What you need to know about Election Day in Massachusetts

Hugo Balta

Election Day is TODAY!

A record 32 million are projected to be eligible to vote (13.3% of all eligible voters) the largest, nonwhite racial or ethnic electorate in the 2020 elections. In Massachusetts, 9.0% of the eligible voter population is Latino (452,000 out of a total of 5,042,000), according to the Pew Research Center.

Here’s what you need to know in order to perform your civic duty…

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 3, and received by a local election official no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Voters can drop off absentee ballots at a drop box or election office no later than when polls close tonight, or just vote in-person.

Click on the link to look up election offices and ballot drop box locations.

In Boston, voters cannot deposit mail-in votes at polling places. Those who bring completed ballots will be asked to vote in-person and workers will be responsible mail-in ballots are disposed of.

You don’t know where to cast your vote? Finding a polling place is as easy as a click: polling locations.

The last day to register to vote in Massachusetts was Oct. 24.

You can check your registration status online.

Election officials will post unofficial results including all ballots cast in-person on Election Day; ballots cast in-person during the early voting period and mail-in and early ballots received on or before Tuesday.

Ballots can be counted if they arrive at local election offices by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, so long as they are postmarked by Nov. 3. Overseas ballots postmarked Nov. 3 may be counted if they arrive by 5 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Anyone who encounters a problem on Election Day should call the Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Division at 617-963-2917. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. 

For more information click on this link: Preventing Voter Intimidation.