You may apply for an absentee ballot if you will be unable to vote at the polls on election day because of:
absence from your city or town during the hours the polls are open
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Noon the day before the election
A request for an absentee ballot must include:
the name as registered
the address at which the applicant is registered to vote
the address to which the ballot is to be sent
the date the request is being made
the applicant's signature (e-mailed and faxed requests are permissable provided they contain the information aforementioned and the voter's handwritten signature)
Absentee Ballots can be applied for and voted at the office of the
Town Clerk during normal business hours. The Town Clerk's office does
not open to the public until Noon on Thursdays, otherwise it is open
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 Monday through Friday.
Application for absentee ballots can be e-mailed or faxed provided the
request includes the above information and the voter's signature.
E-mail requests may be sent to email@example.com; and faxed requests sent to (413) 259-2499.
In order for an absentee ballot to be counted it must be received in the
Town Clerk's office by a certain time and/or date depending on the
All ballots for regular or special State Primaries and regular or
special Town Elections must be mailed or delivered in time to reach the
Town Clerk's office before the polls close on election day.
Ballots for State Elections which are voted and mailed from overseas may be counted if they are received up until the tenth day following the election, provided they were mailed on or before the date of the election.
Electronic Ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election day.
Electronic Ballots are only available for military and overseas voters
and only for regular or special state primaries and elections. At this
time electronic ballots cannot be used for local town elections.