Your Vote Counts

Voting is a constitutional right given to Americans and your vote, every vote, counts! The information below will provide you with all of the information you need for the upcoming election.

On June 22, 2022, an election reform law titled, "The VOTES Act" was signed into law. Among other things, the VOTES Act makes several of the temporary changes from the pandemic permanent.

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2020 Redistricting of the 5 City Council Districts

Every ten years, the 5 City Council District lines are redrawn by the Worcester Board of Election Commissioners. This process happens after each federal census in order to make sure each City Council district is made up of approximately the same number of people. If your City Council district changed, you will likely see new candidates on your ballot this year. Even though you may be voting in new districts this fall, you will still be represented by your current District City Council until a new Council is sworn-in in January 2024. To find your City Council district visit Where Do I Vote?

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Electing District School Committee Members

On September 1, 2022, Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2022 was signed into law that changed the Worcester City Charter starting with the 2023 Election. The School Committee will have SIX district seats and TWO at-large seats. The SIX districts are labelled as A, B, C, D, E and F, which differentiates them from the numbered 5 City Council districts. To find your School Committee District visit Where Do I Vote?

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Voter Registration Deadlines

The voter registration deadline for all elections in 2023 is 10 calendar days before the date of the election.

  • Last day to: Register to Vote for the November 7 Municipal Election and Special State Election, October 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Early Vote In-Person

If you are registered to vote in the City of Worcester, you may take advantage of Early Voting at any of the locations offered.

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Vote By Mail Application Deadlines

The deadline to receive a request for any ballot (early or absentee) to be mailed is now 5 business days before the election.

  • For the November 7 Municipal Election and Special State Election, the deadline for you to receive vote by mail applications is 5 p.m. October 31.

Vote By Mail Ballot Return

All ballots must be returned by close of polls on Election Day.

You may mail ballots to: Worcester Election Commission, 455 Main St, Room 208 Worcester, MA 01608

OR Deliver to One of the Following Vote By Mail Drop Boxes:

  1. Worcester City Hall - City Hall Garage Entrance and 1st Floor Back of the Common Entrance.
  2. Drop boxes will be available at each early voting location during the scheduled voting hours.
  3. Drop boxes will be available at each of the Worcester Fire Stations.

Accessible Voting By Mail

The Accessible Vote by Mail system allows you to receive, complete and return your ballot electronically using a secure web portal if you are unable to mark a paper ballot because of a disability.

You may also choose to print your completed ballot and return it by mail, secure ballot drop box or in person to your local election office or early voting location.

The Accessible Vote by Mail system is available only to voters who are blind or have vision impairments, mobility/dexterity disabilities or other disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to effectively access a paper Vote by Mail ballot, because of inability to independently read, write, hold or physically manipulate standard print materials.

If you are eligible and wish to use the Accessible Vote by Mail system, you must apply with the Worcester Election Office by emailing

Accessible Vote by Mail Application

Use the Accessible Vote by Mail Application to apply for your ballot. You must provide the following information on the application before submitting it to your local election official:

  1. Voter Information - Provide your name, the address where you are registered to vote, date of birth and email address.
  2. Ballot Information - Choose which ballot(s) you want to receive by mail. If you're requesting a primary ballot and you're not registered in a party, you must pick a primary ballot. Provide your ballot mailing address if you want to return your ballot by mail, drop box or in person.
  3. Accommodations - Check the appropriate boxes to request an accommodation.
  4. Assistance - If you're helping someone complete the application, or you're requesting a ballot for a family member, fill out this section.

In order to provide you with access to the electronic ballot, your local election official will need you to provide your email address. The Worcester Election office will send access information for your ballot to the email address you provide on your application.

You must include a signature on the application, which may be handwritten or hand-drawn using a mouse or stylus. If you cannot independently insert a hand-drawn signature, you may type your name in the signature line.

Vote In-Person on Election Day

You can vote on Election Day at your assigned polling location; polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You may search the City of Worcester voter database by entering your last name and date of birth. The search results include voter name, address, district/ward/precinct, voter status, party, next election date and polling location information.

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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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8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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