How to Apply
If you are a registered voter, you may submit your vote-by-mail application online through the Massachusetts Mail-in Ballot Application System:
apply by mail or fax
If you want to mail or fax your application, you can download one:
- 2024 vote-by-mail application (English) / Solicitud de Voto por Correo 2024 (Español)
- 2024 vote-by-mail application (English) / Đơn Xin Bầu Bằng Thư 2024 (Tiếng Việt)
- 2024 vote-by-mail application (English) / 2024 年郵寄投票申請表 (中文)
You can scan your signed application and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to us at 617-635-4483. You can also drop off or mail your completed application to:
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston, MA 02201
Office hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Applications to request a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by Tuesday, February 27, 2024 for the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
Tracking your ballot
Boston voters can track their ballot requested by mail through the state's website. We will start mailing out ballots as soon as possible. We will continue to mail ballots as applications arrive, until the February 27, application deadline.
Complete Your Ballot
Mail your ballot right away
You can mail the ballot to the address on the envelope. Please submit your completed ballot as soon as possible. The Boston Election Department has provided postage paid envelopes for the return of voted ballots.
Please note: All ballots must reach the Boston Election office by the close of polls on Election Day to be counted.
RETURNing YOUR BALLOT IN PERSON?
If you plan to return your ballot in person instead of mailing it, we have dedicated drop boxes available across the City, including at Boston City Hall. You have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to drop off your ballot.
All drop boxes will be monitored by surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week leading up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Ballots CANNOT be dropped off at polling locations on Election Day.
List of drop box locations
Keep in mind
If you have already applied for an Absentee Ballot, you do not need to fill out an application for a mail-in ballot.
The Boston Election Department would like to remind voters that in-person voting is also available for the Presidential Primary.
Early Voting for the Presidential Primary will take place Saturday, February 24, through Friday, March 1, 2024.