Vote 2020

Your one-stop shop for information on voter registration and voting for Peabody, MA and surrounding communities.

Please give us a call at 978-531-0100 or email us at pea@noblenet.org with any questions or for help finding your polling place or tracking your ballot.

Click here and enter your address to find out your polling place.

Are you registered to vote in MA?

Election Day Do’s and Don’t’s

DO’S:

  • Be prepared for potentially long lines. Give yourself enough time.
  • Bring (and wear) a mask, hand sanitizer, and snacks
  • Bring identification JUST IN CASE
  • Check the weather and be prepared to wait outside
  • Bring something to do while you’re standing in line – how about an e-book from the library?
  • Have fun, stay safe, and encourage your friends to vote.
  • Call us with questions, we’re here to help. OR call the Voter Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE

DON’TS:

  • Wear anything political or partisan to your polling place
  • No campaign activities within 150 feet of the polling place
  • Take selfies or other photos inside the polling place, or photos of your ballot
  • Intimidate or otherwise harrass other voters

Please be advised that polling locations in MA are observing COVID-19 safety measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing. You may be asked to wear a mask while you are in line or inside your polling place, and polling places have been advised to stay as open and spacious as possible.

October 17-30, 2020 – In-person early voting for the November 3, 2020 election. Early voting in Peabody is at the Torigian Center from 9 AM – 3 PM every day.

October 24th, 2020 – Last day to register to vote in November 3, 2020 election. See the information below to check your registration status.

October 28th, 2020 – Last day for mail-in voting applications to reach* Peabody City Clerk.

November 3rd, 2020 – In person voting from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. at Peabody polling locations. It is important to check the list of polling locations as they have changed for this election. Polling locations are listed below, and also here.

*State Election Mail-in Voting applications must reach your local election office by October 28. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Peabody City Clerk at 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960. There is a secure drop box outside City Hall if you would prefer to hand deliver your application or ballot.

Who Can Vote?

The short answer is, every citizen over age 18. There are some quick rules to follow, though, when registering to vote, and the rules are different in each state.

You may submit an application to register or pre-register to vote in Massachusetts if:

You are a citizen of the United States; and
You are 16 years old; and
You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.
If you meet the above requirements, you may apply online, by mail, or in-person.

*If you’re being prevented from registering for any reason aside from those listed above, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE to talk over your voting rights with a volunteer attorney.*

You must be 18 to vote, but 16 and 17-year-olds can pre-register.

The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting. The deadline to register to vote in a special town meeting is ten (10) days prior to the special town meeting.

NOTE: For all 2020 elections, the deadline to register to vote will be 10 days before the date of the election.

October 24, 2020 is the registration deadline for the November 3rd election.

Know your Voting Rights

It is illegal for anyone to try to stop you from voting through intimidation, coercion, or threats.

As long as you are in line by the time polls are set to close, you are allowed to vote – the polls will stay open for as long as it takes to get through the line.

For more of the basics on voting rights, click here or here.

If you’re having trouble at the polls or simply have questions about your voting rights, call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE

Vote by Mail Application and Information

Find out more about Voting By Mail

Print a Mail-in Ballot Application

Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Peabody City Clerk at 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960. If you would prefer to hand deliver your application or ballot, there is a secure drop box outside City Hall for this purpose (on the Brodie’s side of the building). Please note that applications for mail-in ballots must be received by October 28, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 election.

Applications may also be submitted electronically by fax or e-mail, as long as your signature is visible.

To send your application via email address please send to: grace.augulewicz@peabody-ma.gov

To send your application via fax please send to: 978-538-5985

Early voting is available by mail and in person to all registered voters.

Early voting by mail will begin as soon as ballots are ready.

Peabody Polling Locations

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Peabody has adopted Polling Location changes for the November 3, 2020 State Election.

Click to See a List of City of Peabody Voting Precincts

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Ward 1: Precincts 1, 2 & 3 – BROWN SCHOOL, 150 LYNN STREET
Ward 2: Precincts 1, 2 & 3 – WELCH SCHOOL, 50 SWAMPSCOTT AVENUE
Ward 3: Precincts 1, 2 & 3 – TORIGIAN SENIOR CENTER, 75R CENTRAL STREET
Ward 4: Precincts 1, 2 & 3 – HIGGINS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 85 PERKINS STREET
Ward 4: Precinct 3A – MacINTOSH CLUBHOUSE, 300 BROOKSBY VILLAGE DRIVE, 1ST FLOOR
Ward 5: Precincts 1, 2 & 3 – PEABODY VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, 485 LOWELL STREET
Ward 6: Precincts 1, 2 & 3 – BURKE SCHOOL, 127 BIRCH STREET

Who's on the Ballot in Peabody?

Click here and enter your address to view a sample ballot

ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

BIDEN and HARRIS, Democratic
HAWKINS and WALKER, Green-Rainbow
JORGENSEN and COHEN, Libertarian
TRUMP and PENCE, Republican

SENATOR IN CONGRESS

EDWARD J. MARKEY, 7 Townsend St., Malden, Democratic
KEVIN J. O’CONNOR, 55 Glen St., Dover, Republican

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

SIXTH DISTRICT
SETH MOULTON, 37 Chestnut St., Salem, Democratic
JOHN PAUL MORAN, 25 Winsor Rd., Billerica, Republican

COUNCILLOR

FIFTH DISTRICT
EILEEN R. DUFF, 8 Barberry Heights Rd., Gloucester, Democratic

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT

SECOND ESSEX DISTRICT
JOAN B. LOVELY, 14 Story St., Salem, Democratic

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT

TWELFTH ESSEX DISTRICT
THOMAS P. WALSH, 170 Lynnfield St., Peabody, Democratic

THIRTEENTH ESSEX DISTRICT
SALLY P. KERANS, 208 Centre St., Danvers, Democratic
ROBERT E. MAY, JR., 118 Goodale St., Peabody, Republican
WILLIAM J. “BILL” BATES, 14 Lobao Dr., Danvers, Independent
JASON GUIDA, 145 High St., Danvers, Independent

CHRISTOPHER KEOHANE, 1 Hampshire St., Danvers, Non-Party

REGISTER OF PROBATE

ESSEX COUNTY
PAMELA CASEY O’BRIEN, 275 Central St., Saugus, Democratic

Do I Need Identification to Vote?

You may be asked to show identification when you check-in at your polling place for any of the following reasons:

  • You are voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election;
  • You are an inactive voter;
  • You are casting a provisional or challenged ballot;
  • The poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification.

Acceptable identification must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote. Examples of acceptable identification include: a driver’s license, state-issued ID card, recent utility bill, rent receipt, lease, a copy of a voter registration affidavit, or any other printed identification which contains the voter’s name and address.

If you are voting for the first time in a federal election in Massachusetts after registering to vote by mail, you may be required to show identification under federal law. It is recommended that you include a copy of your identification with your mail-in voter registration form; if you choose not to do so, you may be asked for identification when you go to your polling place on Election Day. If you are unable to present identification when you check-in, you may cast a provisional ballot and return later with identification. If you do not return with acceptable identification by close of polls, your ballot cannot be counted.

You may also be asked to show identification if you are on the list of inactive voters or if a poll worker has reasonable cause to request it. If you are not able to present identification in such a situation, you must still be permitted to vote; however, your ballot must be challenged. This means that your name and address, the name and address of the challenger, and the reason for the challenge must be written on your ballot. You ballot will be cast normally, and will only be re-examined in the case of a recount, court order, or audit.

More info about federal voter ID laws