Absentee Voting

Under normal circumstances, in order to be eligible to receive an absentee ballot, a voter must be unable to vote at their polling place on Election Day due to one or more of the following:

  • Absence from the city; 
  • Physical disability; 
  • Religious belief.

Absentee ballot applications are available at the Registrar of Voters Office or by clicking here.

When completing the application, you may choose to request a ballot for a specific election or for all elections in a specific year.  Please note that Absentee Ballot applications for a specific election expire after that election. Absentee Ballot applications for all elections in a specific year expire on December 31st of the specified year.  You must submit a new Absentee Ballot application every year. If you have a permanent physical disability, you may file a doctor's note with the Registrar of Voters Office to have a completed application automatically mailed to you every year to be signed and returned. 

To learn more about Absentee Voting in Massachusetts, click here

Under normal circumstances, all Absentee Ballot applications requesting in-person Absentee Ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters Office no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day before the election for which the ballot is requested.