February 9 2020

Three Ways to Vote in the 2020 Presidential Primary

The following is an explainer by Town Clerk Amy Warfield: 


The 1 -2 -3 of voting in the Presidential Primary, March 3, 2020, in Burlington

We are quickly approaching our first election of the 2020 year, you might be thinking about when is the best time for me to vote?


There are Three Ways that you have to cast your Ballot this Election


The First Way that you can vote is come to the Polls on Election Day. The polling hours for Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Primary Election will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  All Burlington precincts vote at the Burlington High School, in the Gym around the back of the school. School will be in session that day so parking will be limited to the spaces near the gym on the back side of the High School. School is in session from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. so avoid those peak times for easier parking and access.


OR the Second Way that you can vote if you are unable to cast your ballot at the polls on Election Day is Absentee Voting. Absentee Voting is being conducted now at the Town Clerk’s Office until noon on Monday, March 2. Voters may apply and vote in person at the Town Clerk's Office or through the mail. If the ballot is to be mailed, please 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. Absentee voting is for Voters who are not able to make it to the Polls due to absence from the Town during the hours the polls are open, physical disability or religious belief.


Or the Third Way is we will again will be having Early Voting, unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early.  In Burlington, Early Voting can be done in person at the Burlington Town Hall, 29 Center St, in the Main Hearing room on the 2nd floor. Early Voting will be February 24th through February 28th during the hours of 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Wednesday until 7 PM.


Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.  If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. You need to have a valid driver’s license or an I.D. issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the March 3rd, Primary Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by February 12th .


We look forward to having you Vote in the Presidential Primary Election, March 3rd.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Clerk’s office at 781-270-1660.


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