Click on the links below to view the specimen ballots for the Special State Primary Election
Absentee Ballot Applications are available at the Town Clerk's office for the Special State Primaries for the 5th Congressional District representing Subprecinct 1A and Precincts 2, 3, 4 and 5.
NOTE: Voters in Precinct 1 are not eligible to participate in this election. Precinct 1 is part of the 3rd Congressional District, currently represented by Nicola S. Tsongas.
Voters may click on the link below to print out an Absentee Ballot Application or come into the Town Clerk's office at the Town Hall, 322 Concord Rd, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, to fill out an application.
* THIS IS A PRIMARY ELECTION. IF VOTER IS NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE IN A PARTY, HE/SHE MUST SELECT DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN ON THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TO RECEIVE A BALLOT.
For further information call (978) 639-3351.
Absentee Ballot Application Deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, October 11, 2013.The Absentee Ballot Application is for use by:
A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on election day due to:
- absence from your city or town during normal polling hours; or
- physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or
- religious belief;
A non-registered voter who is:
- a Massachusetts citizen absent from the state; or
- an active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouse or dependent; or
- a person confined in a correctional facility or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction.
ABSENTEE VOTERS MAY, UPON APPLICATION, VOTE IN PERSON IN THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE OR RECEIVE THE ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL. BALLOTS MAY NOT BE PICKED UP OR REMOVED FROM THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE.
All absentee ballots returned by mail or hand delivered to the Town Clerk's office must be received before the polls close on Election Day. Ballots may be returned to the Town Clerk's office only. They cannot be accepted at the polling locations on Election Day.
Please note: Absentee ballots that are mailed to the voter can either be mailed back to the town clerk or hand-delivered to town hall by the voter or a family member. G. L. c. 54, § 92. A family member is defined in General Laws chapter 50 section 1 as:
- a spouse or any person living in the same household with the voter (even if they are not related); OR