Massachusetts Election Dates and Deadlines

Welcome to the Massachusetts Election Dates and Deadlines listing from U.S. Vote Foundation.

Here you can find out when Massachusetts elections will be held at the local, state and federal election level. There are many different deadlines associated with Massachusetts elections, such as voter registration deadlines, absentee ballot request and ballot return deadlines, date ranges for early voting, and in-person voting options. No matter the type of election, or whether you are voting at home or voting from abroad, this service will provide you with comprehensive election dates and deadlines for your voting state of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Massachusetts Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Party change by
    Sat Feb 24, 2024
  • Postmarked by
    Sat Feb 24, 2024
  • In-Person Request by
    Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:00PM EST
  • Online by
    Sat Feb 24, 2024 11:59PM EST

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by
Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM EST

Early Voting Available

  • In-person Absentee Voting

    in-person absentee voting ends at noon on Mar 4th


    From Sat Feb 24, 2024 to Mon Mar 4, 2024
  • Early Voting
    From Sat Feb 24, 2024 to Fri Mar 1, 2024

Early Voting (by mail or in-person) is available to all voters. Absentee Voting (by mail or in-person) requires an excuse. Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.

Tue Sep 3, 2024 - Massachusetts State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked by
    Sat Aug 24, 2024
  • In-Person Request by
    Sat Aug 24, 2024 5:00PM
  • Online by
    Sat Aug 24, 2024 11:59PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by
Mon Aug 26, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Tue Sep 3, 2024 8:00PM
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Fri Sep 6, 2024

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Aug 24, 2024 to Fri Aug 30, 2024

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Massachusetts General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Online by
    Sat Oct 26, 2024
  • Postmarked by
    Sat Oct 26, 2024
  • In-Person Request by
    Sat Oct 26, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request to Receive Blank Ballot by Mail by
Tue Oct 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
Fri Nov 8, 2024 8:00PM

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Oct 19, 2024 to Fri Nov 1, 2024

What's On My Ballot? Go to Sample Ballot Lookup for candidate names and to learn of any ballot measures and proposed state constitutional amendments on your ballot.

Massachusetts Local Elections

There are currently no upcoming local elections identified for this state.

Massachusetts Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Massachusetts Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by

UOCAVA voter who misses the absentee ballot request deadline can still submit a FWAB until 8 p.m. on March 5


Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM EST

Tue Sep 3, 2024 - Massachusetts State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by

UOCAVA voter who misses the absentee ballot request deadline can still submit a FWAB until 8 p.m. on September 3rd.


Mon Aug 26, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Sep 3, 2024 8:00PM

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Massachusetts General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Tue Oct 29, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
Fri Nov 15, 2024 5:00PM

Massachusetts Local Elections

There are currently no upcoming local elections identified for this state.

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