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Request a ballot by downloading an application to email or mail in.
Register to vote in Massachusetts.
Track the status of your vote by mail ballot.
Find out where to mail your ballot application.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on how to vote by mail, please visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website.
Q: Can I vote by mail for Ed Markey in the Massachusetts primary?
A: Yes! Every registered Democratic or unenrolled voter in Massachusetts can vote by mail in the September 1 primary this year. Make sure that you request the Democratic ballot on your vote by mail application.
Q: How do I vote by mail?
A: First, you need to submit a vote by mail application. An application will be mailed to all Massachusetts voters at the address where they are registered to vote (as long as you were registered to vote by July 1st). You can also complete and submit an application online at edmarkey.com/ballot. Once you request your ballot, you’ll receive it in the mail. Vote for Ed Markey (and in all the down-ballot races) on your ballot, and then mail it back!
If you do not receive a ballot application in the mail, you can download one here. You can also request one online here.
Q: How can I email my application instead of sending it by mail?
A: Emailing your ballot application is an easy way to request a ballot so you can vote by mail. You can either sign your application by hand or sign your name on your screen, and email an image of your application to your local election office. Please note that typed signatures are not acceptable. Find out where to email your ballot here.
Q: When should I expect to receive my vote by mail application?
A: The Secretary of the Commonwealth began mailing applications on July 15th to all individuals registered to vote before July 1st. Expect that application to arrive in mid-to-late July. If you don’t want to wait or you need your ballot sent somewhere else, you can apply online here or download a ballot application here.
Q: What is the deadline to send in my vote by mail application?
A: Apply for your vote by mail application as soon as possible. Your local election office needs to receive your ballot application by August 26, but mail can take up to a week to be delivered in each direction, so we recommend sending in your application at least two to three weeks before the September 1 primary election.This will safely allow time for your application to get to your local election office, for the ballot to get back to you, and for you to mail your completed ballot back.
Q: What is the deadline to mail in my ballot?
A: Your ballot must be received by your town’s elections office by 8:00PM EDT on September 1 to be counted for the Democratic primary. It can take up to a week for mail to be delivered, so mail in your ballot as soon as possible.
Q: I vote in Massachusetts, but I’m currently residing out of state. How do I vote by mail for Ed Markey?
A: Get a ballot application from the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website, then fill out your ballot application and, in Section 2 of the application, list the address where you would like the ballot to be mailed.
Q: How can I make sure my ballot makes it in and gets counted?
A: Once you fill out and mail your ballot application, you can check the status of your ballot online. If you do not see a record of your ballot on the website, you should contact your local election office.
Q: Does it cost money to vote by mail? Do I need a stamp?
A: Voting by mail is free. Vote by mail applications and ballots that are mailed to you will be pre-addressed to your local election official and pre-stamped.
Q: Can I vote early in-person instead?
A: You can vote early in-person, though we encourage voting by mail in this election because it is the safest way to vote. You can vote early in-person in the Massachusetts Senate Primary between August 22 and August 28. Consult your local election department to find out where early voting will take place in your community.
Q: Can I vote for Ed Markey on Election Day?
A: You can vote in-person for Ed Markey on Election Day. We suggest that you vote by mail to ensure you can get your vote in on time and avoid contact with other people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q: What if I already signed up to receive my ballots by mail this year?
A: Then you’re all set! You will receive your ballot in the mail in early August. Please complete your ballot and mail it in as soon as possible.
Q: What is the difference between voting by mail and voting absentee?
A: An absentee ballot is typically requested by a voter who is not able to vote in-person on Election Day. The most recent Massachusetts legislation allows all voters a similar opportunity to vote by mail, regardless of whether or not they are able to vote in-person.
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 for Ed Markey in-person during early voting (August 22-28) or on Election Day (September 1). If you receive a ballot but do not return it to your local election department, you can also vote early or on Election Day.
Q: I’m moving or I’m not sure where I’ll be on Election Day. Where should I have my ballot sent?
A: Wherever you will be 7-10 days after you send in your ballot application is where you should have your vote by mail ballot sent.
Q: Can I register to vote and apply for my ballot at the same time?
A: Yes, you can! As long as your voter registration form is received or postmarked 10 days before the election, you can send in your ballot application at the same time as your registration form.
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