EARLY VOTING FAQs

Published September 18, 2018 | Town Clerk | Automatically Archived on 11/2/2018

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EARLY VOTING FAQs

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What is early voting?

Early voting is a process by which a registered voter can vote prior to a scheduled biennial state election. Voters can vote early by mail or in-person during the business hours of the Town Clerk’s Office and the ballot will be cast on Election Day.

Who is eligible to vote early?

All residents who are registered voters on or before the deadline to register to vote for the biennial State Election in November. Voters registered in the Town of Sudbury may only early vote in the Town of Sudbury. No reason required.

Is early voting available for all elections?

Early voting will be available for biennial state elections only. Early voting is not available for primaries, special elections or local elections.

If I vote early for the November 6, 2018 State Election will I automatically receive an early voting ballot for future elections?

No. Voters must request an early voting ballot for every election for which early voting applies.

Can I pick up an early voting ballot for a family member or friend? 

No. The family or friend must come in person to the Town Hall or mail a request to have the ballot mailed to them.

If I vote early can I also vote at the polls on Election Day?

No. Your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, in person or at the polls on Election Day.

 Is absentee voting still available?

Yes. If you are qualified to vote by absentee ballot you may still do so. 

To apply for an absentee ballot you must be:

A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to:

  • absence from the Town of Sudbury during normal polling hours; or
  • physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or
  • religious beliefs

For any additional information please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-639-3351 or visit our website for updates at sudbury.ma.us.

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