Election Center 2020 – Everything You Need To Know

Welcome to our election coverage page. This year’s elections will bring the voters out like never before. We’ll have all the information and updates you’ll need here on CapeCod.com. Below, you’ll find out about all the races and candidates running for election. You’ll also find links to useful information, like registration deadlines, the absentee ballot process, early voting and poll worker information. Click on the links at the bottom to learn about the candidates running for office in your area.

Click here to view results.  Please note, we are not entirely sure on how fast results will be reported.

Polling Locations:   

General Information: https://www.vote411.org/massachusetts  

Registration Deadline 

  • Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the registration deadline for all 2020 elections have been extended. You now have until 10 days before the election to register to vote. 
  • You can now register online! If you have a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver ID issues through the Massachusetts RMV you can register using this page. If you do not have these forms of ID you can still use this page to fill out your form, print and mail the application to the appropriate election official. 
  • You must register to vote at least 20 days before an election, 10 days before a special town meeting. 
  • Not registered? Use thisregistration tool to fill out your application! 

Absentee Ballot Process 

  • Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 6 days before the election (October 28, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person, by fax, by email or online. However you return it, the local election official must be able to see your signature in order to approve the request. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted.  

Early Voting 

  • Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)early voting for the 2020 elections has been extended. Early voting for the November 3rd General Election will take place October 17-30. Early voting locations will be posted at least one week before early voting begins.  
  • Early voting is currently available in Massachusetts only for statewide general elections on even-numbered years.  When available, early voting begins 11 days before and ends 2 days before Election Day. 

Poll Worker Information 

  • COVID-19 has caused some shortages in the number of poll workers available, and local polling stations are seeking volunteers to fill these positions.  In order to be a poll worker in the state of Massachusetts, you must: 
  • Be registered to vote in Massachusetts 
  • Be entitled to compensation 
  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Political affiliation preferred 
  • Be a resident of the county or precinct 
  • Two students who are 16 or 17 years old may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements and get permission from a parent or principal. 

To sign up, contact your local board of elections. 

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Click here for information on the 2020 candidates.

Click here for information on the 2020 questions.

Click here for the Elections Division for MA.

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