ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION
Monday, March 28, 2022
Polls Open: 7 AM to 8 PM
Town Hall: Precincts 4, 6
Fairbank Gym: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 5
Your Precinct or Polling Place may have changed as of 12/31/21. Please visit the Secretary of State’s WHERE DO I VOTE Election Information Search to verify your precinct.
Town Manager Hayes and Town Clerk Beth Klein discuss the 2022 Annual Town Election in Municipal Minute Episode 27.
Guidance for In-Person Voters
POLLS ARE OPEN
Monday, March 28, 2022
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Town Hall (322 Concord Rd): Precincts 4,6
Fairbank Community Center (40 Fairbank Rd): Precincts 1, 2, 3, 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
Specimen Ballot for the 2022 Annual Town Election:
Write-In Candidate Information:
Courts have ruled that a vote should be counted whenever the intent of the voter can reasonably be determined, even if a voter omits the candidate’s address or makes a mistake in the name or address. If the intent of the voter can be determined with reasonable certainty from an inspection of the ballot, in the light of the generally known conditions attendant upon the election, effect must be given to that intent. This includes where a voter fails to complete the oval next to the write-in space—the write-in vote will still be counted.
Election Warrant for the 2022 Annual Town Election (mailed to all households in Sudbury):
Guidance for Absentee Voters
VOTE BY MAIL EXPIRED DECEMBER 15, 2021 AND HAS NOT BEEN EXTENDED. UNTIL THE LEGISLATURE PASSES NEW LEGISLATION, NO-EXCUSE MAIL IN VOTING, IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS ELECTION. ABSENTEE VOTING WILL BE THE ONLY FORM OF VOTING BY MAIL.
You may still vote absentee if you are eligible.
We encourage all who are not able to go to the polls to submit a 2022 ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION. For an application, click on the link below. There is no In-Person Early Voting for the Annual Town Election. If you wish to receive an absentee ballot for the primary election and you are UNENROLLED, you must select either a Democratic or Republican ballot. If you leave it blank then you will not receive a ballot for the State Primary.
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION
Completed applications may be either emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to: Sudbury Town Clerk, 322 Concord Rd., Sudbury MA. 01776 or left in the Town Clerk lock box. Absentee Ballot Applications must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 pm on Monday, March 21. Absentee Voters who wish to vote in- person, may do so in the Town Clerk’s office until noon on the Friday before the election.
ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING
There are three steps to voting by Absentee Ballot:
- Fill out ballot with a blue or black pen (do not use red ink)
- Place in yellow affidavit envelope, seal it and sign the 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. Two stamps are required for mailing.
TRACK APPLICATION & BALLOT STATUS
You can check the status of your Absentee application or ballot at TRACK MY BALLOT.
If you are planning to absentee vote, 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 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 28th 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.
Click here to check your voter registration status
If you are not currently registered to vote in Sudbury, Tuesday, March 8th 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 28th 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@example.com.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) hosted candidate forums for those running for office in the 2022 Annual Town Election. Click below to watch the recorded forums.
Municipal Minute: Annual Town Election
In Municipal Minute Episode 27, Town Manager Hayes spoke with Town Clerk Beth Klein about the March 28, 2022 Town Election. They discussed how the addition of a 6th precinct and a change in voting locations will affect Sudbury voters.