If you or a family member can’t make it to the polls on June 25th, you can still vote by absentee ballot. You can pick up an application for the ballot (and a grande latte to go) this Wednesday, May 29th from 4-7 at Starbucks.
This is not for early voting. Massachusetts only allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:
- will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
- have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or
- cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
Starbucks is located at the Crossings, 154 Turnpike Road. Members of the Southborough Democratic Town Committee will be there to hand out applications out to the public. They will also have the Application for Absentee Ballot by a Family Member on hand.
A family member can request an absentee ballot for someone who will be unable to vote at the polls on election day. This includes a spouse or some person residing at the same household, including sons and daughters (including those away at college), in-laws, father, mother, sister, brother, adopting parent or adopted child, stepparent or stepchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent or grandchild.
Once you have an application, you can submit it by mail or directly to the Town Clerk’s office (where you can also pick up one in person). To be counted, your completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day.
For more information on the process, or to directly download an application, you can check the state’s election and voting page here.