2.5 min readBy Published On: September 22nd, 2020Categories: News0 Comments on Voting: Important dates and info

In case you live under a rock, it’s a presidential election year – and it’s an election year during a pandemic. So here is some helpful information for all you voters including deadlines and dates!  Polls are open Tuesday, November 3rd from 7am-8pm for the General Election. 

National Register to Vote Day

Tuesday, September 22nd is National Register to Vote Day!  If you have not yet registered to vote, you can do so here!  You have until October 24th to register in order to vote on November 3rd. 

Who can register to vote?

  • To register in Massachusetts you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Massachusetts
  • be at least 16 years old (must be 18 years old to vote on Election Day)
  • not have been convicted of corrupt practices in respect to elections
  • not be under guardianship with respect to voting
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction

Not a registered voter?

For the general election, you have until October 24th. You can register online to vote here. You can register by mail to vote in Massachusetts by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can find the form here. 


Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation to expand mail-in and early voting in Massachusetts in July.  The deadline to request a mail-in ballot  for the general election is October 28th. You can find an application here 

If you are already a registered voter, you will most likely got an application sent to you via mail by the Secretary of State’s office. You can also drop off your ballot to any of these dropbox locations! 

Track Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Voters who send in their vote-by-mail ballots can use the state’s portal to track their ballots here. For the most up to date information on the status of your ballot application, you can call your local election office.

Vote Early

In Massachusetts there’s an early voting period before the general election early voting to run from Oct. 17 to Oct. 30. This is for in-person voting. You can find a list of early voting locations in the City of Boston here! If you’d like to send in your vote by mail ballot, you can do that at anytime before Tuesday, November 3rd for the general election. You can learn more about this here. 

More early voting in person additions below:

Tuesday, October 20, from 12 to 8 p.m.: 
  • BCYF Paris Street (Gymnasium): 112 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128
  • BCYF Tobin (Lower Level): 1481 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02120
Thursday, October 22, from 12 to 8 p.m.: 
  • BCYF Shelburne (Gymnasium): 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
  • Strand Theatre: 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125
Tuesday, October 27, from 12 to 8 p.m.:
  • St. George Orthodox Church of Boston: 55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury, MA 02132
  • BCYF Hyde Park: 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Thursday, October 29, 12 to 8 p.m.: 
  • Florian Hall: 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Mattapan Teen Center: 10 Hazelton Street, Mattapan, MA 02126

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