Somerville Votes by Mail

Vote by Mail Is Currently Unavailable in Massachusetts

The “no excuse” vote by mail provisions offered in response to COVID-19 have expired. The State Legislature is now considering bills that would permanently allow vote by mail beginning in 2022.

As always, registered voters may request an absentee ballot if they will be unable to vote at the polls on election day due to: (1) absence from their city or town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief; OR A non-registered voter who is: (1) a Massachusetts citizen absent from the state; or (2) an active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouse or dependent; or (3) a person confined in a correctional facility or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction. Absentee ballot applications are available online. (English / Español)