Voting Resources

Voter Registration


You must register to vote or make changes to your voter registration by Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to be eligible to vote in the Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. To check your voter registration status and to find information on how to register to vote, visit  www.registertovotema.com
The Election Commission is open to the public by walk-in or appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment, visit https://calendly.com/cambridge-election-commission.

Voting Early by Mail

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STEP 1: Apply for a Ballot
Request a ballot by completing a Vote by Mail Application OR by sending a signed request to the Election Commission Office that includes:
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Your name;
The address where you are registered to vote;
The address where you want the ballot to be sent;
YOUR SIGNATURE
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Return your application to the Cambridge Election Commission by email, mail or fax no later than Tuesday, October 19th to ensure your ballot arrives in time.
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If you are emailing your application, you may either scan or take a photo of your signed application, or you may sign your application using a mouse, finger, or stylus and email the completed and signed attachment. Attach the application as a pdf or jpg. Typed signatures are not acceptable.
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Email: elections@cambridgema.gov 
Mail: Cambridge Election Commission, 51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349-4366
STEP 2: Vote when your Ballot Arrives
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Make sure to fill in the ovals completely. If you make a mistake on your ballot, call the Election Commission office at 617-349-4361 or send an email to elections@cambridgema.gov for further instructions.
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After voting your ballots, place them in the inner envelope and sign the envelope.
STEP 3: Return your Ballot by the Close of Polls on Election Day
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Return ALL ballot pages, even if you decide to leave a page blank. 
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The Election Commission office must receive your ballot by Tuesday, November 2nd at 8 p.m. to be counted.
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You have four options for returning your ballot:
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Mail: the envelopes will be addressed and postage is provided!
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Ballot Drop Box: There are six drop boxes in Cambridge, open every day from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., starting October 5th until November 2nd (Election Day).
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City Hall - Near the back door of the building located at 795 Massachusetts Ave

Morse School - Near the front entrance of the building located at 40 Granite Street

Cambridge Police Headquarters - Near the front of the building located at 125 6th Street

Maria L. Baldwin School - Near the Oxford Street entrance of the building located at 28 Sacramento Street

O'Neill Library - Adjacent to the entrance stairs of the building located at 70 Rindge Avenue

Coffon Building - Near the front of the building located at 51 Inman Street

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Early Voting Locations: Ballots may also be returned by dropping them off at designated early voting locations during early voting hours.
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Election Commission Office: Drop the ballot off in person to the Election Commission Office at 51 Inman Street during regular office hours.
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You can check the status of your ballot at www.TrackMyBallotMA.com

Voting Early in Person

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Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering in the early voting locations to help mitigate public health risks associated with COVID-19. Any registered voter can vote early by going to any of the three (3) Cambridge early voting locations during the times designated below:
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Cambridge Water Department - 250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Main Library - 449 Broadway
Valente Library - 826 Cambridge Street, side entrance on Berkshire Street

Voting on Election Day

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Voting on Election Day, November 2, 2021, will still be available for those who want to vote at the polls. Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering on Election Day at polling sites to help mitigate public health risks associated with COVID-19.
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A list of wards/precincts and polling sites is available here.

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