Stay Safe. Stay Home. Vote by Mail.
Staying home or avoiding your polling location as a precautionary measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19 is a valid use of mail-in/absentee voting. Follow these steps to obtain your ballot and vote in your upcoming election:
Print a copy of the 2020 Special State Election Early Ballot Application here. If you do not have a printer, you may request an absentee ballot by writing a letter and mailing it to your clerk’s office (addresses below). Be sure to include your name and mailing address, the election(s) for which you are requesting a ballot, and your signature. You can also take a picture of the letter and email it to your town clerk (emails below).
Fill out and sign the application. Use a dark blue or black pen if you have one. The Secretary of State’s office requires the application to be printed and signed in ink.
Take a picture of your application with your phone. Make sure your hand-written signature is visible and the form is legible. You can also scan the completed application with your printer if that is easier.
Email the picture or scan of the application to your town clerk (emails listed below). You must send the application as an attachment. You can also mail or hand-deliver the application to your town hall or fax the application to your town clerk (addresses and fax numbers below).
Once you receive your official ballot, fill it out and vote!
Mail your ballot by noon on May 30th to ensure your ballot is received on or before election day (addresses below). All mail-in ballots must be back at your city or town hall by the close of polls on the day of the election, May 19th – a postmark is not sufficient. Absentee ballots may be mailed or hand-delivered by a family member. Please be sure to allow enough time for the mailing of your application and your ballot.
Town Clerk Contact Information
TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
7 KEADY WAY
SHIRLEY, MA 01464
Phone: 978-425-2600 x 1