2018 State Primary Election
Primary election: Tuesday, September 4
Deadline to register or change party affiliation for the primary election: Wednesday, August 15
What is a primary and who can vote?
A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party’s candidate for elected office to run in the general election.
In Massachusetts all registered voters may vote in the primary. If you are enrolled in a party (such as Democrat or Republican) you must vote in your party’s primary. Unaffiliated voters may also vote in the primary election. Choose which party ballot you wish to vote on at the polls, vote, and remain unaffiliated.
2018 State General Election
General election: Tuesday, November 6
Deadline to register to vote for the general election: Wednesday, October 18
Information on Voting
Massachusetts will have early voting for biennial state elections (even numbered years). Municipalities establish early voting hours and locations, which will be available prior to the next state election (November 6, 2018).
Absentee Voting is available for all elections to those who qualify.
Massachusetts Voter Registration
Register for Future Elections
Massachusetts Online Voter Registration
Use the Massachusetts online voter registration system to:
- Apply to register to vote in Massachusetts
- Change your name or address for voter registration purposes
- Enroll in a political party, change your party enrollment, or unenroll from a party