State Election November 6 2018

The State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Voter Registration

For Cambridge residents not already registered, the last day to register to vote is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 until 8 p.m. The Office of the Secretary of State has developed an Online Voter Registration System at Individuals may use the online system to submit an online application, update their address or change their party affiliation. You must have a valid driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). If you do not have an RMV ID you can use the system to create an application. Print and sign the completed form and mail or bring it to the office of the Cambridge Election Commission. The Election Commission Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. More Information on Voter Registration

Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballots are now available at the Cambridge Election Commission office. Any voter who is unable to go to the polls on Election Day due to physical disability, religious belief, or absence from the City may request an Absentee Ballot from the Commission. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 5th at noon. Absentee Ballots may be mailed to voters, or such voters may choose to vote at the Commission office during regular city office hours: Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon. More information on Absentee Voting

Early Voting

Early Voting is available from October 22 - November 2 for all Cambridge voters.  No reason is necessary. For times and locations, please visit

Election Day

Polls are open from 7am until 8 pm at all Cambridge Polling Locations. You must vote at the polling location where you are registered. There will be no voting at Early Voting Locations or the Election Commission Office.  You can call the Election Commission at 617-349-4361 to find out where to vote or visit You can also download a map or list of all polling locations Cambridge

Information for Voters

Cambridge is divided into multiple districts, so your ballot will depend on where you live. You can find a link to a sample ballot by typing in your address at or you can download a list of all candidates in Cambridge districts.

Ballot question information can be found in the 2018 Information for Voters from the Secretary of State's office. 

For any additional information, please visit the Cambridge Election Commission office at 51 Inman Street, call (617-349-4361) or visit our website at

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