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Absentee Ballot Information

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Absentee ballots for the May 6 , 2019 town elections may be requested up to Friday May 3, 2019 by completing a Massachusetts Official Absentee Ballot Application and returning it to their Town Clerk’s office. Voters requiring their absentee ballot to be mailed to them, should allow ample time for mailing of the application and the ballot. Absentee Ballots will be available the first week of April. Completed absentee ballots received after May 6 are considered invalid.

Click here to print a Massachusetts Official Absentee Ballot Application.


This application may be completed by…

  • A registered voter; or
  • A voter’s family member (spouse, roommate, parent, sibling, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, grandchild, in-law).

Use this application to request an absentee ballot for…

A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the voter’s city or town during polling hours, disability, or religious beliefs.


A non-registered voter who is:

  • A Massachusetts citizen absent from the state;
  • An active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouse or dependent; or
  • A person confined to a correctional facility or jail for reasons other than felony conviction.

Completing the Application

  1. Voter Information – Provide the voter’s name, legal voting address, and date of birth. Telephone number and e-mail address are optional fields.
  2. Ballot Information – Provide the address where you want the ballot mailed and indicate for which election(s) you are requesting a ballot. For primaries, if the voter is not enrolled in a party, provide the desired party ballot. Applications for “all elections this year” are valid for one calendar year.
  3. Special Circumstances – Check any of the listed circumstances which apply to this application, if any.
  4. Sign your name. If you require assistance in signing the application, you may authorize someone to sign your name in your presence. That person must complete the assisting person’s information in Section 3.

Submitting the Application

Send the completed application to the local election official at the voter’s city or town hall.

Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered. Applications may also be submitted electronically by fax or e-mail, as long as the requester’s signature is visible.

Please allow ample mailing time for this application and for the ballot. Ballots must be returned to your local election official by Election Day.

Find contact information for local election officials at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele or by calling 1-800-462-VOTE (8683).

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