Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is permitted prior to each election until noon the day before the election.

Determine Your Eligibility

In order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot in Massachusetts, a voter must be prevented from voting at their polling place on Election Day, due to:

  • Absence from the voter’s city or town on Election Day
  • Physical disability
  • Religious belief

Early Voting - State Elections Qualification

Early voting for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary will begin on Monday, February 24, 2020 and continue through Friday, February 28, 2020. Absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. To be eligible to vote in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by Wednesday, February 12, 2020. To check to see if you are registered to vote you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote you may do so online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.

Early voting may be done in person or by mail. In the Town of Middleborough, early voting may be done in person at the Annex Building, 20 Centre Street, Middleborough, MA during the following dates and times: February 24th to February 28th, Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM.

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office, 20 Centre Street, 1st Floor, Middleborough, MA 02346. You may find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.

Please note: Once a voter has cast an early voting ballot the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

Early voting will also be  available for biennial November State Elections.

Important Links

  1. Register to Vote Online
  2. Check Voter Registration Status
  3. Where Do I Vote?
  4. How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot