In addition to registered voters, certain Specially Qualified Voters may vote by absentee ballot.
A Specially Qualified Voter is a person who is:
- A Massachusetts citizen living outside of the United States, at least 18 years old and whose last residence in the United States was Massachusetts
You also may be a Specially Qualified Voter if you are otherwise eligible to be a registered voter, and your present domicile (a place where you live and plan to remain) is Massachusetts, and you meet one of the following conditions:
- Out of Town because you are in the active service of the armed forces or merchant marine of the United States, or a spouse or dependent of such a person
- Absent from the Commonwealth
- Confined in a correctional facility or jail, except if by reason of felony conviction