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Your Vote Counts

State Election - November 8, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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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Voter Registration Deadlines

Beginning July 22, 2022, the voter registration deadline for all elections and town meetings will be 10 calendar days before the date of the meeting or election.

  • Last day to: Register to Vote for the November 8 State Election, October 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Early Vote By Mail

Effective immediately, early voting by mail must be available for all state elections, state primaries and presidential primaries.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth will be mailing Vote by Mail applications at least 45 days before every regular state primary, state election and presidential primary. The applications will be sent to everyone registered to vote by the 60th day before the election who has not already applied for a ballot. The applications will be pre-addressed to the local election office and postage pre-paid.

The Secretary of the Commonwealth will be required to establish an online ballot request portal for voters to use to request their ballots online.

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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 8 State Election, the deadline for you to receive vote by mail applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 1.

Vote By Mail Ballot Return

For most elections, all ballots will still have to be returned by close of polls on Election Day. Beginning with the 2022 State Election, ballots will be able to arrive up to 3 days after Election Day for biennial state elections only.

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 the following 2022 Accessible Vote by Mail Application Vote by Mail Application (state.ma.us) to votebymail@worcesterma.gov.

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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Election 2022: Behind the Scenes - Mail-In Voting

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Worcester is handling mail-in voting. Your Vote Counts!

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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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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