Somerville Announces Early Voting Schedule; Reminds Residents About Additional Upcoming Election Dates and Vote by Mail

Early voting for the September 1 primary to take place from August 22 to 28 at City Hall

The City of Somerville will hold seven days of early voting ahead of the Tuesday, September 1, primary elections. All early voting will take place at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., and the schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 22, 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

By taking advantage of early voting, anyone wishing to vote in-person can help spread out crowds over the week, which will help with social distancing. If you have questions about early voting, please email [email protected] or call the Elections Department via 311. 

Vote by Mail and Other Important Elections Dates

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Massachusetts voters will be able to vote by mail in both the September 1 State primary and the November 3 general election this year. Earlier this month the Secretary of State mailed all eligible voters (who have not already requested an absentee ballot) a vote by mail ballot application. Voters can use that application to request a ballot for the primary election, general election, or both.

Applications for a September 1 primary election ballot must be returned to the City of Somerville Elections Department by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26. However, we encourage you to return your ballot application to the Somerville Elections Department as quickly as possible. 

If you are not registered to vote or need to update your address or party affiliation, you have until 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, to do so. Visit to learn more about your options for registering. Anyone who registers to vote between July 1 and August 22 will be sent a vote by mail ballot application with their registration acknowledgment notice.

Visit for more voting information or call 311 to connect with the Elections Department.




Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected]