Eligibility: Voters who are unable to vote on election day due to physical disability, religious beliefs, or out of voter's city/town on Election day, may vote by absentee ballot. State law limits these use of absentee ballots for these three reasons only.
Applying: Absenttee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or a voter's family member either in person or by mail. For convenience, absentee applications may be downloaded from this page; however, any written communication evidencing a desire for an absentee ballot is acceptable. The letter must include the following information:
- name of voter;
- voting address;
- reason for absentee ballot request;
- where ballot is to be mailed;
- party of ballot requested (in state primary only);
- and signature of voter.
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is 12:00 Noon the day before the Election. If you are voting by mail, please allow enough time for us to recieve your application, process your request and for the ballot to be mailed to you and for you to return the ballot by Election Day (if inside the U.S.) the ballot must be mailed or voted in person. The deadline to vote in person is still 12:00 Noon the day before the Election.
Click here for Downloadable Absentee Voting Forms by Voter or by Family Member in English or Spanish
If you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (978) 745-9595 ext. 5616 or 5617.