Voter Registration


To register or pre-register to vote in the City of Cambridge, You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a Cambridge resident.
  • Be 16 years of age; and not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.


How To Register

The deadline to register in any election is 20 days prior to the date of the election.

Registering online:
In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

Registering by mail:
If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form from the Secretary of State's Website at  You can also obtain a mail-in Registration Form from the City Clerk's Office, any Cambridge Post Office or any branch of the Cambridge Public Library.

Fill the form out completely and sign at the bottom; otherwise it will be rejected and sent back to the applicant.

Mail (DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL) the Voter Registration form to:

Cambridge Election Commission
51 Inman Street, 1st floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Registering in person:
If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at the Election Commission office at 51 Inman Street. 

Voter registration is also available as part of every transaction at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and at certain public assistance agencies. Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid as of the day that they are signed.

Check Your Registration Status

Click here to check your voter registration status

How to Request Voter Registration Forms

We can provide a limited number of mail-in forms in our office, or you can request them from the Secretary of State's office by calling 617-727-2828.  You can also download the form at

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here for answers to frequently asked questions about voter registration.

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Contact Information

Executive Director:
Tanya L. Ford

51 Inman Street, First Floor
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30 am-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-Noon

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