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Town Clerk Releases Burlington Election 1-2-3 Quick Guide

The Massachusetts State Primary will be held on September 6 and Town Clerk Amy Warfield has shared her Burlington Election 1-2-3 Quick Guide to inform residents of the different ways of voting. 

1) The first way is by mail. You can mail back your Vote by Mail card or application that you received in the mail but you need to get that in by August 29th for a ballot to be mailed out to you in time for the election.

Fill it out completely including what party ballots you want to vote on.  If you don’t pick a party you will not be able to get a ballot.

2) The second way to cast a ballot is to vote early. If you want to come in person ahead of Election Day, you can do Early In Person voting from August 27 until September 2nd. The town will again be doing Early Voting at the Grand View Farm, 55 Center Street.  Here are the hours that the polls will be open:

  • Saturday, August 27th – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29th – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30th – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31st – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 1st – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 2nd – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3) Finally, if you prefer and are a traditionalist, you can come on Election Day, September 6 to the Burlington High School and vote in person. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day.

“Whatever option you choose, please know that your ballot is secured and will be counted,” Warfield wrote. “If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please call the Office at 781-270-1660 or email us at vote@burlington.org.”

The 2022 Massachusetts State Primary includes statewide races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor. There are also district wide Congressional, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Commissioner and Registry of Deeds races along with races for State Representatives and State Senators. Click Here to see both the Democratic and Republican ballots.  

Locally, Burlington residents will vote in a contested election on the Democratic side for the 21st Middlesex State Rep. seat between incumbent Ken Gordon  (D-Bedford) and challenger Timmy Sullivan (D-Burlington) and a contested District 3 Governor’s Council race between incumbent Marilyn Petitto Devaney (D-Watertown) and challenger Mara Dolan (D-Concord).

At the State Election on November 8, there will also be a ballot question strictly for Burlington asking whether voters would like the town to enroll in the Community Preservation Act (CPA). 

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