Voting 2020 – What You Need To Know

Step 1: Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Unsure? You can check your voter registration status here.

Voting is an important way to have your voice heard on issues that you care about or that affect you. Trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive people’s voices often go unheard in government and policy, yet it’s vital that we are heard because there are so many different policies and laws that affect the trans community.

The registration deadline for the 2020 primary is August 22nd.

The deadline to register to vote for the 2020 elections is October 14th.

Don’t wait! Register online or by mail.

Step 2: Make A Plan

In response to COVID-19, all registered voters in Massachusetts can vote by mail without needing to qualify for an absentee ballot.

VOTE BY MAIL

(1) Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot. Complete and sign the Vote-By-Mail applicationMail or drop off your application to your local election office by no later than August 26th.

(2) Once your application is approved, the state will mail an election ballot to your address. That ballot must get to your local election office by mail or in person to be counted by no later than 8 pm on September 1st.

(3) You can use the Massachusetts state portal to track your vote-by-mail ballots here.

VOTE EARLY (IN PERSON)

Early in-person voting for the State Primary will be held August 22nd-August 28th.

Early in-person voting for the State Election will be held October 17th-October 30th.

A list of early voting dates, times, and locations will be posted at least one week before early voting begins. For a full early in-person voting schedule, please check www.MassEarlyVote.com.

Don’t forget to wear a mask and practice at least 6 feet of distancing from others. Bring snacks and beverages. Make sure your mobile and/or mobility devices are charged.


VOTE ON ELECTION DAY (IN PERSON)

In-person voting for the State Primary will be held on September 1st.

In-person voting for the General Election will be held on November 3rd.

Here’s how to identify your local polling station.

Don’t forget to wear a mask and practice at least 6 feet of distancing from others. Bring snacks and beverages. Make sure your mobile and/or mobility devices are charged.

Step 3: VOTE

Posted on August 12, 2020