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NOTICE: The Election Commission will be open to members of the public, by appointment only, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are available for voter registration, resident letters, Annual City Census and all other election related matters. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4361 or by email at elections@cambridgema.gov. Appointments will be scheduled in 30-minute increments. If you miss your appointment, you will need to reschedule.

Early Voting

Vote Early by Mail

Download a Vote by Mail Application

Voting by mail is available to all voters for all elections in 2020. You do not need an excuse to vote by mail this year.

To vote by mail, all you need to do is:

1. Complete a vote by mail application

  • You can use one application to request ballots for the primary, the general election, or both!
  • If you are independent and you are voting in the primary, make sure to check off which party ballot you would like. Choosing a party ballot does not register you in the party.
  • Make sure the application is signed. You may sign by hand, or electronically by mouse, stylus, or finger. Typed names are not acceptable signatures.

2. Deliver your Application to the Cambridge Election Commission by email, mail or fax

  • Email: elections@cambridgema.gov 
  • Mail: Cambridge Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Fax: 617-349-4366

The application must arrive by August 26th to vote by mail in the September 1st State Primary

The application must arrive by October 28th to vote by mail in the November 3rd State/Presidential Election

3. Vote when your ballot arrives

  • Ballots for the September 1st State Primary will be mailed beginning in early August
  • Ballots for the November 3rd State/Presidential election will be mailed beginning in early October

4. Return your ballot to the Cambridge Election Commission by 8 pm on Election Day

  • Mail: the envelopes will be addressed and postage is provided!
  • In-person: Cambridge Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Dropbox: information coming soon!

For the primary, all ballots must arrive at the Cambridge Election Commission office by Tuesday, September 1st at 8 pm

For the general election, ballots sent by mail must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3rd and must arrive at the Cambridge Election Commission office by Friday, November 6th at 5 pm. Ballots delivered by hand or by dropbox must be delivered by 8 pm on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Vote Early in Person

Times and Locations coming soon!

The in-person Early Voting Period for the September 1st State Primary is Saturday, August 22nd through Friday, August 28th

The in-person Early Voting Period for the November 3rd State/Presidential Election is Saturday, October 17th through Friday, October 30th

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