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What you need to know about early voting

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1. Who is eligible to vote early?

If you’ve registered to vote in Massachusetts, you’re automatically eligible to vote early. Registered voters can go to any early voting location in the city or town of their residence, and election officials should have their information.

2. Where can I find my early voting location?

All early voting locations are available on the website of William Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth:

If you live in Boston, election officers have also set up their own early voting webpage and sent mailers with polling locations to every home. In Boston, registered voters can cast their ballot anywhere in the city — it does not need to be at their Election Day precinct.


3. What happens to my ballot after I vote early?

According to election officials, ballots are stored and secured until Nov. 8. All ballots, including the ones from voters who made their choice early, will be counted on Election Day.

4. If I vote early, can I change my mind before Election Day?

Nope. Once you’ve cast your ballot, it cannot be changed.

5. Do I still get an “I voted” sticker?


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