We are just 18 days away from the 2020 Presidential Election
– are you prepared?

With expanded mail-in and early voting protocols, many people across the country have already exercised their civic duty or are in the process of doing so. Here in Massachusetts, there are a variety of ways to vote, but the deadlines and logistics can be difficult to keep track of.

The team at SM&C is here to make it simple – keep reading for some quick tips and information on how to make your voice heard this election season.

Register to Vote

October 24th is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts, and you can register online here. Voters have the option of voting absentee, by mail, or in-person. October 28th is the last day to request an absentee ballot – absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd to be counted or returned in-person by the close of polls on November 3rd.

Find your voting place here.

Vote by Mail

Voting by mail is another option. To do so, file a vote-by-mail application here by October 20th. All voters are eligible to vote-by-mail, and the applications can be returned to your local election office by mail, by hand, or by fax. Alternatively, the application can be submitted online. Check out a comprehensive list of FAQs on voting-by-mail here, with detailed instructions on what voters must do to ensure their ballot is valid.

Vote Early in Person

Early voting will take place from October 17th – October 30th in Massachusetts, and this helpful website is full of information about voting in the Commonwealth.

Hit the Polls

Finally, the old-fashioned way: voters can cast a ballot in-person, either early or on Election Day. Polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm on Election Day.

We at SM&C are dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters participate in this and every election, especially those at the local and state levels, so that everyone’s voice is heard. Happy voting!

Voting resources: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm

Written Solomon McCown & Cence Intern Liza Harris.