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Early Voting in Person


                   FALL 2020 ELECTIONS VOTER OPTIONS GUIDE

On July 6th the Governor signed new legislation - An Act relative to voting options in response to COVID.

                                       Early Voting in person will be available for the fall 2020 elections.                                                                                 An application is not required to vote early in person...just show up and vote!

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STATE PRIMARY ELECTION -  EARLY VOTING IN PERSON 
                                          August 22nd - 28th
TOWN HALL – 136 Elm Street – Colleen Corona Room *

Day  Date   Hours 
                   Saturday                      8/22        9:00 AM - 1:00 PM     
 Sunday  8/23      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    
 Monday         8/24              8:30 AM - 7:30 PM     
 Tuesday  8/25  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 Wednesday   8/26   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 Thursday   8/27     8:30 AM -  4:30 PM 
 Friday    8/28       8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
                 







*Please note that only 5 voters will be allowed in the Town Hall at a time during early voting in person.

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION -  EARLY VOTING IN PERSON                                                                        October  17th - 30th    
(Week Days) - TOWN HALL – 136 Elm Street – Colleen Corona Room *
Weekends - TBA

Day Date  Times  Location 
Saturday       10/17            9:00 AM - 1:00 PM               TBA
Sunday       10/18       9:00 AM - 1:00 PM            TBA
Monday        10/19       8:30 AM - 7:30 PM       Town Hall *   
Tuesday        10/20       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Town Hall *
Wednesday        10/21       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Town Hall *
Thursday        10/22       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Town Hall *
Friday        10/23       8:30 AM - 12:30 PM      Town Hall *
Saturday       10/24       9:00 AM - 1:00 PM              TBA
Sunday        10/25       9:00 AM - 1:00 PM              TBA
Monday        10/26       8:30 AM - 7:30 PM  Town Hall *
Tuesday        10/27       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Town Hall *
Wednesday       10/28       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Town Hall *
Thursday       10/29       8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Town Hall *
Friday       10/30       8:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Town Hall *
        
*Please note that only 5 voters will be allowed in the Town Hall at a time during early voting in person.



*Please note that only 5 voters will be allowed in the Town Hall at a time during early voting in person.
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO VOTE

 

Educated voters will reduce the amount of time necessary in the voting booths and reduce lines and crowding while voting.  

Unenrolled / Independent voters will need to choose which primary ballot type they want to vote on).  Voters who are registered in a particular party (Democrat, Republican, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian) MUST take that party ballot type - verify your party enrollment or change your party enrollment 

View sample ballots at  https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/town_clerk1/sample_ballots_.php

 

What to Bring or Know when voting early in person:

 

  • Wear a Face Covering
  • Bring a Pen – Blue or Black ink sharpie or Paper Mate Flair (if you don’t want to borrow one)
  • Bring a Clip Board or Book to mark your ballot on (if you don’t want to use a Voting Booth)
  • Bring an ID – in some cases voters will be required to show an ID. 
  • Don’t touch your face while at the polling location
  • Maintain Social Distancing – keep 6’ away from anyone not from your household

EARLY VOTING (by Mail or In peson)  FAQ:

If I applied for a vote by mail ballot can I appear to vote in person at an early voting site or at the polls on Election Day?

If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Town Clerk’s Office – YES, you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day.  These voters will be required to complete additional paperwork and will need to show an ID.  Should your mail in ballot be received after you voted early in person or at the polls on Election Day that ballot will be rejected and will not be counted

If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Town Clerk’s Office – NO.  A    returned vote by mail ballot is considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, early in person or in person at the polls on Election Day.

If I vote early in person can I appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day?

NO - If you appeared to vote early in person your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, or in person at the polls on Election Day.  Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.

When & how is an early voter's ballot cast?

All vote by mail and early voting in person ballots will be opened and inserted into a tabulator before election day or fed through the tabulators at the polls on election day.  These ballots will be kept secured, locked, and unexamined until the polls are closed on Election Day.    

More information on how Easton intends to process these ballots will be available after the Secretary of State provides regulations on processing ballots before Election day.

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Electioneering During Early Voting in Person
The Select Board adopted policy #92 with the following regulation for the period designated for in-person absentee voting and the State’s Early Voting Period:

No poster, card, handbill, placard, picture or circular intended to influence the action of the voter, other than those expressly authorized by G.L. c. 54, § 65, shall be posted, exhibited, circulated or distributed in the Town Clerk’s office, in the building where the Town Clerk’s office is located, on the walls thereof, on the premises on which the Town offices at 136 Elm Street stand within one hundred and fifty feet (150’) of the building entrance door to said Town offices