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Mail-In Ballots

APPLYING FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT

Absentee and early Vote by Mail ballots must be requested in writing at least 4 business days before Election Day. Applications are available for download below, but any written request is acceptable if it has your signature on it. For absentee ballot applications, a member of your family may also make the request on your behalf.

Applications can be submitted by mail, email, or fax. If you are emailing your application, you may either scan or take a photo of your signed application and email it to elections@worcesterma.gov, or you may sign your application using a mouse, finger, or stylus and email the completed and signed attachment. Typed signatures are not acceptable.

If you are not able to print the application, you may request that one be mailed to you or you may write a letter to your local election official requesting your ballot. Make sure to include your name, your address, the place you would like the ballot mailed, and your signature. If you are requesting a primary ballot and you are unenrolled (independent), be sure to indicate which party's ballot you want to have mailed to you.

Eligibility

Absentee Ballot

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must:

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

ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS

Application Solicitud en Español

Application by a Family Member

Early Vote by Mail Ballot

In response to the declared Covid-19 state of emergency, legislation was approved and extended for early voting by mail for Municipal elections through December 15,2021 in the Commonwealth. This is like absentee voting however no excuse is required.

Similar to the absentee ballot voting requirements, an application must be completed with an original signature.

You may obtain the application online or by contacting the Worcester Elections at 508-799-1134.

EARLY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT APPLICATION

Application Solicitud en Español

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

You can return your ballot in person at Worcester Election Commission, 455 Main Street, Room 208 or any secured ballot drop box, located at each Fire Station in Worcester. Visit www.worcesterma.gov to find a list of Worcester's ballot return locations.

BALLOTS MUST REACH THE WORCESTER ELECTION OFFICE BY THE CLOSE OF POLLS ON ELECTION DAY IN ORDER TO BE COUNTED.

Contact Information

Election Commission
City Hall Room 208
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Phone: 508-799-1134
Fax: 508-799-1137
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Office Hours:
Monday
8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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Customer Service Line
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
508-929-1300
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