Early Voting

Early Voting

Early Voting for the 2020 Presidential Primary is from Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28. Any voter registered in Cambridge can vote early - you do not need a reason or excuse.

Check here to see if you are registered to vote - the deadline to register is February 12. For more information about the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary, click here

Voting In Person

Any voter registered in Cambridge can go to any of the six Cambridge Early Voting Locations. Unlike Election Day, you are not assigned to a polling location. Vote at the location that is most convenient to you!

Click Here to download a PDF schedule

City Hall Basement, 795 Massachusetts Ave, Driveway Entrance
Police Department Community Room, 125 Sixth Street, First Floor
Main Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge Water Department, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway
O’Neill Library, 70 Rindge Avenue

Monday, February 24 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday, February 25 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday, February 26 12pm - 8pm
Thursday, February 27 9:30am - 6pm
Friday, February 28 9:30am - 6pm

Election Commission Office, 51 Inman Street

Monday, February 24 8:30am - 8pm
Tuesday, February 25 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday, February 26 8:30am - 8pm
Thursday, February 27 8:30am - 6pm
Friday, February 28 8:30am - 6pm

Voting by Mail

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that early voting ballots cannot be mailed out until February 24, the first day of the early voting period. If you are eligible to vote absentee, please use an absentee ballot application instead of an early voting application since absentee ballots will be available before the early voting period begins and you will have more time to mail your ballot. 

How to vote early by mail: 

1. Download an early voting application and fill it out. If you are unenrolled, please indicate which party ballot you want sent on line 4.

2. Return your completed and signed application to the Election Commission by either:

  • Emailing it to elections@cambridgema.gov
  • Faxing it to 617-349-4366
  • Mailing it to:
    Cambridge Election Commission
    51 Inman Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
3. When you receive your ballot, fill it out and return it by one of these methods:
  • By mail, using the envelope provided with your ballot
  • In person at the Election Commission office (51 Inman St, 1st Floor)
  • To an election official at a designated early voting location during prescribed early voting hours (see above)

Important Dates for Mail-In Ballots:

  • Ballots will be mailed starting Monday, February 24
  • The last day to apply for an Early Voting Ballot by mail is Friday, February 28 at 12pm (noon)
  • The last day and time to return your voted ballot is Tuesday, March 3 at 8pm

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots are available before the early voting period for voters who qualify. For qualifications and information on how to apply, click here.

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