October 4 2018

Absentee Ballots and Early Voting for State Election

By: Rich Hosford

Burlington voters interested in weighing in on the November 6 State Election but won’t be in town to do so now have a couple of options.

Absentee ballots are currently available in the Town Clerk’s office. They will also be mailed to anyone who has applied and the deadline to apply is Monday, November 5 at noon, a release from Town Clerk Amy Warfield states.

Voters unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the town during the hours the polls are open, physical disability or religious belief are eligible to apply.

Hospitalized voters must have been admitted after noon of the 5th day before the election.  They must apply themselves and designate in writing who may hand carry the ballot to them. Applications can be made anytime, however, the ballot must be returned by the close of the poll.

To apply, a written request by the voter or any family member must be received by the Town Clerk by noon the day before the election, Warfield explains. Voters may apply and vote in person at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail.  If the ballot is to be mailed, apply far enough in advance so that the ballot can be mailed and returned by the close of the poll. Applications are also available at www.burlington.org click the link on the front page.

Early voting

For the second time Burlington voters also have the option of early voting this year.

Early voting will run from October 22 through November 2 and will take place at Burlington Town Hall. During that time voters can cast ballots during normal Town Hall hours. On Thursday, November 1 the early voting hours will be extended until 7 p.m.

Anyone with information can call the Town Clerk’s office at 781-270-1660.


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