2021 Election Details

Registration deadline; early voting/vote by mail; Election Day Nov 2

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd. Polling places will be open that day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The last day to register to vote in the City election is Wednesday, October 13, 2021, by 8:00 p.m. The Elections Office at City Hall (93 Washington Street, Room #5) will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 13th for voter registration, or register online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/.

You can vote early by mail or in person. To vote early by mail, return the attached ballot application form to City Hall Room #5, 93 Washington Street, Salem MA 01970 or to elections@salem.com. You will be mailed your ballot. Return your ballot before 8:00 p.m. on November 2nd for it to be counted. You can return your ballot in person, by mail, or by dropping it into any of the secure ballot drop boxes. Ballot drop boxes are located at City Hall (93 Washington Street) and each Fire Station (48 Lafayette Street, 64 Loring Avenue, 415 Essex, and 142 North Street). You cannot bring an early vote ballot to a polling place on Election Day, however you can turn it in at City Hall Room #5 on Election Day. Any voter who requested but did not return an early ballot to the City Clerk's office can still vote in person on Election Day.

You can vote early in person at the following times and locations:

  • Saturday, October 23rd, 9AM-1PM: Salem High School, 77 Willson Street
  • Monday, October 25th, 8AM-3PM: City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street
  • Tuesday, October 26th, 8AM-3PM: City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street
  • Wednesday, October 27th, 8AM-3PM: City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street
  • Thursday, October 28th, 8AM-6PM: City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street

Additional information about voting in Salem, including specimen ballots for each Ward, can be found by clicking on the Election Central tab at www.salem.com.