Early Voting in Massachusetts, New for 2016

Election laws in Massachusetts were changed in 2014 to allow early voting during a two-week period ahead of the November General Election Day every two years, starting with the 2016 general election. The early voting period for 2016 will begin Monday, October 24, and end on Friday, November 4.

There are two important things to know about early voting in Massachusetts:

  1. Massachusetts-registered voters may cast their ballot at any early voting location
  2. Early voting locations may be different than your usual election day polling location, do not have the same hours, and may not be available every day during the early voting period.

If you wish to participate in early voting, make sure you are eligible by checking your voter status or registering to vote in Massachusetts. The early polling locations closest to the Tufts Boston Campus are:

Date & Time Location
Monday, October 24
2 -8 PM
Metropolitan Condominiums
38 Oak St
Chinatown, MA 02111
(enter from 38 Oak St)
* Across the street from Posner Hall

Walking from M&V Building:
0.2 mile (~5 minutes)

Monday, October 24 –
Friday, November 4
M/W/F: 9 AM – 8 PM, except 11/4
Tu/Th: 9 AM – 5 PM, and 11/4
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201

Walking from M&V Building:
0.8 mile (~20 minutes)

Saturday, October 29
12 -6 PM
Boston Public Library, Copley Square
700 Boylston St
Back Bay, MA 02120

Walking from M&V Building:
1.1 miles (~25 minutes)

Monday, October 31
2 -8 PM
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
41 Berkeley St
Bay Village, MA 02111

Walking from M&V Building:
0.7 mile (~15 minutes)

The City of Boston has a page on their website to look up early voting locations by date or by neighborhood.

More information about early voting in Massachusetts and early voting locations is available on the website of the Massachusetts Secretary of State.