Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot Info

ABSENTEE/EARLY VOTING BY MAIL

 

What is the difference between an Absentee Ballot and an Early Vote by Mail Ballot?

All voters qualify for an Early Vote by Mail Ballot for the 2021 City Elections. 

Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if the voter:

  • Will be absent from their city or town on Election Day
  • Has a physical disability that prevents voting at the polling location
  • Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs


How do I apply for an Early Vote by Mail Ballot?

An application must be completed in order for an Early Vote by Mail ballot to be mailed to you. 

The application can be found by clicking here:

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2021-Vote-by-Mail-Application.pdf

The completed, signed application can be returned to us in person, by mailing it to our office or by scanning and emailing the completed application to: Elections@cityofattleboro.us.


How do I apply for an Absentee Ballot?

An application must be completed in order for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed to you. 

The application can be found on our website by clicking here:

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/english-absentee-ballot-application.pdf

The completed, signed application can be returned to us in person, by mailing it to our office or by scanning and emailing the completed application to: Elections@cityofattleboro.us.


How long will it take me to receive my ballot?

Ballots are typically available for mailing 2-3 weeks prior to the election. Ballots can only be mailed. We are not permitted to allow ballots to be picked up.

Please apply early to allow ample time for the processing of your application and for the postal services to deliver your ballot to you.


How should I return my completed Early Vote by Mail or Absentee ballot?

The process is the same for both ballot types. Ballots can NOT by returned to the polling location on Election Day. They must be returned to the Elections Office for processing and then will be delivered by the Elections Office staff to the polls on Election Day.

  • Ballots can be returned by mailing it to:

                     Attleboro Elections Office

                     77 Park Street

                     Attleboro, MA 02703

  • Ballots can be hand delivered to the Elections Office.
  • Ballots can be dropped in the secure ballot box location at City Hall.

All Absentee or Early Vote by Mail Ballots must be received before the close of Polls on Election Day to be counted.

 

What is the deadline to apply for an Early Vote by Mail Ballot?

Absentee ballots to be mailed and Early Vote by Mail ballots must be requested in writing at least four business days before Election Day.

 

What is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot?

Absentee ballots to be mailed and early Vote by Mail ballots must be requested in writing at least four business days before Election Day.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person is 12:00 noon on the day before the election.

 

If I applied for a Vote by Mail ballot, can I appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day?

If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Election Office - YES, you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day.

If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Elections Office - NO, a returned vote by mail ballot is considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote in person at the polls on election day.