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ELECTION RESULTS:

                          

2017

2018

   
2016
2015

November 8, 2016 - State Election

April 2, 2016 - Annual Town Election

March 1, 2016-Presidential Primary

September 8, 2016 - State Primary

 

 April 4, 2015 - Annual Town Election

2014

2013

November 4, 2014 - State Election

September 9, 2014 - State Primary

June 14, 2014 - Special Town Election

April 5, 2014 - Annual Town Election

 

June 25 2013 Special State Election

April 30 2013 Annual Town Election

April 30 2013 Special State Primary

2012

2011

November 6, 2012 State Election

September 6 2012 State Primary Election

April 7, 2012 Annual Town Election

March 6, 2012 Presidential Primary Election

 

September 20, 2011 Special State Election

August 23, 2011 Special State Primary

April 2, 2011 Annual Town Election

2010

2009

April 3, 2010 Election
January 19, 2010 Special Election

 

 

 April 4, 2009 Election

2008

2007

September 16, 2008 Primary
April 5, 2008 Town Election
February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary

 

 September 29, 2007 Recall Election
June 2, 2007 Override Election

 

**2018 ANTICIPATED ELECTION DATES**

 

ELECTION

DATE OF ELECTION

DEADLINE TO REGISTER

Annual Town Election

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

State Primary

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

        State Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE STATE ELECTION-NOVEMBER 6, 2018

STATE ELECTION-TUESDAY- NOVEMBER 6, 2018 WARRANT

SPECIMEN BALLOT-STATE ELECTION-TUESDAY-NOVEMBER 6, 2018

To confirm you are registered to vote and to find information on how to register 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.  All you need is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online.  

 

TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH –
PRESS RELEASE FOR EARLY VOTING

Early voting for the November 6, 2018 State Election will begin on October 22, 2018 and continue through November 2, 2018.  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 November 6th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 17, 2018. 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 may be done in person or by mail.  In the Town of Middleborough, early voting may be done in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, Annex Building, 20 Centre Street, Middleborough, MA during the following dates and times:  October 22nd to November 2nd, Monday through Friday from 8:45AM to 5:00PM.

For public convenience, the Town of Middleborough has also decided to offer the following extended weekend hours:  Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 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 on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.

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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is early voting?

 

Early voting is a process by which a registered voter may vote prior to a scheduled biennial state election. Voters may vote early by mail or in-person and the ballot will be cast on Election Day.

 

When will the early voting period begin and end?

 

Early voting period for the State Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6th will begin on Monday, October 22nd and end on Friday, November 2nd

 

Who is eligible to vote early?

 

All registered Massachusetts voters who registered on or before the deadline to register to vote for the November 6, 2018, State Election.  Town of Middleborough registered voters may only vote early in the Town of Middleborough. No reason required.

 

When is the deadline to register to vote for the State Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018?

 

The deadline to register to vote and/or change party enrollment for the

November 6, 2018 election is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by 8 p.m.

 

Where do I vote early?

 

All eligible voters may vote in-person at the designated Early Voting site in the Annex Building, 20 Centre Street on the 1st floor in Middleborough or by mail. Voters are not assigned a polling location.

 

 When are the early voting deadlines?

 

Early voting IN PERSON ends on Friday, November 2nd at 5 p.m.

 

Last day and hour to submit an application for a MAILED early voting ballot is Friday, November 2nd before 12 p.m.

 

Last day and hour to deliver an Early voted ballot to the Town Clerk’s Office is 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

 

How do I obtain an early voting ballot?

 

You may obtain an early voting ballot by mail or in person. Voters voting by mail must complete an application or provide a request in writing.

 

Voters voting in person do not need to complete an application. A voter may request a ballot at the early voting location by providing their name and address. Early voting ballots may not be removed from an early voting location.

 

How do I return my early voting ballot?

 

If voting in person the voter will return the sealed affidavit envelope containing his/her early voting ballot to the election official.

 

If voting by mail the voter may return it by mail to the Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office in the envelope provided or the voter may deliver the ballot in person to the Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office, 20 Centre Street.

 

Is early voting available for all elections?

 

Early voting will be available for biennial state elections only. Early voting is not available for primaries, special elections or local elections.

 

If I vote early for the November 6th State Election will I automatically receive an early voting ballot for future elections?

