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Early Voting in Person
Early Voting in person is available to Massachusetts registered voters for state primaries, presidential primaries and state elections. Early voting is not available for local elections.
No application or mailing necessary…just show up and vote!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR EARLY VOTING
If I applied for a vote by mail ballot may I appear to vote in person at an early voting site or at the polls on Election Day?
YES - If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Town Clerk’s Office, you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day or at an early voting site. These voters will be required to complete additional paperwork and will need to show an I.D. Should your mail in ballot be received after you voted early in person or at the polls on Election Day that ballot will be rejected and will not be counted.
NO - If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Town Clerk’s Office. A returned vote by mail ballot is considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, early in person or in person at the polls on Election Day.
If I vote early in person can I appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day?
NO - If you appeared to vote early in person your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, or in person at the polls on Election Day. Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.
When & how is an early voter's ballot (by mail or in person) cast?
All vote by mail and early voting in person ballots will be opened and inserted into a tabulator before Election Day or processed through the tabulators at the polls on Election Day. All ballots will be kept secured, locked, and unexamined until the polls are closed on Election Day.
Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.
150 Foot Rule
The 150 foot rule prohibiting campaigning around polling places has been extended to early voting sites as well. This means that there shall be no campaigning for or against a candidate or question on the ballot for that election within 150 feet of the entrance to the early voting site during voting hours. Signature gathering of any kind will also be prohibited during the voting hours.