Absentee Voting

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Absentee Voting Deadlines

Last day to apply for an Absentee or Early Vote ballot BY MAIL before the City Election.  Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Last day to apply IN PERSON for an Absentee Ballot before the State ElectionMonday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m.

Who is eligible for an Absentee Ballot?

Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

  • Will be absent from Framingham on Election Day (Military, U.S. Citizens living overseas)
  • Have a physical disability that prevents one from voting at the polling location
  • Cannot vote at the polls due to a religious belief.

Absentee Ballot Application

For an absentee ballot application, click here

Returning your Absentee Ballot

The ballot will come with instructions and a set of return envelopes. After making your choices on the ballot, you must enclose it in the inner (smaller) brown envelope and read and complete the information on the front of that envelope. Do not forget to sign the envelope! Then, insert the smaller envelope in the bigger envelope, place the proper postage on it and mail it back to the City Clerk’s Office.

Alternatively, you or a family member may hand-deliver the ballot to the City Clerk’s Office. Your completed ballot cannot be delivered directly to your polling location on Election Day. To be counted, a completed ballot must be dropped off by 8 p.m. at one of the two drop boxes, in person at the City Clerk’s Office on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  Any ballots being mailed must be received by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. For your convenience, there are official Election Ballot Drop Boxes located in the rear of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA, and McAuliffe Library, 746 Water Street, Framingham, MA.