Tewksbury VOTE BY MAIL INFORMATION SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 STATE PRIMARY

All registered voters qualify to vote by mail in the Fall 2020 elections. Application post cards have been mailed to ALL registered voters, at their mailing address, who have not already applied to receive a vote by mail.
APPLY EARLY – to allow ample time for processing your application and for the postal services to deliver your ballot to you. If you are concerned about applying too early – please note that voters can hold on to their ballot and return it during the week prior to the election. Voters who receive a vote by mail ballot but do not return it prior to election day may appear to vote in person on election day to cast a ballot. Any voter that has returned a vote by mail ballot (or voted early in person) cannot vote on Election Day.
Applications can be returned by Mail (postage is pre-paid on the post card application mailed to you), placed in the drop box outside of Town Hall (1009 Main St) or scanned and emailed
to townclerk@tewksbury-ma.gov
TRACK YOUR APPLICATION AND BALLOT
Voters who have applied for a vote by mail ballot may use this link to track the status of their application as well as their ballot status (mailed/received back). Please note that we anticipate a large volume of applications (there are over 23,500 voters in Tewksbury) and request
you allow at least 2 weeks before checking the status of your application and allow a minimum of 10 days to receive your ballot from the status date of mailing. Please DO NOT contact the Clerk’s Office to check on your status until the recommended amount of time listed above has passed. Inquiries should be sent to townclerk@tewksbury-ma.gov
RETURN OF VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS
Mailed Ballots include a postage pre-paid return ballot envelope that is addressed to the Town Clerk’s Office. You may return your ballot by mail (please see deadlines below) or hand deliver your ballot by placing it in the drop box outside of the Town Offices (deadline is close of polls on Election Day). Ballots CANNOT be returned to the polling location on Election Day – they must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office for processing before they are delivered by Town Clerk’s staff to the polls to be cast on Election Day. Voters who receive a vote by mail ballot but do not return it prior to Election Day may appear to vote in person and cast a ballot on Election Day. Any voter that has returned a vote by mail ballot (or voted early in person) is not permitted to appear to vote in person on Election Day.
DEADLINE FOR BALLOTS TO BE RETURNED AND COUNTED
Primary Election – All ballots must be received at Town Hall by 8 PM on September 1st Please note that US Postal delivery services are not consistent and can range from 3 to 11 days. We recommend voters return their ballots in the drop box outside of the town offices by 8 PM on Election Day to ensure it arrives back to us in time to count.

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