Voting in Malden


To participate in an election in Malden, you must be registered to vote in the city. Anyone who meets three basic criteria can register. The criteria are:

  • You are a citizen of the United States;
  • You will be 18 years old on or before election day;
  • You are a Malden resident.

How to Register

See if you are registered to vote in Malden. You can register in person, by mail or online.

Mail-in voter registration forms are also available at a variety of public agencies, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Transitional Assistance. Please note that, to vote in a particular election, you must be registered at least 20 days prior to the election.

Once you are registered, you will remain registered as long as you continue to vote and/or return the annual street listing form sent to you by the Registrar of Voters. If you move, you will need to re-register under your new address. Contact the City Clerk’s Office for additional information.

Where to Vote

The city is divided into wards and precincts, each with a specific voting location, or polling place. Be sure to find out where your poling location is ahead of time.

If You Can’t Go to the Polls

If you will be out of town on election day, are physically disabled, or have religious beliefs preventing you from voting in person on Election Day, you may want to vote by absentee ballot.

Download an absentee ballot application. Paper applications must be completed with a wet signature and mailed or delivered to our office. Applications may also be submitted by fax at 781-388-0610 or emailed as PDFs or JPEGs so long as they contain wet signatures made by pen, mouse, stylus, or finger. Typed signatures are not acceptable. If you would like a hard copy of the application mailed to you, please call the City Clerk's Office at 781-397-7116.

Completed ballots may be hand delivered to drop boxes located in front of City Hall at 215 Pleasant Street, the Police Station at 800 Eastern Avenue, and at the Senior Center Auditorium at 7 Washington Street during Early Voting hours.

Need an Accommodation Due to a Disability

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please visit the Voting for Persons with Disabilities page or contact an Accessible Vote by Mail Coordinator at or by calling 617-727-2828 from 8:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For Further Information 

The Secretary of State’s Office has a variety of voter resources available to the public, which can be found here.