ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION
Monday, March 29, 2021
7 AM to 8 PM
Town Hall: P 3, 4
Fairbank: P 1, 1A, 2, 5
Guidance for In-Person Voters
POLLS ARE OPEN
Monday, March 29, 2021
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Town Hall (322 Concord Rd): Precincts 3, 4
Fairbank Community Center (40 Fairbank Rd): Precincts 1, 1A, 2, 5
- Do NOT go to the POLLS if you are sick or have been exposed to the virus leading up to Election Day – Call 978-639-3351 for voting options from home
- Know your Precinct #: Click the hyperlink to Find my Precinct
- Wear a Face Covering
- Bring a Pen – Blue or 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.
- Refrain from touching 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 throughout the day
- Unused / sanitized pens will be provided to those who need one
- Hand sanitizer will be provided at the exit
Vote-By-Mail Ballot DUE 3/29/21
Vote by Mail ballots must be returned to the ballot drop box outside of the Town Clerk’s office 322 Concord Rd) by 8PM on March 29, 2021.
Specimen Ballot for the 2021 Annual Town Election:
Election Warrant for the 2021 Annual Town Election (mailed to all households in Sudbury):
Absentee Ballots & Vote-By-Mail
Currently, any person taking precautions 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 been extended to allow early voting by mail for any election held on or before March 31, 2021. Early voting by mail is similar to absentee voting, but unlike absentee voting, no excuse is required. You must fill out a new application every year.
We encourage all who are not able to go to the polls to submit a 2021 ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION. You can also request a 2021 VOTE-BY-MAIL APPLICATION. There is no in-person Early Voting for the Annual Town Election.
Completed applications may be emailed to [email protected], mailed to: Sudbury Town Clerk, 322 Concord Rd., Sudbury MA. 01776 or left in the Town Clerk lock box. Applications must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 pm on Tuesday, March 23.
HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT
- Fill out ballot with a blue or black pen (do not use red ink)
- Place in yellow affidavit envelope and seal and sign envelope (Your ballot will not be accepted if the envelope is not signed)
- Place in white return envelope, seal and mail or drop off in ballot drop box. Remember-If you are planning to mail back the ballot you will need two stamps.
If you are planning to vote by mail, apply early and allow ample time for mailing- The full process will take more than one week to accomplish. It could take up to a week to receive your ballot due to reduced staffing and mailing time and it could take up to a week for it to be mailed back. Ballots must be returned to the Town Offices (not polling locations) by the close of polls on March 29th in order to be counted. A ballot drop box is available outside the Town Clerks office, 322 Concord Road. (Rear of building) This is the only ballot drop box available and will be open 24/7.
All completed ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on election day. All voters who have requested a ballot for the March 29, 2021 Annual Town Election will still be eligible to vote in-person on election day as long as their ballot has not been cast.
Click here to check your voter registration status
If you are not currently registered to vote in Sudbury, Tuesday, March 9th 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 29th 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.
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 (LWV) hosted candidate forums for those running for office in the 2021 Annual Town Election. Please see Candidates Participate in LWV Forums to learn more.
|Event Start:||Monday, March 29, 2021 (7:00 am)|
|Event End:||Monday, March 29, 2021 (8:00 pm) (Expected)|
|Location:||Not specified; see notes.|
|Notes:||The Sudbury Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, March 29th, 2021. Polls open 7AM - 8PM. Town Hall: Precincts 3, 4. Fairbank Community Center: Precincts 1, 1A, 2, 5.|