What Voters Need to Know Before the November 3 Election

With more options than ever available for you to cast your vote this fall, here’s all of the information you need in order to safely and conveniently vote!

Voting options for the November 3 General Election:

    1. Vote By Mail If you are a registered voter, expect to receive an application to vote with a mail-in ballot for the 2020 elections. Your town or city clerk will mail you a ballot after you submit a request. If you didn’t receive an application to vote by mail, you can contact your town or city clerk to request one. You can track the status of your ballot here.
    2. Early In-Person Voting From October 17 to October 30, votes can be cast in person at designated sites. To learn about your community’s early voting schedule, contact your town or city clerk.
    3. Election Day In-Person Voting Voters who did not participate in mail-in or early voting can vote in the traditional fashion on November 3 at their designated polling place.

Important dates to keep in mind:

  • Late September – Secretary of State mails Vote by Mail applications to all voters who have not already requested a November 3 mail-in ballot
  • Early October – Town and City Clerks begin mailing ballots to Vote by Mail voters
  • October 17, 2020 – Early In-Person Voting Begins
  • October 24, 2020 – Last Day to Register to Vote and Change Party Enrollment
  • October 28, 2020 – Deadline to submit a Vote by Mail or Absentee Ballot application for mailed ballot for election
  • October 30, 2020 – Early In-Person Voting Ends
  • November 3, 2020 – General Election

Visit the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website or contact the Town and City Clerks of the Fifth Middlesex District to learn where and how you can vote:

  • Malden City Clerk Greg Lucey, Email or call (781) 397-7116
  • Melrose City Clerk Amy Kamosa, Email or call (781) 979-4113
  • Reading Town Clerk Laura Gemme, Contact or call (781) 942-6647
  • Stoneham Town Clerk Maria Sagarino, Contact or call (781) 279-2650
  • Wakefield Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran, Contact or call (781) 246-6383
  • Winchester Town Clerk MaryEllen Lannon, Email or call (781) 721-7130

If you have further questions about voting this fall, feel free to contact your local clerk or the office of State Senator Jason Lewis at Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov or (617) 722-1206.