2022 Election Information

Sample Ballots 

Click the pictures below to open a PDF of sample ballots for the September 6th Democratic and Republican Primaries.

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Early Voting

Those who wish to early vote may do so from Saturday, August 27 through Thursday,   September 1 in Room 105 at Malden City Hall located at 215 Pleasant Street. Hours for in person early voting are as follows:

Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 28 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday, August 29 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 30 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 31 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 1 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Anyone who misses this voting window will have to vote at their regular polling location on Primary Day. The City would like to remind voters that some ward/precinct lines and polling locations have changed since the federal redistricting and they may confirm their voting location by using the Secretary of State’s Where Do I Vote feature at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/WhereDoIVote 

Vote by Mail

Massachusetts voters now have the option to vote early by mail in all elections, with no excuse required. To request your Vote by Mail ballot, submit a signed application to your local election office. You may download a 2022 Vote by Mail Application by following the following links for English, Spanish, and Chinese versions of the form. 

If a voter is unable to download and/or print the form, any written request with an original signature is an acceptable application. Simply write a signed note to apply for a ballot. 

Applications can be submitted by mail or email to elections@cityofmalden.org. If you’re emailing your application, you need to sign it in a way that can be compared to your hand-written signature. Electronic signatures, scanned applications, and photos of applications are acceptable. Typed signatures cannot be accepted.

Any mail-in ballot must be requested in writing at least 5 business days before Election Day. Deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot are 5:00 PM on Monday, August 29, 2022 for the September Primary and 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 for the November election. The United States Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for mail delivery. 

For complete information about voting by mail, please visit the Secretary of State's website at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm

Important Information on the Redistricting of Malden's Wards

New Census Map Opens in new windowIn December 2021 the City of Malden submitted to the State their proposed map of the city with updated ward and precinct lines accommodating for the increase in population as calculated by the 2020 Federal Census. The map was approved and new precinct lines became effective as of December 31, 2021. Click on the picture above to open a PDF version of the approved map. 

This population change has caused an increase from 16 to 27 polling locations citywide as well as need for an additional location for the voters of the newly formed Ward 6, Precinct 3. At their meeting on March 1st, the City Council will discuss the option of utilizing the Malden Moose Hall for this purpose. 

This new location was granted approval by the Secretary of State's Office on February 17, 2022. Please follow this link to view the entire accessibility and evaluation report supporting Malden Moose Hall as a suitable polling location. A full list of the 27 proposed polling locations may be viewed here or at this link for Chinese translations

Absentee Voting 

Absentee applications must be received by this office at least four business days prior to the election. To request an Absentee ballot, submit a written request or download one of the applications below, include an original signature and submit to this office via mail, drop box, or email at elections@cityofmalden.org. All absentee ballots must be received back to City Hall by 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Results of January 25, 2022 Special Election

The City of Malden had a 2.27% turnout during today's special election. The split was 666 voting YES and 151 voting NO on the NEMT ballot question. This reflects an 81.5% approval rating in favor of a new Voke high school. Final results from all twelve communities may be viewed at the spreadsheet below.

Voke Budget Question Special Election Spreadsheet

Building Project FAQ Sheet

In response to the many questions being asked about the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School (NEMT) special election, Mayor Christenson has put together the following FAQ sheet for voters. Please click on the picture below to open the flyer. 

Further information about the building project may be found at https://northeastbuildingproject.com/ or by emailing nequestions@northeastmetrotech.com. Additionally, questions/concerns may be addressed to James T. Picone, NMRVS's Director of Finance at 781-246-0810 or jpicone@northeastmetrotech.com

The agreement entered upon between the City of Malden and the NEMT establishing a vocational regional school district may be read at this link

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2022 Special Election for Vocational Budget Question

On Tuesday, January 25th, there will be a special election to determine the approval of funds for the construction of a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School.  The election will be held at one single poling location which will be the Malden Senior Center located at 7 Washington Street and the polls will be open from 11AM to 6PM.  Regardless of normal voting precincts, all voters will cast their in-person vote for this special election at the Malden Senior Center. 

The date and time of this election was voted on by the NMRVS School Committee at the December 9, 2021 meeting. A list of School Committee members may be viewed at their webpage here.  A copy of the signed warrant ordering this election by the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District may be viewed at this link

Designation of Polling Location for January 25th Election

During the City Council meeting of December 21, 2021, the Malden City Council unanimously voted to designate the Senior Center located at 7 Washington Street as the polling location for the NMRVS Special Election. All precincts citywide will vote at this sole location during the hours of 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Designation of Polling Place

January 25, 2022 Special Election Details and Sample Ballots

In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chap. 54, Section 52, a sample ballot for the Special Election on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 is posted below. This is a district-wide election for one ballot question only. Please click the links below to review the ballot text in both English and Chinese. 

Voke Budget Question English (PDF)

Voke Budget Question Chinese (PDF)

Q&A for NEMT Building Project (PDF)

School Committee Vote Mandating Special Election 

On December 9, 2021, the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District School Committee voted, by a vote of 11 - 0 to hold a District-wide Special Election for a budget question seeking approval to appropriate the amount of $317,422,620 for the purpose of designing, constructing, equipping, and furnishing a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School and related athletic facilities, located at 100 Hemlock Road in Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880 to be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.