Absentee ballots are now available for all voters for the Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The offices of Mayor, Alderman At Large, Ward Alderman and School Committee Members will be on the ballots in all wards. The deadline for filing an application for an absentee ballot is Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:00 noon. A written application must be filed by all voters seeking to vote by absentee ballot. Ballots may be mailed to voters upon written request or a voter may vote by absentee ballot in the office of the City Clerk. To be eligible to vote by absentee ballot, the voter must be out of the city during the hours the polls are open, have a physical inability to get to the polls, or have a religious belief that prohibits the voter from voting on election day. For information, including an absentee ballot form to download, follow this link to the city’s website – Voting by Absentee Ballot – or call the City Clerk’s office at (781) 897-5850.