Vote Absentee

Reasons why you may apply for an absentee ballot

  • You are ill or you are confined to your home because you may transmit infection

  • You cannot leave your home because you are a member of a population vulnerable to illness

  • You are staying in your home as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19.

  • You will be out of town on Election Day

  • You have a physical disability.

How to apply for an absentee ballot 

  1. Go to the Secretary of State's Website using this link. 

  2. Download the ballot application and fill it out.

  3. Remember to check the "All Elections This Year" box in the Part 2 of the form so you'll get both the primary and general ballots sent to you. ​

  4. Submit your absentee ballot application to your town or city clerk.​


Ballot submission reminders

  • Applications may also be submitted electronically by fax or e-mail, as long as the voters signature is visible.

  • Please allow ample mailing time for this application and for the ballot.

  • Ballots must be returned to your local election official by Election Day.

  • Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered.


Find contact information for local election officials below.

Town and City Clerks Address and Contact Information

Boxford Town Clerk

Phone: (978) 887-6000 ext.151

Fax: (978) 887-0943

Location: Town Hall

Address: 7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA 01921

Staff Contacts: Robin Phelan Town Clerk, 

Michelle Johnson Assistant Town Clerk

Municipal Election Date: 6/30

Georgetown Town Clerk

Phone:  (978) 352-5711

Fax: (978) 352-5725

Location: Town Offices

Address: 1 Library Street Georgetown, MA 01833

Staff Contacts: Kerri Ann McManus Town Clerk, Kathleen Roche

Municipal Election Date: 6/22

Groveland Town Clerk

Phone: (978) 556-7221

Fax: (978) 469-5006

Location: Town Offices

Address: 183 Main Street Groveland, MA 01834

Staff Contacts: Elizabeth Cunniff, Town Clerk

Municipal Election Date: 6/15

Haverhill City Clerk

Phone: (978) 374-2312


Fax: (978)-373-8490

Location: Haverhill City Hall

Address: 4 Summer St #118, Haverhill, MA 01830

Staff Contacts: Linda L Koutoulas, City Clerk

Merrimac Town Clerk

Phone: (978) 346-8013


Fax: 978-346-8013

Location: Town Hall

Address:  2 School St, Merrimac, MA 01860

Staff Contacts:  Gwendolyn Lay Sabbagh, Town Clerk

Municipal Election Date: 6/15

Newbury Town Clerk

Phone: (978) 465-0862

Fax: (978)-572-1228

Location: Town Offices

Address: 12 Kent Way, Byfield, MA 01922

Staff Contacts: Leslie Haley, Town Clerk

Municipal Election Date: 6/16

West Newbury Town Clerk

Phone: (978) 363-1100


Fax: (978) 363-1826

Location: Town Offices

Address: 381 Main St, West Newbury, MA 01985

Staff Contacts:  Michael P. McCarronTown Clerk,

Dianne R. FaulknerAssistant Town Clerk

Municipal Election Date: 6/3


Phone: 978-766-2523

Candidate Email:

Campaign Manager:


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