Quick Links and Resources
Register to vote or check your voter registration status:
Register to vote in Massachusetts.
Check your voter registration status.
Voting by mail:
Find out where to drop off your ballot.
Track the status of your vote by mail ballot.
Voting early between October 17 and November 30:
Find out where and when you can vote early.
Voting in-person on Tuesday, November 3:
Find your polling place.
Confirm your voter registration status and address.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I applied to vote by mail, but my ballot is taking a long time to arrive, how can I check?
A: Mail delivery time varies as the dedicated members of the United States Postal Service are working harder than ever to ensure voters have free and fair access to the ballot. If you are interested in checking on the status of your ballot, you can visit trackmyballotma.com.
Q: I applied to vote by mail. Is there a place I can drop off my ballot instead of mailing it back?
A: Yes. If you received a ballot to vote by mail, you can return it to a secure dropbox in your community, any early vote location, or to your local elections department. Find out where to safely drop off your ballot.
Q: When can I vote on Election Day?
A: The last day to vote in the general election in Massachusetts is Tuesday, November 3. Polls will be open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM. If you plan on voting in person, please visit wheredoivotema.com to find out where you can cast your ballot.
Q: TrackMyBallotMA.com says my ballot status is “Pending.” What does that mean?
A: A “Pending” status on trackmyballotma.com means that your application to vote by mail has been received by your local elections department and that they are processing your application. You ballot should be mailed to you shortly.
Q: TrackMyBallotMA.com says my ballot status is “Not Returned.” What does that mean?
A: A “Not Returned” status on www.trackmyballotma.com means that your local elections department has received your application to vote by mail and your ballot has been mailed to you. When your local elections department receives your completed ballot, this status will change to “Accepted.”
Q: How can I minimize risk when I vote in-person during this pandemic?
A: To stay safe when voting in-person, you should wear a mask, maintain at least six feet of distance from other people, bring your own pen to your polling site, and use hand sanitizer before and after entering your polling place.
Q: I already applied to vote by mail. Can I vote in-person instead?
A: Yes! As long as your mail-in ballot has not been received by your local elections office, you can vote in-person — even if you already requested your ballot. If you have already completed and returned or mailed your ballot, you cannot vote in person.
Q: I requested a ballot to vote by mail. What is the deadline to send it in?
A: Your ballot must be received by your town’s elections office by 8:00PM EDT on November 3 to be counted for the Democratic primary. It can take up to a week for mail to be delivered, so return your ballot as soon as possible, or vote early between October 17 and October 30 or on Election Day, November 3.
Q: I never received a vote by mail application OR I never sent in my vote by mail ballot. Can I still vote for Ed Markey?
A: If you don’t submit a ballot application in time, you can still vote early for Ed Markey between October 17 and October 30 or on Election Day, November 3. If you receive a ballot but have not yet returned it to your local election department, you still have the option to vote early or on Election Day.
Have a different question?
Find more information on voting in this election on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website.
Contact the Ed Markey campaign for help at firstname.lastname@example.org.