STATE PRIMARY ELECTION
VOTING ON ELECTION DAY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW / BRING:
Do NOT go to the POLLS if you are sick or have been exposed leading up to Election Day
Call (on Election Day) 508-230-0530 for voting options from home
• Wear a Face Covering
• Bring a Pen – Blue or Black ink – sharpie or Paper Mate Flair recommended (machines will not read red /
highlighters; Pencil / crayons cause issues with tabulator breakdowns)
• 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. That ID can be anything (license, a bill,
email) but the voter name and address must match how you are registered.
• Don’t touch your face while at the polling location
• Maintain Social Distancing – keep 6’ away from anyone not from your household
• Keep your ballot dry and free from hand sanitizers - Do not use hand sanitizer while handling your ballot
and be sure your voting booth is dry as it will cause issues tabulator breakdowns
Our commitment to keep voters safe:
• Voting Booths will be cleaned throughout the day
• Unused / sanitized pens will be provided to those who need one
• Hand sanitizer will be provided at the exit
View the Polling location map to view changes that have been made to promote social distancing, including entrances/exits.
SAVE TIME & AGGRAVATION - KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
1. Am I a registered voter & what is my party enrollment?
The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the State Primary Election is Saturday, August 22nd. You may register to vote or change your party enrollment online at: www.registertovotema.com
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
2. Is my voter status "active"?Per state law, voters must return their signed street list census forms annually to the Town Clerk’s office to maintain an active voter status. Inactive voters are still eligible to vote but will be required to complete additional forms and show an ID at the polls in order to vote. Voters who appear as inactive can change their status to active by emailing a completed census form to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, June 22nd to avoid the longer check in process at the polls. Check you voter status online
3. What is my voting Precinct?
Voters are strongly encouraged to know what precinct they will be voting in before arriving at the polls. A greeter who will be managing the lines and providing entrance authorization to maximize social distancing within the polls will have the ability to look up your precinct – but this will likely slow down lines at the polls. Check your precinct online at www.easton.ma.us/whatsmyprecinct.pdf
4. What will I be voting on?
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