Vote By Mail

Vote By Mail

Under a state law passed in July 2021, voting by mail will be allowed in all local and state elections through December 15, 2021. All registered voters in Massachusetts will be permitted to vote by mail in any election held prior to December 15, 2021, with no excuse needed

For the upcoming Municipal Election, all registered voters in the City of Lowell will receive a vote by mail application in early October.  

If you intend to vote by mail in the upcoming Municipal Election, please return your completed application to the Elections & Census Office as early as possible to ensure you receive a ballot in a timely manner.  The U.S. Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for ballot delivery in each direction.

To apply to vote by mail, complete a "vote by mail" application and return it by mail or in-person to the Elections & Census Office.

Elections & Census Office
375 Merrimack Street
Basement, Room 5
Lowell, MA 01852 


Completed applications can also be returned by e-mail to: elections@lowellma.gov.

Download an application below.
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Returning Your Ballot

Completed ballots may be returned by mail to the Elections & Census Office at the address above or in person to City Hall. If you plan to return your ballot in person, there are two secure ballot boxes located at City Hall: 

  • Outside City Hall at entrance to JFK Plaza, adjacent to public notice board
  • Outside City Hall at entrance on Merrimack Street, to the left of the steps

You may return you ballots at anytime before Election Day.  Ballots must reach the Election & Census Office by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be counted.

*In order to ensure the security of the ballot boxes, the Merrimack Street box may be locked during non-business hours.  The box in JFK Plaza will be monitored and open for drop-offs 24/7.