Voter Registration Deadline for State Primary is Friday

Head down to the Town Clerk's office to register to vote and/or to pick up an absentee ballot.

The Burlington Town Clerk's office would like to remind residents of upcoming town election-related deadlines.

Voter Registration deadline: Friday Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. Residents can register to vote at the Town Clerk's office in the . Note, in past election cycles the clerk's office has been open to 8 p.m. but Town Clerk Amy Warfield informed Patch that the Secretary of the Commonwealth changed the deadline to 5 p.m.

Absentee ballots: Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Clerk's office and will be mailed to those who have applied. Voters may apply and vote in person at the office.

Eligibility:  Voters unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the town during the hours the polls are open, physical disability or religious belief.

Applications:  A written request by the voter or any family member must be received by the Town Clerk by noon the day before the election.  Voters may apply and vote in person at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail.  If the ballot is to be mailed, apply far enough in advance so that the ballot can be mailed and returned by the close of the poll.  Applications are also available at www.burlington.org/clerk click the Voter Information link.

Hospitalized voters: Must have been admitted after noon of the 5th day before the election.  Must apply themselves and designate in writing who may hand carry the ballot to them.  Applications can be made anytime, however, the ballot must be returned by the close of the poll.


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