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September 6, 2022 State Primary Voting Options

On June 22, 2022, “The VOTES Act” was signed into law. The VOTES Act makes several temporary election administration changes, which were instituted in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, permanent. Early voting is available to all voters for the State Primary, September 6. Early voting is available by mail and in person to all registered voters and no excuse is required.

Voter Registration

For anyone wanting to vote early in-person, vote by mail or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.registertovotema.com. If you need to register to vote, you may do so online if you have a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). If you don’t have an RMV ID, you will need to print and sign your registration form and mail it to the Cambridge Election Commission, or you can register to vote in person at the Election Commission office during regular office hours. The office will also be open for voter registration on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. To be eligible to vote in the State Primary, September 6, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by the deadline of Saturday, August 27.

Voting Early by Mail

1. Complete a Vote by Mail Application. Applications can be sent by:

  • email to elections@cambridgema.gov or
  • mail to Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 or
  • fax to (617)349-4366

2. Vote when your ballot arrives

3. Return your ballot to the Cambridge Election Commission by mail, in-person, or by drop box.

View Map of Drop Box Locations

The deadline to submit a Vote by Mail application for a mailed ballot for the primary is Monday, August 29 by 5 p.m.

The deadline to return a Vote by Mail ballot is September 6 by 8 p.m. to be counted. 

If you have already applied, you can check the status of your ballot at www.TrackMyBallotMA.com

Voting Early in Person

Visit any of the three (3) early voting locations offered in Cambridge during the period of Saturday, August 27 to Friday, September 2 for the State Primary. Click here for a schedule with the times and locations. 

The last day to vote early in-person will be Friday, September 2 at 5 p.m.

Please be advised that once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

Voting on Election Day

Voting on Election Day will still be available for those who may want to vote at the polls. Please note that due to the 2022 Reprecincting, your polling location may have changed for the upcoming 2022 State Primary, September 6. Please double check your polling location before going to vote. To find your polling location and precinct information, visit www.cambridgema.gov/pollinglocations. In the next few weeks, voters will receive a Guide to Ward and Precinct Changes, Early Voting Guide and a Voter Notification Card. They will have information pertaining to any relocated polling places and other important election related information. Signage will also be posted to help voters find their polling sites.

Primary Information

On Ballot: Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, Sheriff.

List of Candidates in Cambridge Districts
New districts will be used in the 2022 State Primary. You can use this site to find your current elected officials and your legislative districts for the Fall 2022 elections, and a sample Democratic and Republican ballot.

The general election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 


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Page was last modified on 10/3/2022 11:54 AM
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