Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Early voting ends Friday, Nov 4

Over Franklin 2700 voters cast their ballots last week, you can visit the Town Clerk's office to cast yours before Friday.

"There are a few days left for registered voters wishing to skip the Election Day trip to the polls to get early ballots cast. 
Early voting, which started for the first time in Massachusetts on Oct. 24, is ending on Nov. 4. Voters must have been registered by Oct. 19. 
Early voting can be done in person or by mail. Note that applications for early ballots must be submitted by noon on Nov. 4 and mailed ballots must be received back by the closing of the polls on Nov. 8. Voters may find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.
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New to Massachusetts - all registered voters may cast early ballots in biennial state elections beginning with the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election.

When? October 24th - Nov 4th

Where? Town Hall – Clerk’s Office

Early Voting Dates and Times:

  • Monday Oct 24, 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Tuesday Oct 25, 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday Oct 26, 8 AM – 7 PM
  • Thursday Oct 27, 8 AM – 7 PM
  • Friday Oct 28, 8 AM – 1 PM
  • Saturday Oct 29, 8 AM – 1 PM
  • Monday Oct 31, 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Tuesday Nov 1, 8 AM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday Nov 2, 8 AM – 7 PM
  • Thursday Nov 3, 8 AM – 7 PM
  • Friday Nov 4, 8 AM – 1 PM

(During the normal office hours, all Town Clerk business can be conducted. During the extended hours, voting is the only service supported.

What is the difference between absentee voting and early voting?

  • Absentee ballots are for those who will be out of town on the day of the election and can not make it to the polling place 
  • Early voting is open to all registered voters but must be done at the early voting location (Town Clerk's office) 
  • Absentee ballots can be applied for and sent in via mail. Early voting needs to be done in person
  • Early voting ends on Nov 4th. Absentee ballots are accepted up until noon before the election  day

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