VOTE!

Voters in Massachusetts will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 2020 general election but you can vote in person starting at noon on Saturday, October 17th.

VOTING IN PERSON BEFORE ELECTION DAY

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Please wear a mask!
  • Observe Social Distancing

Early Voting at the Town House

  1. begins on Saturday, October 17th and continues until Friday, October 30
    • 8:30am – 4:30pm on weekdays, from October 19 – 30
    • 12:00pm – 4:00pm on weekends: Oct 17, 18 and Oct. 24 & 25

Absentee Voting in Person

  1. Please call the Town Clerk’s Office to make an appointment
  2. Deadline to apply in person for an absentee ballot is 12pm on November 2

VOTING IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY

Polls are open from 7:00am until 8:00pm

  • Precinct 1: 22 Monument Square, Town House Hearing Room
  • Precinct 2: 1276 Main Street, Harvey Wheeler Community Center
  • Precinct 3: 1276 Main Street, Harvey Wheeler Community Center
  • Precinct 4: 120 Meriam Road, Ripley School Building
  • Precinct 5: 90 Stow Street, Hunt Gym

Precinct & Ballot Information: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

Questions? Contact us! townclerk@concordma.gov | 978-318-3080

November 3, 2020 Presidential Election Reminders

Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18

Early voting in person at the Town House: 12pm – 4pm

Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23

Early voting at the Town House: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday, October 24

Early Voting at the Town House: 12pm – 4pm

Voter reg. deadline – registration session at Town House: 2pm – 4pm / 6pm – 8pm.

Online until 11:59pm: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

By mail: must be postmarked by October 24th.

Sunday, October 25

Early voting at the Town House: 12pm – 4pm

Monday, October 26

Early voting at the Town House: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 27

  • Early voting at the Town House: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • After 12:00pm, absentee ballots may be hand delivered to anyone admitted to a health facility or self-quarantining

Wednesday, October 28

  • Early voting at the Town House: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Vote by Mail/Absentee Voting by Mail application deadline: 5:00pm

Thursday, October 29

Early voting at the Town House: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday, October 30

Last Day of early voting at the Town House: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Monday, November 2

12:00pm deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person

Tuesday, November 3

  • Presidential Election: vote at polling places (see reverse); polls are open from 7:00am until 8:00pm
  • Hand delivered ballots are due to the Town Clerk’s Office by 8:00pm.
    1. DO NOT DELIVER BALLOTS TO THE POLLS
  • All mail in ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd and be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by 5:00pm on November 6th.
  • Overseas mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd and be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by 5:00pm on November 13th.

Voting by mail is safe and easy!

  • Apply for a vote by mail ballot
  • Return your ballot to the Town Clerk’s Office
  • Use our drop box located at the entrance on the left side of the Town House at 22 Monument Square.
  • Use TRACK MY BALLOT: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx on the next business day to confirm receipt of your hand delivered ballot (allow more time for mailed ballots).
  • Return your ballot early to avoid delays

In addition to the presidential and congressional races, there are several key races at the state and local level, as well as two ballot questions. Voting will be different this year thanks to rules approved to expand early and mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24. You can check your voting status on the Secretary of State’s website, where you can also find your polling place.

See guide from Concord Patch

Ballots can be returned by mail, emailed, faxed or returned by hand to the clerk’s office. They can also be returned at the drop boxes in town.

Mail-in ballots need to be postmarked by Nov. 3 and returned to the local election office no later than Nov. 6.

Early Voting

Voters have the option of early, in-person voting. Early voting runs from Oct. 17-30 but dates and times can vary by town and city. You can find the early voting location and times for your town online.

Voting on Election Day

Polls in Massachusetts are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also use the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place.

Key Races

The following are the key contested races that will be on the ballot:

President/Vice President
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) – Incumbent

U.S. Senate
Edward Markey (Democrat) – Incumbent
Kevin O’Connor (Republican)
Andre Gray (Green)
Frederick Mayock (independent)

Ballot Questions
Question 1: “Right To Repair” Vehicle Access Requirement Initiative
Yes: A yes vote would require carmakers to expand access to mechanical data for all cars sold in Massachusetts beginning with model year 2022.
No: A no vote leaves the 2013 right-to-repair law unchanged.
Question 2: Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative
Yes: A yes vote favors adopting a system gives voters the option of ranking candidates on their ballot in order of preference, as opposed to selecting just one. And if no candidate gets more than 50 percent of first-choice votes, the candidate with the least first-choice votes is eliminated, and the voters who preferred that candidate have their votes reallocated based on their second choices. Then the ballots are recounted and the process is repeated until one candidate breaks the 50 percent threshold.
No: A no vote keeps the current system in place.

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