Absentee/Early Voting in Concord

VOTE BY MAIL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL ELECTIONS

The Governor signed the VOTES Act into law on June 22, 2022 providing voters with the permanent option for voting by mail.

2022 Fall Vote By Mail Application

In person early voting will be available during the week before the State Primary/Special Town Election (August 27 - September 2) and the two weeks before the State Election (October 22 - November 4) during normal business hours and additional Saturday hours to be announced. There will be no early voting hours on Sundays.

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL

2022 Fall Absentee Ballot Application

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must:

  • Be away from your city/town on Election Day; or
  • Have a disability that keeps you from voting at your polling place; or
  • Have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election Day

Absentee voters use the same ballots as early voters and have the same deadlines for returning their ballots. Most voters who qualify for an absentee ballot can choose instead to apply for an early Vote by Mail ballot. There are some times that an absentee ballot application is needed. You should fill out an absentee ballot application if:

  • You are a U.S. citizen residing overseas; or
  • You are on active military duty; or
  • You are currently incarcerated for a reason other than a felony conviction; or
  • You are requesting an emergency absentee ballot due to hospitalization.
  • Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, by drop box, or by e-mail (see form for details); however, the local election official must be able to view the signature of the person requesting the ballot. If the application is being submitted by e-mail, a scanned copy of the request must be submitted.

Emergency Absentee Ballots

If you have been admitted to a healthcare facility within 1 week of the election, you may use the absentee ballot application to designate someone of your choice to deliver a ballot to you. The person you designate to deliver your ballot will need to bring the signed application to your local election office, pick up your absentee ballot, bring it to you, and return it for you by the close of polls on Election Day. Emergency ballots may be requested up until the close of polls.

Military & Overseas Voters

If you are a U.S citizen residing out of the country or on active military duty, you may use the Federal Post Card Application or the Massachusetts Absentee Ballot Application to request your ballot. More information is available on our page for Voting for Military & Overseas Citizens.

Absentee and Vote by Mail applications must reach your local election office by 5 p.m. on the fifth business day before Election Day.

State Primary & Special Town Election Deadline: August 29, 2022

State Election Deadline: November 1, 2022

More information about Voting by Mail in Massachusetts