Need To Drop Off Your Mail-In Ballot? Here's Where To Bring It

There are more options for Massachusetts voters who want to cast their ballot in the presidential election this year than ever before.

Citizens can vote by mail, cast their ballot during early voting, or vote at the polls on Election Day.

First things first: Make sure you're registered to vote by Saturday, Oct. 24.

Second, if you want to vote by mail, make sure you submit your application for a mail-in ballot by Oct. 28 in any of these ways: print this out and mail it in; request one from your town or city's election office, call 1-800-462-VOTE (8683), or submit it online.

Once you have your ballot in hand, fill it out and make sure to sign it. When you are ready to deposit it, you could mail it in (but ensure it's postmarked by Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 3 — and received by Friday, Nov. 6).

If you're worried that you're cutting it close, you could bring it to your local election office, an official dropbox location in your city or town, or your local early voting location.

See where your ballot dropbox is located with the map below. Important: You must drop off your ballot in the town or city where you are registered; do not just drop off your ballot at any dropbox. (This map does not include your community's early voting sites; you can find those here.)

Dropboxes will be open for ballots until polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Early in-person voting runs through Oct. 30. You can also head to the polls on Election Day. See our full guide to voting in this year's election, here.


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