Vote on a different day

If it is difficult for you to get to the polling location (St. Theresa’s Church) on election day, you can register for an absentee ballot instead. For State and Presidential elections, you also have the option of voting early.


Register for an absentee ballot

In Massachusetts, you are able to register for an absentee ballot so you can vote by mail prior to election day. Unlike some other states that allow absentee ballot requests for any reason, Massachusetts specifies that absentee ballots can only be requested under certain circumstances including “being absent from the Town during polling hours“. However, if you suspect you will be unable to make it to the polls on election day and unable to participate in Early Voting at Town Hall, please request an absentee ballot for that election rather than miss your chance to vote.

Print an absentee ballot request form at home and mail it or hand deliver it to:

North Reading Town Hall
235 North Street
North Reading, MA 01864

More information about absentee voting is available on our town website or the state website.

Vote early (for State and Presidential Elections)

You may vote early by stopping by Town Hall between 11 and 2 business days prior to election day. This option is newly available due to legislation passed in 2014. The specific dates and times that you can do this for each election are marked on our calendar. Early voting is not available for the Town Elections held in May.