How to Vote by Mail in the Framingham City Election

If you want to vote by mail in the Nov. 7, 2023 Framingham city election, you need to request a ballot this month. Here’s how.
Government & Politics

Sharon Machlis Gartenberg


October 15, 2023

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If you want to vote by mail in the November 7 city elections, you need to request a ballot this month. Even if you voted by mail in state elections last year, you still need to apply to the Framingham City Clerk’s office by Oct. 31 if you want a mail-in ballot this year.

The 2023 Vote by Mail Application is available on the Framingham city website. The application has to be returned to City Clerk, Elections Department, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702 by 5 pm on Oct. 31.

Although Massachusetts finally allowed voting by mail specifically because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are other good reasons to vote by mail. Maybe you don’t want to worry that the weather will be terrible (some of us prefer to stay inside if it’s a cold, rainy day and we have the choice!). Or, perhaps you want to make sure that you are able to vote in case something unexpected comes up on Election Day (I missed a town election once due to an out-of-state family emergency.)

Concerned about sending your ballot back via postal mail? It is super convenient for District 2 voters to drop off our ballots at the ballot drop box in front of the McAuliffe Library branch.

District 2 is one of three districts in the city with a contested race for City Council. I’ll have more about that race later this month.

Sign up for the District 2 email-list.