On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted to hold the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Originally scheduled for Monday, March 30, the Election was postponed after the Board of Selectmen voted to request emergency legislation, seeking authorization to delay and reschedule the Annual Town Election, as a safety measure responsive to COVID-19.
Voters are encouraged to VOTE BY MAIL as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19.
Click here to check your voter registration status
If you are not currently registered to vote in Sudbury, Friday, June 12th is the deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the Annual Town Election.
Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before March 30 are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. Mail in registrations must be postmarked on or before the deadline.
Click here for additional information on Voter Registration.
View the Specimen Ballot for the 2020 Annual Town Election here or click the image below.
View the Election Warrant here.
Absentee Ballots & Early Voting
A new law has been passed clarifying that any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 in response to a declared state of emergency or from guidance from a medical professional, local or state health official, or any civil authority shall be deemed to be unable by reason of physical disability to cast their vote in person at a polling location.
It is the opinion of this office that you qualify for an absentee ballot due to physical disability if:
- You are ill;
- You are confined to your home because you may transmit infection; or
- You cannot leave your home because you are a member of a population vulnerable to illness;
- You are staying in your home or avoiding your polling place as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19.
The law has also been updated to allow early voting by mail for any election held on or before June 30th. Early voting by mail is similar to absentee voting, but unlike absentee voting, no excuse is required.
We encourage all who are not able to go to the polls to submit an ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION. You can also request a 2020-Municipal-EARLY BALLOT APPLICATION. Early Voting will be available by mail only. There is no in-person Early Voting for the Annual Town Election. Completed applications may be emailed to [email protected], or mailed to: Sudbury Town Clerk, 322 Concord Rd., Sudbury MA. 01776. It is recommended that requests for absentee ballots be sent early.
The new law also authorizes the Town to use the same ballots that were printed for the March 30th Annual Town Election for the postponed election. This includes absentee ballots which have already been mailed to voters. All completed ballots received by the Town Clerks office will be held and counted on the day of the postponed election. Absentee voters who have requested a ballot for the 3/30/20 Annual Town Election will still be eligible to vote In-Person on election day as long as their ballot has not been cast. If you have requested an absentee ballot to be mailed to an address which is no longer current, please notify the Town Clerk’s office by email at [email protected] or mail in a new absentee ballot application.
If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-639-3351 or email us at [email protected].
The League of Women Voters recorded a televised forum for the contested race (Board of Selectmen) at the SudburyTV studio. Candidates in uncontested races recorded statements to voters. (The League of Women Voters will not be holding a live forum for the 2020 Annual Town Election.)
The recorded forums may be viewed on SudburyTV Channel 8 (Comcast) and Channel 31 (Verizon) or the station’s website, http://www.sudburytv.org, as a video-on-demand.
|Event Start:||Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (12:00 pm)|
|Event End:||Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (8:00 pm) (Expected)|
|Location:||Not specified, see notes.|
The Board of Selectmen voted to hold the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. More