Early voting starts Oct. 17

Oct 14, 2020

Early voting in the November presidential election begins on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Dartmouth.

Much like in the Sept. 1 primary, those who wish to vote early in person will be able to cast their ballots at Town Hall room 103 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 30.

Face masks are required. Volunteer poll workers will be wearing PPE and sanitizing surfaces and booths after every visitor.

Early mail-in ballots can also be mailed to Town Hall or dropped in the large silver dropbox in the front parking lot at Town Hall any time.

Once an early voting ballot has been cast, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

More than 441 people came to Town Hall to vote early in person in the Sept. 1 primary, while more than 5,400 mail-in ballots were cast. 

According to Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes, the primary election ran smoothly due to many town employees across different departments pulling together to process the multitude of ballots. 

Oct. 24 is the last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the election. Registration sessions are held 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

The deadline to submit a vote by mail or absentee ballot application for the upcoming election is Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.

To check to see if you are registered to vote or to find information on registering, residents may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.

For more information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at (508) 910-1800 during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.