Absentee and Vote by Mail Information

Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

  • will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

OR voters may choose to vote by mail by filling out and signing an application. The application can be filled out for a specific election or for the calendar year. Vote by mail applications do not carry over from year to year. They must be filled out yearly.

Voting for Military and Overseas US Citizens differs slightly.  Please click here for more information.

2024 Vote By Mail Application 

Absentee Ballot Application


A completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day to be counted.  If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot for a final state or city election can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.


For more information on Absentee Voting and vote by mail, please click here.