2022 Election Information

Sample Ballots for the September 6th Primaries   

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Democratic Sample Ballot

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Republican Sample Ballot

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2022 Voting Day — September 6

Polls open 7:00AM – 8:00 PM

Find your Ward / Precinct Line and Polling Location

27 Polling locations

Visit Secretary of State’s Where Do I Vote page https://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/WhereDoIVote 



Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) gives every voter the right to bring someone of their choice into the voting booth if they need help voting.


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. Available downloads

2022 Vote by Mail Application — English

2022 Vote by Mail Application — Chinese 

2022 Vote by Mail Application — Spanish

Applications can be submitted by mail or email to elections@cityofmalden.org.

Emailing your application, electronic signatures, scanned applications, and photos of applications are acceptable. Typed signatures cannot be accepted. Your online signature will be compared to your hand-written signature. 

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
Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 5:00 PM for the November 8th election.
** The United States Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for mail delivery. 

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

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

Click on the picture to open the approved map 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. 

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.

27 proposed Polling locations (PDF) Polling-Places-English
27 proposed Polling locations (PDF) Polling-Places-Chinese 

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.