Vote by Mail Ballot Applications Due on Wed., August 26; Early Voting at City Hall Through Fri., August 28

Vote by mail ballot applications for the September 1 primary election must be received by the City of Somerville Elections Department by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26.

Because the deadline is near, you should not mail in your ballot application. It can be returned one of three ways by 5 p.m., Wednesday:

  1. Put it in one of the ten secure drop boxes throughout the city (locations listed below), 
  2. Scan and then email the application to [email protected], or
  3. Fax it to 617-625-5643.

Please note: Electronic signatures are acceptable, but your signature has to be similar to your hand-written signature. You can sign your name on a computer or phone using a mouse, finger, or stylus. Typed signatures cannot be accepted.

As a reminder, vote by mail ballots must be received by the Elections Department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1. While you can mail your ballot back, you may want to use one of our ballot drop boxes as we get closer to election day to ensure your ballot is in on time. 

Vote by mail application and vote by mail ballot drop boxes are located at:

In-Person Voting: Early Voting or Election Day

As a reminder, early voting is taking place at City Hall through Friday, August 28. For early voting hours, please visit

To find your polling place for the September 1 Primary, visit Please note that five polling locations have been moved to allow for greater social distancing due the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information, visit  or contact the Elections Office at (617) 625-6600 x4200 or [email protected].


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, 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].