Is every eligible voter in your household registered to vote?
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August 15 is the deadline to register to vote in the next election (which is the September 4th primary). We are encouraging everyone to vote, including all students (18 years old and up) in your household.
If you have a current Massachusetts Driver’s License or State ID, you can register to vote here. Otherwise, you can print out and mail in the registration form here, or register to vote in person at Wellesley Town Hall.
If you have students who will be away during the elections, they can apply for an Absentee Ballot. August 31st is the deadline for applying for an Absentee Ballot for next election (September 4). Your students can apply for an Absentee Ballot at the same time they register to vote. Absentee Ballots also work for those who know they will be out of town on election day, are physically disabled or have religious objections to the date.
An Absentee Ballot can even be applied for by a member of the voter’s family! So, if your registered college student is already out of town, you can have an Absentee Ballot sent to him or her by completing and submitting the form here.
An Absentee Ballot will be mailed to the voter the same day the Town Clerk receives the signed request. Absentee requests may be filed at any time prior to the election, up until noon the day prior. Ballots will be mailed beginning 21 days prior to the election.
If you require the Absentee Ballot to be mailed out of Wellesley please allow sufficient time for mailing in both directions (generally allow 10 mailing days for a ballot to go out of Wellesley and be returned, domestically).
Voters may apply for an absentee ballot in person and vote at the same time, if ballots are available. Absentee Ballots cannot be hand carried out of the office. Absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk’s office on or before the close of the polls on election day (September 4), so be sure to remind your college student to complete and return them on time!