|ELECTION||DAY OF ELECTION||Polling Hours||Deadline to Register to Vote|
|Local Election||Tuesday, April 12, 2022||7AM-8PM|
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Nomination papers will be availabe beginning Monday, January 3, 2022.
EARLY VOTING (by Mail or In person)
If I applied for a vote by mail ballot can I appear to vote in person at an early voting site or at the polls on Election Day?
If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Town Clerk’s Office – YES, you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day. All voters listed on the voting list as requested a vote by mail ballot will be required to complete additional paperwork and will need to show an ID. Should your mail in ballot be returned after you voted early in person or at the polls on Election Day that ballot will be rejected and will not be counted
If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Town Clerk’s Office – NO. A returned vote by mail ballot is considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, early in person or in person at the polls on Election Day.
If I vote early in person can I appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day?
NO - If you appeared to vote early in person your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, or in person at the polls on Election Day. Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.
When & how is an early voter's ballot cast?
All vote by mail and early voting in person ballots will be opened and inserted into a tabulator before election day or fed through the tabulators at the polls on election day. These ballots will be kept secured, locked, and unexamined until the polls are closed on Election Day.
VOTING ON ELECTION DAY- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW/BRING
Do NOT go to the POLLS if you are sick or have been exposed leading up to Election Day
• Wear a Face Covering
• Bring a Black ink – sharpie or Paper Mate Flair recommended (machines will not read red /
highlighters; Pencil / crayons cause issues with tabulator breakdowns)
• Bring an ID – in some cases voters will be required to show an ID. That ID can be anything (license, a bill,
email) but the voter name and address must match how you are registered.
• Don’t touch your face while at the polling location
• Maintain Social Distancing – keep 6’ away from anyone not from your household
• Keep your ballot dry and free from hand sanitizers - Do not use hand sanitizer while handling your ballot
and be sure your voting booth is dry as it will cause issues tabulator breakdowns
Our commitment to keep voters safe:
• Voting Booths will be cleaned after each voter
• Unused / sanitized pens will be provided to those who need one
• Hand sanitizer will be provided at the exit
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
- Be a US Citizen
- Be a Massachusetts resident
- Be at least 16 years old (to register) and 18 years old (to vote)
- 20 days prior to all primaries and elections, and Annual Town Meeting (10 days for 2020 Fall Elections)
- 10 days before a Special Town Meeting
- Absentee Ballot Information & Absentee Ballot Application
- Absentee Voting vs. Early Voting
- Know Before You Go!
- Voting with the AutoMark Machine & Helpful Video
- Massachusetts Directory of Political Parties and Designations