October 20 2014

Absentee Ballots Available in Town Clerk's Office

By: Rich Hosford

Can’t make it to the polls on November 4 but want to participate in this year’s state election? 


The Burlington Town Clerk’s office has absentee ballots for those who will be out of town, can’t get to the polls due to a physical disability or have a religious commitment on election day. 


Absentee ballots are available in the clerk’s office and will be mailed to those who have applied. Voters may apply and vote in the office. The deadline to apply is 12 p.m. on November 3rd. 


A notice from Town Clerk Amy Warfield stated that a written request by the voter or any family member must be received by the Town Clerk by noon the day before the election. 


“Voters may apply and vote in person at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail,” Warfield said. “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 by clicking the link on the front page. 


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.


The mailing address for the office is: Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Burlington, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803. It’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. 


The state election polls will be at Burlington High School and voting will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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