Early Voting Press Release for the Town of Sudbury
We are pleased to announce that all registered voters will be able vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot. Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early.
Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote at the polls on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. To apply online you need a MA Driver’s License or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 19th, 2016.
Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In the Town of Sudbury, early voting can be done in person at the Lower Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, beginning Monday, October 24th and ending on Friday, November 4th. The Town of Sudbury has also scheduled additional hours on Saturday, October 29th.
Early Voting Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Tuesday – 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM
Friday – 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
Saturday – 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Registered voters also have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Town Clerk, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury MA 01776. The application can be found on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. Early voting ballots cannot be mailed to voters until October 24th.
For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient.
Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day. Click here for additional information on Early Voting or contact the Sudbury Town Clerk’s Office by phone at 978-639-3351 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.