BOSTON — More than two million people in Massachusetts have voted early in the Commonwealth. The last day for early in-person voting is Friday, Oct. 30.
Roughly 44% of eligible voters have already voted, according to the Secretary of State.
According to the numbers released Thursday:
- # of Voters Who Have Applied to Vote by Mail OR Voted Early: 2,455,077 (+70,187 since yesterday)
- # of Ballots Provided (In-person or by mail): 2,449,551 (+73,658 since yesterday)
- # of Ballots Returned: 2,108,337 (+134,676 since yesterday)
Currently, 51% of voters have either applied to Vote by Mail or have early voted in person. 86.1% of voters who have been provided with a ballot have already returned it. Of all registered voters, 43.8% have already voted. The number of ballots cast right now is equal to 62.4% of all ballots cast in the 2016 election.
The above numbers include both in-person and mail-in ballots. Below is a breakdown of ballots returned in person and those returned by mail.
- # of ballots returned by mail: 1,267,294 (+54,555 since yesterday)
- # of ballots returned in person: 841,043 (+80,121 since yesterday)
- % of ballots returned by mail: 60.1%
- % of ballots returned in person: 39.9%
Vote by mail steps:
- Request your mail-in ballot through www.mailmyballotma.com or with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request online through www.mailmyballotma.com or to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- Track your ballot