Vote for Justice: MA Resources
Massachusetts State Primary: September 1, 2020
Voter Registration Deadline: August 22, 2020
Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot: August 26, 2020 at noon
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot: September 1, 2020 at 8pm
In 2020, you do not need a reason to vote by mail in Massachusetts. You can request your absentee ballot online. You can also call your town clerk to request an absentee ballot.
Work the Polls on Election Day!
Visit PowerthePolls.com to learn more about your town and sign up.
Amid COVID-19, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers. Even as MA is expand access to vote-by-mail and absentee voting options (MA is encouraging absentee ballots for 2020), millions of Americas – especially voters with disabilities and those who lack reliable mail service – will continue to rely on in-person voting to cast a ballot.
If YOU want to help your town with the Polls on Election Day, please visit your town’s website and look for specific information for your town from the town clerk. Here is what you need to know:
- You must be a registered voter.
- You must be 18 years old on the day of election.
- Having an affiliation to a party is preferred for poll workers.
- Compensation and hour requirements are determined by your town or city.
- Oath is required to be a poll worker.
- Most polling places are looking for full day workers but your town might vary.
- Training is the night before and set up the morning of is helpful.
- Sign up with your town clerk.
Jobs range from:
- Help in setup.
- Prevent interference with voting process and assists voters in accordance with the law.
- Check voters in, hand out ballots, and direct voters to voting stations.
- Help voters who may have difficulties voting due to sight and physical limitations.
- Provide language assistance to Limited English Proficiency, translators may be available on site or by phone.
- Oversee the completion of forms for challenge and provisional ballots.
- Read and record the number of ballots cast before, during, and at the close of the polls.