Secretary of the Commonwealth, Elections Division

Filed Under: Administrative Issues
McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place, Room 1705
Boston, ma 02108
Phone: 617-727-2828
Toll-Free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683)
Fax : 617-742-3238

Voter Resources

Voter Information

Voter Registration Information
Anyone can vote who is:

  • 18 years or older on Election Day (and who has met registration deadlines detailed below)
  • A resident of Massachusetts
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Not currently incarcerated for a felony

Incarcerated persons who have been convicted of a felony are prohibited from voting for any office (local, state or federal) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Persons who are no longer incarcerated or who are in prison awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a misdemeanor may register to vote.

Non-English speaking: May register to vote. Ask for assistance when registering.

Homeless people: Have the right to vote even if they are living on the street and do not have a street address. The Registration Form has a space for drawing a diagram of the streets where homeless sleep. Call the office of the Secretary of State at 617-727-2828 if problems arise during registration.

Persons in prison who have NOT been convicted of a felony, awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor, can vote by Absentee Ballot and these ballots can be obtained for them by friends or family. For the address, use last place of residence in Massachusetts.

Service hours

M - F 8am - 5pm (Contact local town/city election dept. for local hours)


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Last updated December 15, 2021


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