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For the latest information about the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, click here to visit our dedicated page.

The City Clerk also serves as the Registrar of Voters.

Please visit their page for information about special dates, absentee information, and more.

Announcements:

All voters are eligible to vote from home during the pandemic.

The Secretary of State will be mailing ALL registered voters a vote by mail application by July 15, 2020.  It can also be printed or downloaded below. 

Early Voting in person will also be available for the Primary Election on September 1, 2020 (early voting from August 22, 2020 through August 28, 2020) and for the General Election on November 3, 2020 (October 17, 2020 through October 30, 2020).  More information will be available on early voting in the coming weeks and posted here!

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Sample Ballots for the State Primary on September 1, 2020:

Republican Democrat Green Rainbow Libertarian

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Mail-in absentee ballots are available for everyone. (Please note, all registered voters should receive an application in the mail by July 15, 2020.

1. Print the absentee ballot application here:

2020-Vote-by-Mail-Application

Solicitud de Voto por Correo 2020

2. Mail completed and signed application to Holyoke City Clerk’s Office (536 Dwight St. Room 2, Holyoke, MA)

OR you can email your completed and signed application to clerks@holyoke.org.

3. We will mail you a ballot.

4. Mail or drop off the ballot to the Holyoke City Clerk's Office.

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WARD 1B AND 3A VOTERS!!! Your polling location has changed for the Primary AND General Elections on September 1, 2020 and November 3, 2020!

1B voters will be voting at City Hall, 536 Dwight St.

3A voters will be voting at Metcalf School 2019 Northampton St.

 

VOTANTES DE LOS RECINTOS 1B Y 3A !!! ¡Su lugar de votación ha cambiado para las elecciones primarias y generales del 1 de septiembre de 2020 y del 3 de noviembre de 2020!

Los votantes 1B votarán en el Ayuntamiento o Casa Alcaldía, 536 Dwight St.

Los votantes 3A votarán en Metcalf School 2019 Northampton St.

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City of Holyoke

State Elections 2020

Early Voting for the State PrimaryAugust 22, 2020-August 28, 2020
Last day to register for the State PrimaryAugust 22, 2020
State PrimarySeptember 1, 2020
Early Voting for the State ElectionOctober 17, 2020-October 25, 2020
Last day to register for the State ElectionOctober 14, 2020
State ElectionNovember 3, 2020
Ciudad De Holyoke
Elecciones Estatales 2020
 Votación temprana para las primarias estatales22 de agosto de 2020 - 28 de agosto de 2020
Ultimo dia para inscribirse para la Primaria Estatal22 de Agosto del 2020
Primaria Estatal
1 de Septiembre del 2020
Votación temprana para las elecciones estatales17 de octubre de 2020 - 25 de octubre de 2020
Ultimo dia para inscribirse para la Eleccion Estatal14 de Octubre del 2020
Eleccion Estatal
3 de Noviembre del 2020

You can download an absentee ballot application here:

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2020-Vote-by-Mail-Application

ABSENTEE VOTING (AV)EARLY VOTING (EV)
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTAV always requires an application (in-person and through the mail)EV requires an application if its is requested through the mail.  No application is required for in-person EV.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATINGAV requires qualified registered voters to have a specific reason in order to vote absentee (absence, disability, religious belief).All qualified registered voters are eligible to participate in EV.
METHOD AND TIMING OF VOTINGAV ballots can be mailed as soon as the AV ballots become available.  Voters can vote AV in person, by appointment.EV ballots can only be mailed out once the EV period begins (October 22nd). Early voting in person is during regular business hours of the local election official.
TABULATION OF BALLOTSAV ballots are counted at the polling place on Election Day.EV ballots are counted on Election day at the polling place OR at a Central Tabulation Facility, if a City/Town chooses to have one.
APPLICATION BY A FAMILY MEMBERFamily members of qualified absentee voters may apply for their Absentee ballot and may also deliver their Absentee ballot to the Clerk’s Office.A family member may NOT request an EV ballot for an EV voter, and may NOT deliver the ballot of behalf of the EV voter back to the Clerk’s Office.
ONCE YOU CAST THE BALLOTOnce a voter returns their Ave ballot, they may still vote on Election Dy as long as their ballot has not been processed.Once a voter returns their EV ballot and the ballot is received by the Local Election Official, they may no longer vote on Election Day or any other way.

Past election results:

State/Federal Election ResultsCity of Holyoke Election Results
5.19.20 Special Election
11.6.2018 State Election11.5.19 Municipal Election
9.4.2018 State Primary9.24.19 Preliminary Results (Ward 3 Only)
11-8-2016 State Election-Presidential11.7.2017 Municipal Election
9.8.2016 State Primary9.26.2017 Preliminary Election
3.1.2016 Presidential Primary11.3.2015 Municipal Election
9.9.2014 State Primary9.22.2015 Preliminary Election
11.4.2014 State Election

Register to vote online! https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

Not sure where you vote?  Click here: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

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