Voting information for Nov. 3
Election Day is Nov. 3.
Aside from the presidential election race between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, Massachusetts voters will be deciding between incumbent US Senator Ed Markey or Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor for Markey’s senate seat.
Voters will also choose between incumbent US Representative Bill Keating and Republican challenger Helen Brady for Keating’s house seat in the state’s ninth congressional district.
In the Massachusetts state legislature for Dartmouth’s district, Democratic incumbents Christopher Markey and Mark Montigny will be running unopposed for their seats in the house and the senate, respectively.
Two questions on proposed legislation will also appear on the 2020 ballot in Massachusetts.
Question 1 would require automakers to release telematic data for any vehicle sold in the state starting from model year 2022, while Question 2 would establish a ranked choice voting system for future federal and state elections.
You can vote in the election in three ways.
By mail/dropbox: In late summer, the state mailed applications for mail-in ballots to all registered voters.
To request a mail-in or absentee ballot, contact the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 910-1800. All requests must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.
In completing the ballot, make sure to carefully follow directions, returning the ballot in two provided envelopes and signing as directed. Drop in the mail or in the silver drop box in the parking lot in front of Town Hall. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3, and received by the Town Clerk by 5 p.m. on November 6 to be counted.
Early in person: Early voting will take place from Saturday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 30 at Room 103 in Town Hall, 400 Slocum Road. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Face masks are required and cannot promote a candidate. Volunteer poll workers will be wearing PPE and sanitizing surfaces and booths after every visitor.
In person on Nov. 3: On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at your local polling place, which is the same as for the Sept. 1 primary.
Precinct 1 is at the North Branch Library, 211 Cross Road; Precinct 2 at Smith Mills Church, 11 Anderson Way; Precincts 3 and 4 are at the Dartmouth Bible Church, 52 Morton Ave.; Precinct 5 is at Town Hall, 400 Slocum Road; Precincts 6 and 9 are at the senior center, 628 Dartmouth St.; Precinct 7 is at DYAA’s Crapo Field, 225 Russells Mills Road; Precinct 8 is at the Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth St.
Masks are required. Those unsure of their precinct can find out at sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx.
To register to vote: Massachusetts offers online voter registration at sec.state.ma.us/OVR. Or visit the Town Clerk’s office at 400 Slocum Road. The deadline to register or to change party enrollment is Oct. 24. Registration sessions are held 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
To find out if your ballot has been received: Go to www.trackmyballotMA.com. If your ballot has not been received, you are eligible to vote in person. If you do vote in person, any previously mailed vote will not be counted.
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.