Massachusetts state primary is September 1 and the general election is November 3
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VOTING

The state primary is September 1st and the general election is November 3rd where you get to vote for the next U.S. President.

Vote by mail and early voting will be available in both the primary and general elections. In-person early voting for the primary will be from August 22-28, and for the general election from October 17-30.

In mid-July 2020 you will receive a vote by mail application or you can download the application here and send it in right away. You will then receive a ballot in the mail in early August, so you can vote safety from your own home.

DOWNLOAD THE BALLOT APPLICATION

TRACK YOUR BALLOT IN THE MAIL

We need you to Amplify Your Voice by Coming Out To Vote!

KEY VOTING DATES

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

AUGUST 22, 2020

  • July 15, 2020: Secretary of State sends applications for mail-in ballots 
  • August 17 – 23, 2020: Send back your ballot application to Secretary of State
  • August 22, 2020: Deadline to Register to Vote for the State Primary Election
  • August 22 – 28, 2020: Return Your Mail-in Vote Ballot.  Ballots need to be back at your local election office by 8 p.m. on September 1

STATE PRIMARY

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

  • August 22 – 28, 2020: Early Voting for Statewide Primary Election
  • August 26, 2020: Deadline to apply for a mailed ballot for the state primary election

  • September 1, 2020: MASSACHUSETTS STATE PRIMARY ELECTION (Polls Open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM).  

  • Mailed ballots need to be back at your local election office by 8 p.m. on September 1

Because of COVID-19, there may be a limited number of polling places and/or long lines. We suggest that you vote by mail to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

 

GENERAL ELECTION

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

  • October 24, 2020:  Last Day to Register to Vote for General Election and change party enrollment 

  • October 17 – 30, 2020: EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
  • October 28, 2020: Deadline to apply for a mailed ballot for the general election

  • November 3, 2020: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL ELECTION (Polls Open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
  • Mailed ballots need to be postmarked no later than November 3 and must be back at your local election office no later than November 6

It’s all about the numbers… 

  • 1 million Latinos turn 18 years old every year and become eligible to vote
  • A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential elections, representing 13.3% of all eligible voters nationwide.
  • In Massachusetts, 9% of eligible voters are Latino, the 15th largest Latino statewide eligible voter share nationally, according to Pew Research Center. 

CENSUS

WHAT IS THE CENSUS

The Census is a survey that collects basic information on all of the people in the United States on Census Day, April 1, 2020. The Constitution of the United States requires that our government perform a census every ten years. 

WHY IS THE CENSUS SO IMPORTANT

Census is about money & power. 

For each one of us that gets counted, we bring in $20,000 into our community. This means MA stands to gain $600 billion if we have an accurate count. Here is what this money is for. 

Census data determines: 

  • The allocation of federal funding 
  • Political representation at the local, state, and federal levels, and
  • Critical social services—including health care, childcare, and food and nutrition access—for those with the greatest need.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR LATINOS?

Latinos have been undercounted for decades, disadvantaging their families, communities, and neighborhoods.

Check out the Latinos in 2020 Census Fact Sheet for more information. 

Want to know what track you or your family’s home is in for the 2020 Census? Visit the Census Hard to Count Map and enter your address. 

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY CENSUS FORM?

In March of 2020, people living in the United States will receive notice through the mail along with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to go online or call a toll-free number to complete their census. – Fair Count 2020 Census

CENSUS RESOURCES

Census Bureau 

Mass Nonprofit Network

2020 Census Fact Sheet

Fair Count 2020 Census



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