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Belmont Town Clerk to the rescue: Q&A for voters

Posted by Evan Allen  September 26, 2012 05:25 PM

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Got questions about voting? Belmont Town Clerk Ellen O'Brien Cushman can answer them. Cushman sent out the following frequently asked questions for Belmont voters. They have been edited.

Am I registered to vote in the November 6th Presidential Election?

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. to the Town Clerk. We’ll be open late to accept your registrations, changes and forms.

You can check the current voter list on-line to see if you’re registered at your current address by clicking here. If you’re not already registered or need to change your address, you can download forms to complete, sign and mail in. Any change requires a voter’s original signature.

Where do I vote on Election Day?

There are eight voting precincts at seven locations throughout town. This page shows an alphabetical listing of the streets and assigned precincts as well as a map of each precinct and address for each voting location.

I received a postcard saying I'm an inactive voter. What should I do?

If you’ve received a postcard from the Town Clerk/Board of Registrars indicating that you’re considered an inactive voter and haven’t yet returned it, it’s not too late. Please complete and sign the return postcard or complete a census or visit the Town Clerk’s office to avoid having to complete an affirmation and present your identification at the check-in table on Election Day.

How does absentee voting work?

If you’ll be unable to get to your polling place on November 6th, click here and you’ll find downloadable forms for absentee ballots or just write us a letter and sign it to request the absentee ballot. Approximately three weeks before the election, in-office absentee voting will be offered at the Town Clerk’s office, Ground Floor of Town Hall at 455 Concord Avenue. Watch the web page or phone us to confirm dates and hours.

What if I have more questions?

Direct your questions to townclerk@belmont-ma.gov or 617-993-2600.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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