Absentee ballots and mail ballots are the same thing, and the process for getting one is straight forward.
You may vote using an absentee ballot in Massachusetts if:
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Massachusetts elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Secretary of the Commonwealth Elections Division, Room 1705 One Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108