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Find voter requirements and instructions for voter registration on the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website.
You can check the progress of your Absentee or Vote-by-Mail ballot (or check to see if you already requested one) by using the Track My Ballot feature on the Secretary of State’s website. "Pending" means your application has been accepted and we have not yet mailed your ballot. The "State Election" is the November 3rd general election; federal offices are on the ballot.
You only need to apply for a ballot by mail (Vote-by-Mail or Absentee) once. If you are unable to check through the "Track My Ballot" feature, please contact the Town Clerk before applying.
View a listing of these officials on our State and Federal Elected Officials page.
Learn more by visiting the State Public Records Division 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 by email, mail, or in person to the Town Clerk. You may also request a ballot by letter or email to the Town Clerk, but it must answer the fields on the Vote-by-Mail Application and include a signature.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth now has an online application for Vote by Mail Ballots. Visit their website here: www.MailmyBallotMA.com
You may also submit the "I Want to Vote!" postcard or the long-form Vote by Mail Application.
You only need to use one of the above methods to apply once.
You will not automatically receive a ballot by mail.
Contact the Town Clerk with any questions.
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.
See here for Election information
Ballots for the General Election will begin to be mailed the first full week of October after the Town Clerk’s Office has received election materials from the State.
We mail ballots in alphabetical order by street name. Applications that are submitted and accepted after 10/3 may not have their ballots mailed until after the initial mailing, regardless of street name.
For the November General Election, domestically 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.
Observers are allowed in a designated space, behind a guard rail, at least six feet from voters, poll workers, and marking shelves.
However, any engagement, disruption, or intimidation of voters is illegal. Observers shall only observe quietly from behind the guard rail. If observers are deemed in any way disruptive by Election Officials, they will be asked to leave the polling location. The Town Clerk may ask for the assistance of law enforcement if desired.
For more detailed information, see the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Advisory on the subject: https://www.mass.gov/news/ag-healey-issues-advisory-on-poll-monitoring-and-voter-intimidation
Or view Chapter 54 of Massachusetts General Law: https://malegislature.gov/laws/generallaws/parti/titleviii/chapter54; Sections 25 and 69 in particular.