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Vote early Boston

For the 2020 presidential primaries, early voting will take place from Monday, February 24, through Friday, February 28. 

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Before you visit a location, check your voter status

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.

For the 2020 presidential primaries, early voting will take place from Monday, February 24, through Friday, February 28. The deadline to register to vote is February 12, 2020. Our office will stay open until 8 p.m. for voter registrations, but you can also register on the state's website.

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Find an early voting location

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.

During the early voting period, Boston City Hall is the main early voting polling location. City Hall will be open for voting Monday and Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., during the five-day period. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, City Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. for early voting.

You can see information on sites across the City in the schedule below.

early voting schedule

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Go vote early!

If you plan to vote early, you have until 5 p.m. on February 28.

Please note

If you miss the early voting period, you can still vote on Primary Day, March 3, 2020.

Step
1

Make sure you're registered to vote

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? Check your voter registration status.

For the 2020 presidential primaries, early voting will take place from Monday, February 24, through Friday, February 28. The deadline to register to vote is February 12, 2020. Our office will stay open until 8 p.m. for voter registrations, but you can also register on the state's website.

Step
2

Send us your early voting request

If you want to cast your early ballot by mail, you must submit an application before 12 p.m. on Friday, February 28. We cannot mail early voting ballots before the start of the early voting period.

Please download, print out, and complete the early voting request application. You can scan your signed application and email it back to us at election@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

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Complete and send in 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 bring it in person to the address on the envelope.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you miss the early voting period, you must turn your ballot in to City Hall, Room 241, by 8 p.m. on Primary Day, March 3, 2020.

Contact:
Election
1 City Hall Square, Room 241
Boston MA  02201
United States
What is early voting?
  • Unlike Absentee Voting, you do not need an excuse or reason to vote early.
  • Under the law, cities and towns must have at least one early voting site open during normal business hours.

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