Early voting in cities and towns throughout Massachusetts begins Saturday and will continue through Oct. 30. 

Voting sites will operate as ballot drop-off locations for those who have received vote-by-mail ballots. More than 1.3 million ballots have been mailed to voters throughout the state as of Monday morning, according to a news release Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin.

“We have been working closely with cities and towns this year to make sure they are holding in-person voting in locations that are large and spacious enough to allow for social distancing and safe voting,” Galvin said in the release. “We are paying particularly close attention to early voting sites and polling places in the highest risk areas, and we will be advising those communities to move any locations that are deemed to be insufficient.”


Residents used socially distanced voting booths at the Elementary School in Williamstown while voting in early September. Early voting for the November election begins on Saturday.

Every city and town must hold early voting sessions on each Saturday and Sunday throughout the early voting period. All registered voters in Massachusetts can vote during the early voting period at any early voting site in the city or town where they are registered. 

Voting schedules can be found at massearlyvote.com.