Town Clerk Stresses Importance of Filling Out, Returning Voter Confirmation Cards
Jun 25, 2014 06:36PM
● By Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Temporary Town Hall (Pike House)
The Following information was submitted by Tewksbury Town Clerk Denise Graffeo.
The Town Clerk’s Office will soon be mailing “Voter Confirmation” postcards to all registered voters who have either not returned their Annual Town Census form or who were noted on their census form to have moved from the Town.
This mailing is required by law to give those persons another opportunity to respond or to verify and correct their current address and status.
All voters who receive this “Voter Confirmation Mailing” will have automatically been changed from an “Active” to an “Inactive” voter status. If still residing in Tewksbury, signing and returning the card will re-instate the voter to an “Active” status.
If the card is not returned, when checking-in at the next election, the voter will be required to sign an “Affirmation of Continuous Residence”, and identification will be required at that time. If there are changes to the voter’s address, the appropriate block should be marked and the card must be signed by the voter and returned for this office to update the voter’s address and status.
Confirmation postcards should be returned as soon as possible in order to update each voter to their correct status prior to the upcoming Tuesday, September 9th State Primary. Return postage is provided on the cards.
Additionally, I would like to inform you of a new option we’ve recently added to the Town Clerk page of our website. The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office has designed this functionality as a tool to provide Massachusetts voters the ability to search for and verify their current voter status.
If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 640-4355.