Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot Info

Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot Information

Massachusetts voters now have the option to vote early by mail in all elections, with no excuse required. To request your Vote by Mail ballot, submit a signed application to the Elections office.

Please use the links below to access the Vote by Mail Application:

Vote by Mail Application (Paper application, print and return by mail, email, fax, or in person)

Online Vote by Mail Application   (Online application, submit electronically)

In addition to no-excuse early voting by mail, Massachusetts has absentee voting for those who qualify. While early Vote by Mail ballots are more common, there are special circumstances where you need to apply for an absentee ballot instead. You can find more information about absentee ballot eligibility here: Absentee Voting

Accessible Vote by Mail Information

If you are unable to sign your application or mark your ballot by hand due to a disability, you may request access to the Accessible Vote by Mail system using the links below. For more information, visit this page about voting with disabilities.

Accessible Vote by Mail Application (Paper application, print and return by mail, email, fax, or in person)  

Online Vote by Mail Application (Online application, check the “Accommodation Request” box when you complete this form and submit electronically)

How long will it take me to receive my ballot?

Ballots are typically available for mailing 2-3 weeks prior to the election. Ballots can only be mailed. We are not permitted to allow ballots to be picked up.

Please apply early to allow ample time for the processing of your application and for the postal services to deliver your ballot to you.

How should I return my completed Early Vote by Mail or Absentee ballot?

The process is the same for both ballot types. Ballots can NOT by returned to the polling location on Election Day. They must be returned to the Elections Office for processing and then will be delivered by the Elections Office staff to the polls on Election Day.

  • Ballots can be returned by mailing it to:

                     Attleboro Elections Office

                     77 Park Street

                     Attleboro, MA 02703

  • Ballots can be hand delivered to the Elections Office.
  • Ballots can be dropped in the secure ballot box location at City Hall.

What is the deadline to apply for an Early Vote by Mail Ballot?

Absentee ballots to be mailed and Early Vote by Mail ballots must be requested in writing at least seven days before Election Day.

What is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot?

Absentee ballots to be mailed and early Vote by Mail ballots must be requested in writing at least seven days before Election Day.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person is 12:00 noon on the day before the election.

If I applied for a Vote by Mail ballot, can I appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day?

If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Election Office - YES, you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day.

If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Elections Office - NO, a returned vote by mail ballot is considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote in person at the polls on election day.