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Find voter requirements and instructions for voter registration on the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.
Vote by Mail ballots (Early Voting Ballots) can be used to vote by mail, instead of voting in person.
To receive an early voting ballot each voter must make the request in writing with their signature. This can be done by submitting a Vote-by-Mail Application, the Secretary of State website, or by contacting the Town Clerk. You may also request a ballot by letter or email to the Town Clerk, but it must include a signature and indicate which remaining 2020 elections for which you’d like a ballot and, if wanted, identify the party for the State Primary Ballot.
The last day to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the State Primary is Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5 p.m.
The last day to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the General Election is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5 p.m.
Filled ballots must be received by the Town Clerk (by mail or drop box at Town Hall) before the close of polls the day of the election.
Absentee ballots can be used to vote by mail or in person.
To receive an absentee ballot you must submit an Absentee Voting Application. The application can be found here, download an application from the Secretary of State website, or contact the Town Clerk.
The last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot by mail for the State Primary is Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5 p.m.
The last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot by mail for the General Election is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5 p.m.
Filled ballots must be received by the Town Clerk (by mail, drop box at Town Hall, or in person) before the close of polls the day of the election.
No. See our Election Information page here for more details
No. Voting options cannot be limited. We do, however, encourage Voting by Mail to encourage social distancing and for the safety of citizens, poll workers, police, and employees required to staff a polling location.
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Ballots for the 2020 State Primary will begin being mailed as soon as materials have been delivered from the Secretary of State. They have a deadline of August 3 to deliver materials, allowing the Town Clerk’s office to begin mailing August 4, assuming the SOC meets the deadline. For the General Election, the Town Clerk’s office should receive materials to begin mailing by October 10.
For the September State Primary, ballots need to be received by the time polls close the day of the election.
For the November General Election, mailed ballots must be postmarked November 3 and received by November 6 and dropped-off ballots must be received by the close of polls.
Vote-by-Mail applications can only be used to receive and send your ballot by mail.
Absentee Ballot applications can be used to vote by mail or in person.
For further details about receiving an Vote-by-Mail or Absentee Ballot see here.
Yes, absolutely. All ballots that are received before the Election Day are secured in the Town Clerk’s office, in the ballot envelope sealed by the voter. On the day of the election, poll workers “walk through” the voting process, checking the voter in and out and placing the ballot in the secure ballot box. When polls close, all of the votes are counted, no matter whether they were voted in person or by mail through early or absentee voting.
No, you must use an official Early Voting Ballot or Absentee Ballot to Vote by Mail. The Sample Ballot is not a valid ballot.
There are options to vote by mail and in person.
There are two ways to vote by mail: Vote-by-Mail Ballots (will say "Early Voting Ballot") and Absentee Ballots, sent by mail.
There are three ways to vote in person: During In-Person Early Voting hours, polling hours on Election Day, or by Absentee (deadline is 12 p.m. day before the election)
For Voter Registration and Election Information see here.
View a listing of these officials on our State and Federal Elected Officials page.
Learn more by visiting the State Public Records Division website.