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 10 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 In Person

The city is divided into wards and precincts, each with a specific voting location, or polling place. 

You can visit the Secretary of State’s Where Do I Vote 查找我的選舉資訊 website where you can look up your polling location by home address.

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Submit a Vote By Mail Application online here Version Options Vote By Mail Headline.

To submit vote by mail application by mail, download and submit a signed 2023 Vote by Mail Application.  Electronic signatures are accepted. Typed signatures on applications cannot be accepted. Your online signature will be compared to your hand-written signature.

2023 Vote by Mail Application — English
2023 Vote by Mail Application — Chinese 
2023 Vote by Mail Application — Spanish

Multiple registered voters in your household who wish to vote by mail may use this form to request a ballot: 

2023 Vote by Mail Household Application - English

First, fill in the statement for your household. Next, each voter requesting a ballot must sign their own name unless they require assistance due to physical disability.

Applications for Vote by Mail Deadline
Vote by Mail requests must be received in writing by Monday, September 11, 2023, 5:00 PM for the September 19th Preliminary Municipal Election.

Vote by Mail requests must be received in writing by Monday, October 30, 2023, 5:00 PM for the November 7th Municipal Election.

We have several options to submit your applications and completed ballots:

Deliver to: City Clerk's Office, Room 220 at Malden City Hall
Mail to: Malden City Hall 215 Pleasant Street, Room 220 Malden, MA 02148
Email to:
Place in a ballot drop box at: City Hall or Malden Police Station

NOTE: The United States Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for mail delivery.

When you receive your ballot: Vote, sign the affidavit envelope, and return your ballot to City Hall to be counted. Ballots cannot be dropped off at a polling place on Election Day.

Click here for complete information about voting by mail at the Secretary of State's website.

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 choose to vote by absentee ballot.

To request an Absentee ballot, download and submit the application below, include an original signature and submit to this office via mail, drop box, or email at All absentee ballots must be received back to City Hall by 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Paper applications must be completed with a wet signature and mailed or delivered to our office. Applications may also be submitted by email 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.

Military & Overseas Voters

Follow this link if you are a Uniformed Member of the United States military service or a resident residing overseas to apply for an absentee ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program:

Please email completed applications to