Any person registered to vote in the City of
Cambridge, or a family member of any person registered to vote in
the City of Cambridge who will be absent from the City on Election
Day or who, by reason of physical disability or religious beliefs,
will be unable to go to his/her polling place, may obtain an
Absentee Ballot Application from the Election Commission.
Any voter, or a family member of a voter who is unable to pick up an
application form may send a letter to
The Cambridge Election Commission
362 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
to request an absentee ballot. The letter must contain the following
be mailed to the address provided on the application form or
letter. A voter may execute the ballot in any community and mail
it back from any community, but the ballot must be received by the
Election Commission Office no later than 8:00 P.M. on Election Day
in order to be accepted. The ballot may be mailed or hand-delivered
by the voter or by a family member of the voter. "Family member"
includes a spouse or person residing in the same household, in-
laws, father, mother, brother, or sister of the whole or half-
blood, son, daughter, adopting parent or adopted child, stepparent
or stepchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent or
- the voter's name and voting address;
- the address to which the ballot is to be mailed;
- the reason
for the request;
- the voter's signature or, if unable to sign,
the voter's mark witnessed by another person.
A voter who will away from the City on Election
Day and who will not have an address to which the ballot can be
mailed may submit the application form or letter with the
information described above and request to vote the absentee ballot
over the counter at the Election Commission Office. The voter must
come to the office prior to departure from the city and vote the
Any voter who wishes to vote over the counter should
telephone the Election Commission at 349-4361 for a time to come in
and cast the ballot.
No applications for absentee ballots will
be accepted after 12:00 noon, November 6, 1995, unless the voter
has been admitted to a health care facility since noon on Thursday,
November 2nd. In that case, an application may be made until 8 p.m.
on Election Day.
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Last updated on July 18, 1995