Submitting Nomination Papers During Election Commission Office Closure

On April 28th, Election Commission staff will be available to accept nomination papers curbside at 51 Inman Street. If you are dropping off or picking up nomination papers on April 28th, please call the office at 617-349-4361 and a staff member will assist you

To submit nomination papers before April 28th, please mail them to the Election Commission, 51 Inman street, Cambridge, MA 02139.  If you include a self-addressed stamped return envelope, we will mail the nomination papers back once they are certified. For mailed nomination papers, please be aware that a postmark is not sufficient for nomination paper deadlines. The papers must arrive in the Election Commission Office by 5 p.m. on the deadline. 

The nomination paper deadline for District and County Offices is Tuesday, April 28th at 5 p.m. The nomination paper deadline for Federal and Statewide Offices is Tuesday, May 5th at 5 p.m.  If the Election Commission Office is still closed on May 5th, we will update this post with additional information about accepting nomination papers on that date.

2020 State Election Calendar

Update April 21, 2020

By court order, nomination paper deadlines for candidates for state district and county offices have been extended by one week.

For those candidates, the deadline to submit nomination papers to local election officials has been extended from April 28, 2020 to 5 p.m., May 5, 2020. The deadline to submit nomination papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Elections Division has been extended from May 26, 2020 to 5 p.m., June 2, 2020.

The Cambridge Election Commission office will still be available to accept nomination papers curbside at 51 Inman street on April 28, as well as on May 5, if the office is still closed to the public at that time.  If you have any questions, please email

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