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Your Vote Counts

State Primary - September 6, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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.

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 September 6 State Primary, August 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Last day to: Register to Vote for the November 8 State Election, October 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Absentee Ballot Info Register to Vote

Early Vote In-Person

  • Early voting for the September 6 State Primary will begin on Saturday, August 27 and end on Friday, September 2.
  • For the November 8 State Election, early voting will begin on Saturday, October 22 and end on Friday, November 4.

If you have any questions, please contact the Election Commission Office at City Hall Room 208 by calling 508-799-1134 or email elections@worcesterma.gov.

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.

Vote By Mail Application Check/Track Your Vote By Mail Status

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 September 6 State Primary, because Labor Day is not a business day, the deadline for you to receive vote by mail applications is 5 p.m. Monday, August 29.
  • 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

Voters who have a disability which prevents them from being able to independently mark a paper ballot are allowed to request a reasonable accommodation. Additional information on accessible voting by mail will be forthcoming.

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.

Where Do I Vote?

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

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