Vote on Election Day Information

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Election Date
Polling Hours
Voter Registration Deadline
City Preliminary (District 9 ONLY, Prec. 1,2,3)
September 19, 2023
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.September 9, 2023, 5 p.m.
City Election
November 7, 2023
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.October 28, 2023, 5 p.m.


Bring an ID – You may be asked to show identification when you check-in at your polling place for any of the following reasons:

  • You are voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election;
  • You are an inactive voter;
  • You are casting a provisional or challenged ballot;
  • The poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification.

Acceptable identification must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote. Examples of acceptable identification include: a driver's license, state-issued ID card, recent utility bill, rent receipt, lease, a copy of a voter registration affidavit, or any other printed identification which contains the voter's name and address. View more information about identification requirements here.

Keep your ballot dry and free from hand sanitizers - Do not use hand sanitizer while handling your ballot and be sure your voting booth is dry as it will cause issues for the ballot tabulator.

Our commitment to keeping voters safe:

  • Polling locations will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each election.
  • A police officer is stationed at each polling location to keep order and ensures that all election laws are adhered to.  Works under the direction of the Warden for election activities for the day.