Voting Amidst COVID19
On May 19, two state senate districts will be holding special primary elections. These districts are the
Second Hampden and Hampshire Senate District, which includes the municipalities Tolland, Granville, Southwick, Agawam, Westfield, Russel, Montgomery, Southampton, Easthampton, and Holyoke
Plymouth and Barnstable Senatorial District, which includes the municipalities of Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Bourne, Falmouth, and Sandwich
On June 2, two state representative districts will be holding special primary elections. These districts are the
Third Bristol Representative District, which includes the municipalities of Taunton and Easton
Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Representative District, which includes the municipalities of Acton, Boxboro, Shirley, Harvard, and Lunenburg
Due to recently-passed legislation, voters in these districts may request an application to vote early by mail. You can find the application here.
Voters may submit this application to their local election official via email, as long as their signature is visible. Voters may also submit the forms in-person or via mail. Local election officials must receive completed ballots by election day for them to be counted.
For any local election held on or before June 30 in Massachusetts, voters may submit this application to their local election official to vote early by mail. As noted above, voters may submit this application via email, traditional mail, or in-person, and local election officials must receive them by election day.
For all elections held on or before June 30, the voter registration deadline has shrunk from 20 days before each election to 10. You can register to vote here. You cannot register to vote on election day, or update your registration, so make sure to verify the status of your registration at least 10 days before the relevant election.
In-person voting will remain an option for all voters. In order to maximize the safety of yourself and those around you, it is encouraged that voters wear a facemask to the polls. Additionally, local election officials are recommending that voters bring their own pens – either black or blue – to fill out their ballots. Polling locations will enforce social distancing, while routinely sanitizing stations and equipment.
Additionally, some municipalities are altering the number of polling locations that will be open for these elections. We strongly encourage voters to double-check their polling location for these Spring elections by contacting their local election officials.