Early & Mail-In Voting

Want to know the status of your ballot?  Use the online TRACK MY BALLOT tool.

IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
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WHAT IS EARLY VOTING?

Early voting is a way for you to vote before Election Day, at your own convenience. You can vote early in-person or by mail.

  • Unlike traditional polling, you don’t vote at your assigned polling location.
  • You can’t vote in person if your mail-in ballot has already been accepted by your local election office. 
  • You can’t take your ballot back or vote again.
  • If you miss the early voting period, you can still vote on election day at your regular polling location.

HOW TO PREPARE TO EARLY VOTE IN-PERSON

You do not need to call ahead to Early Vote in-person! Just show up to the Early Voting location on one of the days listed on the schedule below.

WAYS YOU CAN BE PREPARED:

2024 EARLY VOTING SCHEDULES

Located at 210 Main Street

March 5th, 2024 Presidential Primary
Saturday, February 24th9am-5pm
Monday-Friday, February 26th-March 1st8:30am-4:30pm


MAIL-IN EARLY VOTING

2024 APPLICATION DEADLINES

Election Date:Application Deadline:
March 5, 2024 Presidential PrimaryFebruary 27, 2024 at 5PM
September 3, 2024 State Primaries
August 26, 2024 at 5PM
November 5, 2024 State Election (Presidential)October 29, 2024 at 5PM

HOW TO APPLY TO VOTE-BY-MAIL:


Vote by Mail applications for the 2024 State Elections will be mailed out to registered voters prior to the Early Voting period. If you did not receive an application, you may use the following methods to apply:

ONLINE
Vote by Mail applications can be submitted online through the Mail-in Ballot Application System.

The Vote-By-Mail application can be downloaded or printed here and then submitted using 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 inside the building.

Your ballot will arrive by mail as soon as soon as they are available. Follow all instructions included with your ballot.

HOW TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT:

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

  1. Mailing it back using the envelope provided:
    • Northampton City Clerk
      210 Main St., Room 4
      Northampton, MA 01060
  2. In-Person to City Hall Drop box (GREY box at City Hall front steps) or the City Clerk's Office inside the building. Our drop box is open Monday-Friday 8:45am-4:15 pm during Election seasons ONLY. It is open 7am-8pm on Election Day. The deadline to drop off a mail-in ballot is on Election Day is 8pm.DropBox

Use the 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.

 


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