Early voting is available in 32 states.  But not in Massachusetts.  That is soon to change under a bill that’s on the verge of becoming law.

The bill would allow people to vote up to 11 business days before Election Day.  It would also allow online voter registration and an online database where users can check if they’re registered to vote.  And it would let 16 and 17 year olds preregister to vote.
Advocates say the bill will increase voter participation and modernize the voting process.
However, there are some limitations. Polls would not be open nights and weekends, unless the town clerk is willing to work extra hours. And there would be no early voting in primary OR special elections.
The legislation passed both the House and Senate this week. The governor must still sign the bill.  He's said he loves the idea of early voting.