 

No. Voters must request an early voting ballot for every election for which early voting applies.

 

May I pick up an early voting ballot for a family member or friend?

 

No. The family or friend must come in person to the Town Clerk’s Office or request to have the ballot mailed to them.

 

I requested an early voting ballot but did not receive it, what should I do?

 

If you requested an early voting ballot but did not receive it, please call our office at 508-946-2415

 

If I vote early can I also vote at the polls on Election Day?

 

No. Your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, in person or at the polls on Election Day.

 

Is absentee voting still available?

 

Yes.  If you are qualified to vote by absentee ballot you may still do so. 

To apply for an absentee ballot you must be:

 

A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to:

                                       ABSENTEE VOTING      
Absentee voting is permitted prior to each Election until Noon the 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:

PLEASE NOTE: Early voting will be only be available for biennial November STATE ELECTIONS.


REGISTER TO VOTE
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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN
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Voting Equipment

The Town of Middleborough purchased new voting equipment which we began using at the Presidential Primary Election on March 1, 2016.  The new machines are referred to as ImageCast Precinct Tabulators which capture an image of each ballot as it is processed and records the votes for each office.  Voters are now required to fill in an oval next to the candidate of their choice.  The ImageCast Precinct Tabulators have LCD screens which display messages to alert the voter as to whether a ballot has been accepted or if there is an error reading the ballot.  Our vendor, LHS Associates, was onsite for the entire election day at the Presidential Primary.  Also, mandatory training of all election officers and testing of the new voting equipment has been conducted. Voting Equipment Video Demonstration

Voter Registration

You may register to vote in Massachusetts provided you are a United States citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, will be 18 years of age on or before the next election and you are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.  Voter registration in Middleborough has never been easier than it is today!    

*For more information on registering to vote in Massachusetts, click on the following link for the Elections Division.

Registration Deadlines
In order to vote you must be registered:

Political Parties and Political Designations

When you register to vote, you may choose to enroll in a political party or political designation or may choose to remained “Unenrolled,” which is commonly referred to as “independent.” 

Choosing to Enroll in a Political Party:  There are three political parties in Massachusetts: 

If you enroll in any of these three political parties you may only vote in that party’s primary.  Enrollment in a political party does not affect your right to vote in a general election.  In a general election, all voters receive the same ballot and vote for the candidate of their choice regardless of party enrollment.

Choosing No Enrollment in a Political Party:  If you do not wish to enroll in a party, check the box next to “No Party (Unenrolled)” on the voter registration form.  If you do not enroll in a party, you may still vote in state and presidential primaries by choosing a party ballot and will remain Unenrolled. 

Choosing to Enroll in a Political Designation:  In addition to the three political parties, there are certain legal political designations in which you may enroll.  If you enroll in any political designation you may vote in the state or presidential primary of your choice.

Change Party Enrollment or Political Designation:  Once you make an enrollment choice, you may change your enrollment status by notifying your election official in writing at least twenty (20) days before a primary or election.

Please refer to the following link for further information regarding Political Parties/Political Designations from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Election Division page: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepar/paridx.htm

Polling Locations/Hours

The Town of Middleborough has four (4) polling locations:

 

The polling hours for State Elections/Primaries:                            7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The polling hours for Presidential Elections:                                  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The polling hours for regularly scheduled Annual Town Elections:   8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Election Results

The Town Clerk's Office publishes records of all Elections Results for the Town of Middleborough on our Town website (see above).

 

Running for Public Office and Campaign Finance Forms

Any person who is a Middleborough resident and a registered voter may obtain nomination papers for the April Annual Town Election ballot from the Town Clerk's Office. Nomination papers and election calendars are available each January 1st.. Candidates running for town-wide office require the signatures of 50 voters. Candidates for municipal office may download the forms for:

Election Information

The Town Clerk is the Chief Election Official and is authorized by state law to administer elections and elections-related functions. In addition to the Town Clerk, the Town of Middleborough has three Registrars of Voters who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, each serving a three-year term. The Registrars of Voters must always represent each of the two leading political parties. The daily administration of elections processes is managed by the Town Clerk.


Secretary of the Commonwealth's Election Information Page.

Secretary of the Commonwealth's Historical Election Data Page

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office with any additional questions at (508) 946-2415 or clerkweb@middleborough.com