2022 Early & Mail-In Voting

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2022 IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING

 ALL EARLY VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE IN CITY HALL HEARING ROOM 

                                       210 MAIN ST, 2ND FLR

***No Early Voting on Sundays***

PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 STATE PRIMARY ELECTION

DateTime
Saturday, August 27, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, August 29, 20228:30 am  - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, August 30, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, September 1, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, September 2, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm


PRIOR TO THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 STATE ELECTION

DateTime
Saturday, October 22, 20229:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, October 24, 20228:30 am - 12 Noon
Tuesday, October 25, 20228:30 am - 12 Noon
Wednesday, October 26, 20228:30 am - 12 Noon
Thursday, October 27, 20228:30 am - 12 Noon
Friday, October 28, 20228:30 am - 12 Noon
Saturday, October 29, 20229:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, October 31, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 2, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, November 3, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, November 4, 20228:30 am - 4:30 pm


2022 MAIL-IN VOTING

In 2022, Vote by Mail applications will be mailed in July and September to every voter who hasn’t already requested a mail-in ballot for the fall elections. These applications will be pre-addressed and postage pre-paid.

How to Apply to Vote By Mail:

  1. Every voter who hasn’t already requested a mail-in ballot for the fall elections by mail in July and September. You may also download a Vote By Mail Application
    • If you did not receive your mail application and need an application mailed to you, you may contact the Elections Division at 1-800-462-VOTE (8683) or elections@sec.state.ma.us or you may contact our office directly.
  2. Complete the Vote By Mail Application
  3. Return the completed application using one of the following methods:
    • Email: voting@northamptonma.gov
      • Applications signed with a mouse, stylus, or finger are acceptable; typed signatures are not.
    • Mail:
      • Northampton City Clerk
        210 Main St., Room 4
        Northampton, MA 01060
    • In-Person to City Hall Drop box (labeled GREY box below City Hall front steps) or the City Clerk's Office service window inside the building .
  4. Your ballot will arrive by mail. Ballots will be ready for mailing approximately 2-3 weeks before the election. Follow all instructions included with your ballot.
APPLICATION DEADLINE for the September 6, 2022 State Primaries: 5 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE for the November 8, 2022 State Election: 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2022

How to Return your Ballot:

NOTE: Ballots cannot be dropped off at a polling place on Election Day.

  1. Mail:
    • Northampton City Clerk
      210 Main St., Room 4
      Northampton, MA 01060
  2. In-Person to City Hall Drop box (labeled GREY box below City Hall front steps) or the City Clerk's Office service window inside the building. Our drop box is open Monday-Friday 8:45am-4:15 pm during Election seasons ONLY.

For the September 6, 2022 State Primaries, your ballot must reach your local election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Ballots that arrive after that time – even if they are postmarked on or before Election Day – will not be counted.

For the November 8, 2022 State Election, ballots returned in person or by drop box must be delivered by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots returned by mail from inside the United States must reach your local election office by 5 p.m. on November 11, 2022 in order to be counted. Mailed ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day can only be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day.

For all other elections, ballots must reach your local election office by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be counted.

Use our Track My Ballot tool to check the status of your ballot. The tracker will show you the date your ballot was mailed, the date it was returned, and whether your ballot was accepted or rejected.