How Can I Vote?

There are many options of Massachusetts residents to vote in upcoming elections. For more information see the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. 

In Natick there are 3 upcoming elections:

Please note that either vote by mail or absentee ballots must be mailed out they can not be carried out of the Town Clerk's Office.

If you are active duty military or a U.S. citizen living overseas please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. You are eligible to vote via email.  All questions and applications should be emailed to

Early vote by mail Ballot

  • Vote by mail ballots are available for all elections for any qualified voters
  • All voters should have received a postcard mailed out through the Secretary of the Commonwealth which serves as a vote by mail application.
  • If you did not receive a postcard in the mail, you may submit an application via the mail, drop box or email it to  Please note that we CAN NOT accept an application which does not have a signature.
  • You must sign the application, assure that you have chosen a party if you want to vote in the Primary. 
  • The postcards can be mailed back or dropped off at Town Hall. 
  • The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is 5 business days prior to the election date.
  • If a ballot is being mailed outside of Massachusetts, please make sure to allow for US postal service delivery.
  • A ballot may not be accepted if the inner envelope is not signed.  That envelope MUST BE SIGNED OR THE BALLOT WILL BE REJECTED

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are also available. Massachusetts allows registered voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

  • will be absent from the city on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents voting at polls, and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs

If you are eligible to vote absentee you may request a ballot using the Absentee ballot application.  All applications require a signature and may be dropped off at Town Hall; mailed to Town Clerk's Office, 13 East Central St.; or emailed to

Turning in Vote by Mail or Absentee Ballots

Vote by mail and/or absentee ballots must be received by the Clerk's office on or before the close of polls on election day. In most cases that is 8:00 PM. Ballots may be dropped in the secure ballot box located to the left of the front door of Town Hall. The box is checked by the Town Clerk's office throughout the day.

All vote by mail and absentee ballots may be dropped off in the ballot box to the left of the door of Town Hall. The box is checked throughout the day.  You may check the status of your ballot at the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.  Please note this site is only updated once a day. 

In Person Early Voting

There will be in person early voting for the September 6th Primary and the November 8th State Election only. All in person early voting will be held at the Morse Institute Library.  If you requested and returned a vote by mail ballot you may not vote in person.

Election Day Voting

The polls will be open on election day for the following hours:

  • September 6, 2022:  7:00 AM- 8:00 PM
  • September 13, 2022: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • November 8, 2022: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM