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September 1, 2020 State Primary
September 1, 2020 State Primary
The Massachusetts State Primary will take place on September 1, 2020. There are 3 ways to vote in this primary:
- By mail using an early voting/absentee ballot (requires an application).
- Vote early in person (August 22-August 28)
- Vote in person on Election Day. All polling locations will be open from 7:00AM-8:00PM
Information about each of these methods is provided below.
NOTICE: For those who are voting by mail, we have recently learned that due to a printer error, some voters did not receive the correct ballot. All ballots are for Natick but because Natick is split between two State Senate districts, Precincts 1 through 5 and 8 receive a different ballot than Precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10. Please check your ballot and make sure it is for your precinct. If you did not receive the correct ballot or if you are not sure of your precinct number call the Town Clerk's Office and someone will help you. (508) 647-6430 X4.
Are You Registered to Vote?
The last day to register to vote in this election is Saturday, August 22, 2020. You may vote in this election if you turn 18 years of age on or before September 1. If you will be 18 by September 1 but not by August 22, you may pre-register by August 22 and then will be able to vote on September 1.
Not sure if you are registered to vote? You may check your voter registration status here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx
You may register to vote:
- On-line using this link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/ You must have a valid MA drivers license or MA State ID to use on-line voter registration.
- Mailing in an application which may be downloaded here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf
- If you are not able to register using either of these methods please call us at (508) 647-6430 X4 and an application will be mailed out or you can make an appointment to come in and fill out a registration form.
VOTING OPTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 STATE PRIMARY
Please note this is a PRIMARY election -- You must choose a ballot style. If you are registered in a party (Democrat, Republican, Green-Rainbow or Libertarian) you must vote the ballot for that party. If you are registered as UNENROLLED you may choose a specific ballot. If you requested to vote by mail and are unenrolled and did not identify a party we can not mail out a ballot. Please call (508) 647-6430 X4 to follow up if you do not receive a ballot. There are links to sample ballots further down on this page.
VOTE BY MAIL
Voting by mail is available to all Massachusetts voters or all elections in 2020. You do not need an excuse/reason to vote by mail this year. However, you must request in writing a mail in ballot. You may use the postcard that was mailed out from the MA Secretary of the Commonweatlth's office or an application which may be downloaded at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleev/early-voting-by-mail.htm The last day to submit a request for an absentee/early ballot application is Wednesday, August 26, 2020. You may submit your request by mail, by dropping it inthe mail slot to the right of front door of Town Hall or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR APPLICATION MUST HAVE A SIGNATURE.
When you receive the ballot fill it out following the directions provided. Insert the completed ballot in the inner envelope and SIGN the envelope. If the ballot is not in the envelope and the enveloped signed we are not able to accept the ballot.
RETURNING COMPLETED BALLOTS: The white envelope that comes with your vote by mail ballot (absentee and early) is postage prepaid. You are encouraged to drop your ballot in the mail slot to the right of front door of Town Hall. The building is locked and the drop is also locked. The dropbox is being checked every hour.
Vote by mail ballots may not be accepted at your polling location on Election Day. They must be brought to Town Hall.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office has a tool which allows you to track your ballot. This allows you to check when your ballot was mailed out and when it is received in the Town Clerk's office. Please note that ballots are not recorded as "recieved" until they are scanned into the system. All ballots received will be scanned in prior to Election Day, but the current priority is to make sure that all ballots get mailed out in a timely manner. Here is the link to track your ballot: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx
The Secretary of the Commonwealth's website has a great deal of information regarding early and absentee voting. Please feel free to visit their site at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm
VOTE EARLY IN PERSON
EARLY voting will be available August 22nd - 28th. All COVID-19 procedures will be followed during early voting. All voters are requested to wear masks and to follow social distancing guidelines. The hours and locations are:
- Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd early voting will be in Town Hall (13 East Central St.) from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Monday-Friday, August 24th - 28th early voting will be at the Morse Institute Library (14 East Central St.) with the following hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM; Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM; Friday: 8:30 AM - Noon
ELECTION DAY- SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
- The polls will be on Election Day, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. All polls will follow COVID -19 procedures. Voters are requested to wear masks and follow social distancing protocols.
- Please note Precincts 1, 2 and 3 have been moved to the gym at Natick High School. (Precincts 1 and 3 voted at Brown Elementary School and Precint 2 at the Cole Center). The high school space is considerably larger are allows for improved social distancing and accessibility .
Click here to view the warrant which will include all offices on the ballot.
Accessible ballots may be viewed at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx
Sample ballots may also be viewed here
- Democratic ballot Precincts 1-5 and 8
- Democratic ballot Precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10
- Republican ballot Precincts 1-5 and 8
- Republican ballot Precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10
- Libertarian ballot Precincts 1-5 and 8
- Libertarian ballot Precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10
- Green Rainbow ballots Precincts 1-5 and 8
- Green Rainbow ballots Precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10