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Early Voting

Early Voting is available to Massachusetts registered voters in the November biennial state elections.  Early voting is not available for primaries, special elections or local elections.    No application or mailing necessary…just show up and vote!


If I vote early can I also vote at the polls on Election Day?
No. Your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, in person or at  the polls on Election Day.

When & how is an early voter's ballot cast?
Similar to Absentee ballots, Early Voting ballots are sealed by the voter in an envelope and held until Election Day. On Election Day early voting ballots are opened in the same manner as absentee ballots at a centralized tabulation facility which is located at OAHS.

What happens at the centralized tabulation facility (CTF)?
The Centralized tabulation facility in Easton is open from 7AM – 8PM. During that time frame all Early Voting Ballots will be feed through a tabulator (same ones used at the polling locations). When polls close at (8PM) the exact same process to close the polls, tabulate hand counts and write ins is followed at the CTF. The results from the centralized tabulation facility are added to the results from all the precincts at the polling locations.

Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.