Absentee Voting 

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or the voter’s family member. Absentee ballot applications may be downloaded here; however, any written communication is acceptable provided a written signature is included. If you would like to request an absentee ballot, you may submit an application or a signed letter in person or by mail to the Town Clerk’s Office located at 20 Centre Street, Annex Building, 1st Floor, Middleborough MA 02346; by facsimile to (508) 946-2308, or by e-mail vote@middleborough.com.  If the application is being submitted by e-mail, a scanned copy of the request must be submitted.  

You may request an absentee ballot for a specific election or for all elections within a calendar year. Please note that absentee ballot applications expire at the end of each calendar year. If you are a voter with a permanent physical disability, you may file a note from your doctor to that effect with the Town Clerk’s Office. Voters with permanent physical disabilities are sent completed applications at the beginning of each year, to be signed and returned to the Town Clerk’s Office.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail will be 5:00 PM on the 4th business day before an election.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot in person at the Town Clerk’s Office is 12:00 PM on the day before the election, unless the day before the election is a holiday or a Sunday, in which case the application must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the last business day before the election. 

In order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot in Massachusetts, a voter must be prevented from voting at their polling place on Election Day, due to:

  • Absence from the voter’s city or town on Election Day
  • Physical disability
  • Religious belief

If you are voting by mail, you should be sure to submit your application in a timely manner. Please allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you and for you to return the ballot by Election Day. All ballots being mailed from inside the United States must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

 

Early Voting 

On July 6, 2020, the Governor signed new legislation - An Act Relative to Voting Options in Response to COVID-19.

Early voting for the September 1, 2020 State Primary will begin on Saturday, August 22, 2020 and continue through Friday, August 28, 2020.   Early voting for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election will begin on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020.  Absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. To be eligible to vote in the September 1, 2020 State Primary you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by Saturday, August 22, 2020 by 8:00 PM. To be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by Saturday, October 24, 2020.  To check to see if you are registered to vote you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote you may do so online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.

EARLY VOTING IN PERSON will be available for the State Primary of September 1, 2020 and the Presidential Election of November 3, 2020.  An application is not required to vote early in person.  Early voting in person will be held at the Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room. 

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STATE PRIMARY SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 EARLY VOTING IN PERSON
AUGUST 22, 2020 THROUGH AUGUST 28, 2020

LOCATION - TOWN HALL, 10 NICKERSON AVENUE
SELECTMEN’S MEETING ROOM
 

Day Date  Hours 
Saturday                    
8/22 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM     
Sunday8/239:00 AM - 1:00 PM    
Monday8/24       8:45 AM - 5:00 PM     
Tuesday8/258:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8/26 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8/27 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 
Friday 8/28 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 

                

*Please note that only 4 voters will be allowed in the Town Hall at a time during early voting in person.


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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 2020 EARLY VOTING IN PERSON
OCTOBER 17, 2020 THROUGH OCTOBER 30, 2020

LOCATION - TOWN HALL, 10 NICKERSON AVENUE
SELECTMEN’S MEETING ROOM

Day Date  Hours 
Saturday                    10/172:00 PM - 6:00 PM     
Sunday10/189:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Monday10/19       8:45 AM - 5:00 PM     
Tuesday10/208:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday10/21 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday10/22 8:45 AM -  5:00 PM 
Friday 10/23 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 
Saturday
10/242:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10/25
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Monday
10/26
8:45 AM -  5:00 PM
Tuesday
10/278:45 AM -  5:00 PM
Wednesday
10/288:45 AM -  5:00 PM
Thursday
10/298:45 AM -  5:00 PM
Friday
10/308:45 AM -  5:00 PM





Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office, 20 Centre Street, 1st Floor, Middleborough, MA 02346. You may find the application here.

Please note: Once a voter has cast an early voting ballot the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

Early voting will also be  available for biennial November State Elections.

Important Links

  1. Register to Vote Online
  2. Check Voter Registration Status
  3. Where Do I Vote?
  4. How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot