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Vote Early Day - State by State Voter Information

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Voter Information

Primary Election Day: September 12, 2023
Primary Ballots Mailed: August 30, 2022*
Primary In-Person Early Voting Opens: September 2, 2023
General Election Day: November 7, 2023
General Election Ballots Mailed: October 18, 2022*
General Election In-Person Early Voting Opens: October 28, 2023
Additional Voting Information: Massachusetts Elections Information Website


*9/12/23 is the primary date for Boston as well as a number of other municipalities across the state; however, some town charters may dictate that primaries are held on different days. Please contact your local elections administrator for more information.

* *Massachusetts Division of  Elections has not set a primary or general election date for mailing ballots to voters just yet.


This state requires an excuse to vote by mail. Check out the information below to determine if you are eligible to vote by mail.

Absentee Voting Criteria

You may vote by absentee ballot in Massachusetts if:

  • You will be away from your city/town on Election Day.
  • You have a disability that keeps them from voting at your polling place.
  • You have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election Day.

If you have encountered a problem with voting, please call this national nonpartisan hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.