How to Vote in Burlington

By: Sarah Costa

How to Register

  • Visit town's clerk office

  • At Burlington Town Hall (located near the common in the center of town)

  • Complete form in person or register by mail

  • Find forms at various locations like the public library,town hall, rec department, or post office

How to Vote in Burlington

  • Go to Burlington High School

  • Fill out ballot

  • Submit your ballot

Absentee Ballots

  • Only available if you are not able to vote on the day of election

  • All must be mailed out

  • Can be submitted by family

  • May be obtained from the town clerk or office of secretary of state
  • Illegal absentee voting, including making a false application, is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to five years in prison
  • Also, you can give a note to a person giving them permission to vote in your name

How to Fill out a Ballot

  • Ballots can be in the form of electronic system, mechanical device or printed ticket

  • Burlington uses printed tickets

  • Simply completely fill in the oval next to the preferred candidate


  • All voting in Burlington takes place at the Burlington High school

  • 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA, 01803


  • Town elections- polls are open 8am-8pm

  • State elections/primary- polls are open from 7am-8pm

  • Presidential elections- polls are open 6am-8pm


  • To vote you must be a US and Burlington citizen

  • To vote you must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be registered at the town hall

Additional Information

  • If you were absent from the state during the last week of voter registration, you can register until 4pm the day before election

  • You MUST register 20 days before any election

Now I hope everyone knows how to vote in Burlington, goodluck with voting in the future!