Absentee ballots are now available across Massachusetts

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Absentee ballots are now available in all Massachusetts cities and towns. 

If you plan to be out of the state for the November 6th elections, there are a few ways you can still vote.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is urging people who intend to vote by absentee ballot to do it as soon as possible. 

Absentee voters need to allow enough time for ballots to be mailed to them and sent back to their city or town hall by Election Day. 

You can request an absentee ballot in writing. Anyone who submits a written request is eligible to receive an absentee ballot.

Applications are also available on the secretary of state’s website, and may be submitted to your local election officials. 

Residents may also vote early starting on October 22nd:  

  • By absentee ballot
  • By mail, fax, or email, as long as a written signature is visible
  • And in person at any early polling location in your city or town

A voter identification booklet has been distributed to every Massachusetts residence, outlining each ballot question, explaining the arguments for and against each one. You’ll also see a one sentence summary on the ballot, so you’ll know what a yes of no vote means. 

The last day to register to vote in the state election is Wednesday October, 17th which still gives you enough time to vote early. 

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