The following are some helpful tips from the Natick Town Clerk's office on this year's election:
The 2012 state election will be held on Tuesday, November 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Commonly asked questions regarding voting in this election are posted on the town’s website at www.natickma.gov.
Absentee ballots are available now and must be received no later than noon on Monday, November 5. A voter may vote absentee if he or she will be absent from Natick on election day; if a physical disability prevents him/her from voting at the polling place; or for religious beliefs that prevent the voter from voting on election day.
A voter who will be absent may request that a ballot be mailed to them, or they may vote at the town clerk’s office during normal business hours. An absentee ballot application may be completed by the voter or a family member and are available at the town clerk’s office or by going online to http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howabs.htm.
More information on this year's ballot questions and where to vote can be found on Natick's election section of the town website.
The last day to register to vote for the state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. In accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws, the town clerk’s office will remain open until 8 p.m. that evening.
The town clerk's office is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please call (508) 647-6430 extension 4, or visit the town's website to seek answers to any other questions.
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