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Early Voting in Boston

For the State Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, early voting takes place in the City of Boston from Saturday, October 22, through Friday, November 4, 2022.

Update: We're working to confirm dates and locations for early voting sites in Boston during the early voting period for the State Election. We'll update this website with those dates and locations when they are available.


To vote early, you must be a registered Boston voter. Any registered Boston voter can vote at any early voting location. You don’t need an excuse or reason to vote early. Not sure if you’re registered? Find out your voter registration status.

The deadline to register to vote is Saturday, October 29. The Election Department will stay open that day until 5 p.m. for voter registrations, but you can also register on the state's website.

Vote early in person

What is early voting?

For the State Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, early voting takes place in the City of Boston from Saturday, October 22, through Friday, November 4, 2022.

Unlike traditional polling, you don’t have to vote at your assigned polling location. Vote at the location that is most convenient for you. All ballot styles will be available at every early voting location.

All early voting locations are accessible to voters with disabilities. Every location will also have AutoMark machines for voters who need help marking their ballots.

Where to vote

There are a number of early voting sites for the State Election, including Boston City Hall. If you plan to vote early, you have until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you miss the early voting period, you can still vote on Tuesday, November 8, on the date of the State Election.

Vote Early by Mail

Send us an application

If you want to cast your early ballot by mail for the 2022 State Election, you must submit an application before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. Please download, print out, and complete the early voting request application:

You can scan your signed application and email it back to us at absenteevoter@boston.gov or fax it to us at 617-635-4483. You can also mail your completed application to:

Elections Department
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201

Send us your ballot

We’ll send you an Early Voting Ballot in the mail with a set of return envelopes. You can mail the ballot or drop it at any drop box location throughout the City.

PLEASE NOTE:
  • If you plan to return your ballot in person instead of mailing it, we have drop boxes available across the City. You have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to drop off your ballot. You can also drop off your ballot at any early voting location during the City's early voting period.
  • If you mail your ballot, it must be received by the Election Department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8.
Early voting map

Early voting map

Use your address to search for a location near you. Early voting in the State Election takes place from Saturday, October 22, through Friday, November 4, 2022.
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