Absentee Ballots Available for Annual Town Election
To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must:
- Be away from your city/town on Election Day; or
- Have a disability that keeps you from voting at your polling place; or
- Have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election Day
A request for an Absentee Ballot by Mail must be done in writing, by either you or a family member, and received by the Town Clerk’s Office no later than Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM.
A ballot will be sent to the address listed on your request. When returning your voted ballot, you can either mail or hand-carry it back to the Clerk’s Office.
Requesting to vote in person:
The final day to fill out the Absentee Ballot Application and vote at the same time at the Town Clerk’s Office is no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12 Noon.
Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the Clerk’s office. You may request an official “Absentee Ballot Application” from our office, or use any other form of written communication with an original signature. Downloadable Absentee Ballot applications are also available online at the State Elections Division Website:
Please include your name, voting address, and the address you would like the ballot mailed to if different from the voting address. Absentee ballots must be delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office, not to the precinct on Election Day. If you need further assistance, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-640-4355.
Currently, no-excuse voting by mail has been extended by the state law only for elections held until March 31, 2021. No-excuse voting by mail is a type of early voting, and it is available for all elections held on or before March 31. The Town Clerk will update Tewksbury voters with any further information in the event that the Legislature acts to extend no-excuse voting by mail past March 31.