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Senator Rausch: Sep 6 - Primary Voting Info

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Senator Rausch: Sep 6 - Primary Voting Info

Senator Rausch State House Briefing   
Part 2, Chapter 20 (August 25, 2022)   

It's primary season! Do you have a plan to vote in the Tuesday, September 6 Massachusetts primary election? As a registered voter, you have the choice to vote by mail, vote early, or vote on Election Day. I fought incredibly hard to bring vote by mail to our Commonwealth, and I'm deeply proud that we have expanded access to the ballot box through my legislative work. In such uncertain times, it is crucial that we protect our democracy by preserving our constitutional right to vote. 

In this newsletter, you'll find everything you need to make a voting plan for the Massachusetts primary election. For real-time updates, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you are a constituent and need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me and my team via phone (617-722-1555) or email ( We are here to help.   

Happy voting!

Yours in service,  

Senator Becca Rausch   

Resources at a Glance 

Check your voter registration, find your polling place, and preview your ballot 

Find your early voting site

Register to vote or update your voter registration 

Download an application to vote-by-mail, call 800-462-VOTE (8683) to request an application, or email (and include an e-signature) 

Application and ballot tracker

Find your local election office 

Senator Rausch: Sep 6 - Primary Voting Info


The deadline to register for the September 6 primary election is Saturday, August 27. You can check your voter registration, find your polling place, and preview your ballot here. 



Fill out a vote by mail application  

If you did not receive a vote by mail application in the mail, you can request one online, contact your local election office, or call 1-800-462-VOTE to get a copy mailed to you. If you are an unenrolled or independent voter, make sure you indicate on the application which party's primary ballot you want to receive. If you do not apply for a mail-in ballot for the primary, or you miss the deadline, you should get another application in the mail in September to vote by mail in the November 8 general election. 

Send in your vote by mail application 

Simply mail, email, fax, or drop off your application to your town or city clerk. The application sent to you will be addressed with guaranteed prepaid postage. If you submit the application via email, the application must have your signature on it. Your town or city clerk must receive your application by 5PM on Monday, August 29. 

Submit your mail-in ballot 

You can submit your mail-in ballot via mail, ballot drop box, or at your early voting location. 

A mail-in ballot will be sent to you at the address where you registered to vote, or a different address of your choosing if you designated it on your application. You will receive your ballot, instructions for voting by mail and completing your ballot, and an envelope pre-addressed with postage guaranteed to send to your local clerk. Remember to check the back side of your ballot and vote there too. Do not forget to sign your ballot! 

The deadline to drop off your ballot is 8 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, September 6. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by your town or city clerk by 8 PM on Tuesday, September 6. 



If you do not want to vote by mail, you can still vote early in person or head to the polls on Election Day.  

In-Person Early Voting 

Polling will begin on Saturday, August 27 and end on Friday, September 2. 

Voting on Election Day 

Polls will be open from 7AM-8PM on Election Day, Tuesday, September 6th. If you are in line by 8PM, you must be allowed to vote.  

If you have any questions about voting in Massachusetts, please don't hesitate to reach out to my office at 617-722-1555 or the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office at 1-800-462-VOTE. Happy voting!  

Virtual Evening Office Hours

 My team and I host virtual office hours every month

My team and I host virtual office hours every month. Residents from any part of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, as well as residents of the Norfolk, Worcester and Middlesex District (which takes effect in January 2023), are welcome to share their questions and opinions on state issues with me and my team via video chat or phone call.    

Sign up for a 15-minute appointment here.    
Upcoming virtual office hours:    

Monday, September 12, 5-6 PM

Our mailing address is:
The Office of Senator Becca Rausch
Massachusetts State House, Room 218
24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133

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