The Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office remains open to serve voters and candidates.
We are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may change the ways that you vote or run for office. Below, please find information on how COVID-19 is affecting elections and what changes you may expect in the coming weeks.
We encourage those who need to register to vote to use our online voter registration system as in person registration may be unavailable at your local election office. If you are not able to register online, you may register by mail.
If your town has a local election scheduled in the next few weeks, you should contact your town clerk about the status of that election.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth has asked the State Legislature to pass a law which would allow towns to postpone their local elections by a local vote.
Until a new law is passed, the law does not allow for a town or for the Secretary to postpone an election. Some towns with upcoming elections have obtained court orders to allow them to move their elections.
Please check back for updates on pending legislation. Any changes to these laws will be posted on this page.