Absentee Voting Eligibility
In general, an individual should vote in person at his/her precinct. Valid reasons for voting by absentee ballot include:
· Absence from the voter's town on Election Day; or
· Physical disability; or
· Religious belief
How do I apply for an absentee ballot?
Absentee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or the voter's family member. For your convenience, the Absentee Ballot Application and the Absentee Ballot by a Family Member may be downloaded and mailed or dropped off to our office. If you would like an application mailed to you, please call our office at 781-762-1240 x151.
When completing the application, you may indicate whether you are requesting a ballot for a specific election, or if you require a ballot for all elections this year. Please note that absentee ballot applications expire at the end of each calendar year. If you are a voter with a permanent physical disability, you may obtain a note from your doctor to that effect and submit it to our office. At the beginning of each calendar year we will mail a completed application for you to sign and return.
All requests for absentee ballots must be received by our office no later than 12 p.m. on the day before the election for which the ballot is being requested. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, fax (781-278-3018), or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org); however, we must be able to view the signature of the person requesting the ballot. If the application is being submitted by e-mail, a scanned copy of the request must be submitted. You can track your absentee ballot at the Secretary of State's Website - Track My Absentee Ballot.
How do I apply for an absentee ballot if living outside the USA or in the Military?
Information for United States citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) can be found on the Secretary of State's Website.
Voting for Military and Overseas US Citizens