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. By July 15, the Secretary of State will mail all eligible voters (who have not already requested an absentee ballot) a vote by mail ballot application.
Applications for a September 1 primary election ballot must be received by the City of Somerville Elections Department by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26. However, we do encourage you to return your ballot application to the Elections Department as quickly as you can after you receive it. When you fill out your application you can request a ballot for the September 1 primary election, November 3 general election, or both.
Ballot applications can be returned via the included pre-stamped and addressed envelope, by fax at 617-625-5643, or by scanning and emailing the application to [email protected]. 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 are not acceptable.
If you are not registered to vote, or need to update your address or party affiliation, you have until Saturday, August 22, to do so. Visit our Register to Vote page to learn more about your options for registering. The Somerville Elections Department will send anyone who registers to vote between July 1 and August 22 a vote by mail ballot application with their registration acknowledgment notice.
If you do not receive your vote by mail ballot application or misplace it, you can download one from the Elections Department website. You can also send a signed written request to the Somerville Elections Department indicating you would like a vote by mail ballot. Make sure to include your name, address, and where to mail your ballot. If you would like a State Primary ballot and you are not registered in a political party, make sure to include the party ballot you are requesting as well. You can also request an application by calling 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) or emailing [email protected].
For more information, view the Voting by Mail FAQ at sec.state.ma.us, or contact the Elections Office at (617) 625-6600 x4200.