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How, When & Where to Vote
In order to vote in Boxborough, you must be registered to vote in Boxborough. For information, visit our Voter Registration Information page. The voter registration deadline for the May 16th election is May 5th.
The polls are open in Boxborough on election day (May 16, 2023) from 7 am to 8 pm. The polls are located at:
Boxborough Town Hall
29 Middle Road
Boxborough, MA 01719
There is no early voting for the May 16, 2023 Town Election.
Vote by Mail / Absentee Voting
For the May 16th Town Election, you can apply for a mail-in ballot through May 9th (applications must be received by the Town Clerk by 5 pm). Ballots will be mailed to you and must be returned inside the signed inner envelope and returned by mail, dropped off at the Town Clerk's office or ballot drop box, received by 8 pm on election night. Applications can be found here. You may also vote in person Absentee at Town Hall through May 15th at noon.
Voting in Person on Election Day
We will be using Poll Pads for Early Voting and on Election Day. Tell the poll worker your name and your address and you will be given a ballot.
In a primary election, voters who are registered in a political party may only obtain a ballot for that party. If you are an Unenrolled voter (commonly referred to as an independent voter), you may request the ballot of any party participating in the primary election. You will not become registered in a political party because of your participation in a primary.
Casting Your Ballot
Once you receive a ballot, you cast your votes in the privacy of the voting booth. Mark your ballot by darkening the oval next to the name of your choice. You may vote for the candidates named on the ballot or, if you prefer, write-in the name of a candidate in the space provided on the ballot. If you mismark your ballot, you must return it to the poll worker to have it marked as spoiled so that you may receive a new ballot. You are limited to 3 ballots.
If you are disabled and need assistance, you may use the Automark Voter Assist Terminal, or you may be accompanied by someone who can provide assistance, or you may request a poll worker to provide you with confidential, nonpartisan help.
When you have finished voting, you must proceed to the check-out table and again state your name and address. After you have checked out, you deposit your ballot in the ballot box which tabulates the votes.
New Accessible Vote by Mail Portal
If you qualify as unable to vote in person because you cannot mark a paper ballot or you reside overseas (UOCAVA voters), you may request a ballot via the Secretary of State's website: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/voting-information/voters-with-disabilities.htm or here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/languages/vote-by-mail-applications.htm
What to Do if Your Name Is Not on the Voters List
If your name does not appear on the list of active voters, the Election Warden will check to see if you are on the Inactive Voter list. You will be asked to show ID and complete some paperwork before getting a ballot. If your name does not appear on any list, and you feel an error was made and that you should be on the list, you may request a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot allows you to cast your vote. The Board of Registrars will review each of the provisional ballots individually to determine which should be counted.
State law prohibits the display of political paraphernalia within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling location. Signs, stickers, and even lapel buttons are not permitted within this restricted zone.