• Goal: 100% Student Registration Rates
  • Goal: 100% Student Voting Rates

Massachusetts Federal and State Elections: Key Dates

State Primaries - September 3, 2024

  • Voter Registration Deadline
    Saturday, August 24, 2024
  • Vote by Mail Application Deadline
    Monday, August 26, 2024

State & Federal Elections - November 5, 2024

  • Voter Registration Deadline
    Saturday, October 26, 2024
  • Vote by Mail Application Deadline
    Tuesday, October 29, 2024

Other Important Dates

Take action now!

Check your voter registration status, register to vote, or request to vote by mail using the links below.

Resources for Massachusetts residents

Already registered? Pledge to vote now!

Research shows that you're more likely to take an action if you commit yourself to it.

Want to do more? Sign up to be a poll worker!

Election workers are critical to ensuring that local, state and federal elections be run effectively. Right now, there is a critical shortage of poll workers, so if you have the time, please consider volunteering your time for this important civic need.

About the #UMassVotes Initiative

#UMassVotes. Because your voice matters.

UMass is a member of the ongoing ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a non-partisan national initiative that “encourages higher education institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, make democratic participation a core value on their campus, and cultivate generations of engaged citizens who are essential to a healthy democracy.”

In August 2020, UMass President Marty Meehan joined about 200 college and university presidents and chancellors in a commitment to increase overall student voter registration, engagement and turnout through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

As of 2022, the number of higher education institutions signed on to the ALL IN Challenge to increase student voting has grown to more than 900. Each of the five UMass campuses, including Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and the UMass Chan Medical School, has robust and active non-partisan student voter initiatives.

The #UMassVotes campaign is only one part of a commitment made by UMass President Marty Meehan and the five UMass chancellors who signed onto the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Presidents' Commitment in June of 2022.

Leaders who make the Presidents’ Commitment pledge to:

  • Strive toward full student voter participation by designating staff to lead this effort among the campus community;
  • Acknowledge the importance of student voice in all elections, preparing students to be informed and active citizens, and creating experiences to help students become lifelong voters;
  • Empower faculty, staff, students and community stakeholders to come together and determine solutions to the problems communities face;
  • Educate voters to make informed decisions about issues and candidates in presidential, national, state and local elections; and
  • Actively participate in a democratic engagement action plan to bolster an institutional culture that supports curricular and co-curricular involvement in the electoral process.

President Meehan is also a member of ALL IN Higher Education Presidents Council Leadership.

Resources for Voters

ALL IN Democracy Challenge

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in student democratic engagement. Learn more about the initiative at the link below.

Massachusetts Secretary of State

The official Secretary of State website for information on voter registration, polling locations, and more.

Protecting your right to vote

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office will protect your right to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. The AG’s Office is committed to providing accurate information about voter rights, strengthening trust in our democratic process, and ensuring a free and fair election.