The Arc of Massachusetts Voting Resource Center
Welcome to the homepage for #TheArcVotes, The Arc of Massachusetts Voting Resource Center. Election season is just around the corner in Massachusetts. Continue reading for important resources and information about your voting rights.
This year, voting in Massachusetts state elections is coming to your house! In late July, every registered voter will receive “Vote by Mail” applications.
- An application for the State Primary should be arriving first. This will allow you to request for just the primary, or just the election, for both, or for all 2020 ballots. You need to return the completed application no later than August 26 to your local election office. Upon indicating you wish to vote by mail, a ballot will be sent to the same address. Complete it and return it to your local election office by 8 p.m. on September 1. Congrats on voting in the primary!
- An application will be for the State Election on November 3 will come next, unless you already indicated you wanted a ballot sent You need to return the completed application no later than October 28 to your local election office. Upon indication you wish to vote by mail, a ballot will be sent to the same address. Complete it and return it to your local election office no later than November 6. Congrats on voting in the state elections!
- If you do not receive an application in the mail, you can request one here.
Prefer to complete your voting in person?
- In-person early voting for the State Primary will be held August 22-28.
- In-person early voting for the State Election will be held October 17-30.
- Learn where and when you can go vote here.
Are you not yet registered to vote?
Are you not sure if you registered to vote?
- If you have a state issued ID, you have automatically been registered by the state.
- If you DO NOT have a State Issued ID, you can complete this form and mail it in, or go to the RMV or any election office to complete a form there.
* Help America Vote Act (HAVA) 2002: Voting needs to be “accessible for individuals with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation (including privacy and independence) as for other voters” (“On Voting Accessibility for People with Disabilities,” Norman Ornstein and Kristina Kopić). It further mandates that every voting place have at least one accessible voting machine.