October 18 2016
Wednesday Deadline for Voter Registration, Early Voting Starts Next Week
By: Rich Hosford
This election season has been full of news and is certainly one of the more polarizing contests seen in a long time. Be sure you can cast a ballot for your choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or one of the third-party candidates for president.
Wednesday is the last day to register to vote in the November Presidential and State Election in Massachusetts.
You can register in person at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall, online or by mail. Click here for more information and to register online or print out mail-in forms.
And once you have registered you can actually vote as early as next week. For the first time in Massachusetts, early voting is an option in 2016 and will take place in Burlington Town Hall here in town. Here are the times for early voting as stated by the Town Clerk’s office:
Monday, October 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, October 28: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, October 21: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1 - Thursday, November 3: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, November 4: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Along with the vote for president, residents of Burlington can cast ballots in the 21st Middlesex State Rep. race between incumbent Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) and challenger Paul Girouard (R-Burlington) for the 21st Middlesex State Rep. Seat. See our debate coverage here and here for more information on the two candidates.
There are also four ballot questions for voters to decide upon this election.
Finally, note that all ballots cast in early voting is considered final. You cannot go back and change your ballot if you change your mind about a candidate or ballot question.