Voting Information

 

With new legislation surrounding voting, new polling places and new ways to vote we offer this as a helpful resource in voting and making your vote count.  Click on links below for more information on:

 
Registering to Vote​

  • The last day to register to vote for the September 1st, State Primary is August 22, 2020.

 

  • How to register:

    • Online: Register online at the Massachusetts Secretary website with a Massachusetts drivers license or ID number.

    • In Person: Complete the form and return it to Town Hall at 525 Washington Street in the Elections and Payment Drop box (across the driveway from the bell)

    • By Mail: Mail-in registration forms are widely available. See Post Office, school offices, library, or online.

    • At the Registry of Motor Vehicles: Keep your motor voter receipt until you receive confirmation from the Town Clerks Office. If you do not receive any confirmation please contact Town Clerk’s Office to verify your voting status.

    • Online Fillable Form: Complete online fillable registration form, print and mail to:

      • 525 Washington StreetWellesley, MA 02482

Mail-in Ballot Applications

  • With respect to the September 1st election, applications for a mail-in ballot will be sent by July 15 to every voter who was registered by July 1. These applications should have been received by now.  Make sure you select "all 2020 elections" to receive a ballot for the Special election for Board of Selectmen.

  • If you cannot locate the application for a mail-in-ballot, Click here for the request, complete it (check "all 2020 elections" to get a local special election ballot) and either:

    • email a picture to: Elections@wellesleyma.gov,

    • drop at the  Elections & Payment Drop Box outside of Town Hall (across from the bell), or

    • Mail the application to the town clerk:

      •      Office of the Town Clerk
             Wellesley Town Hall
             525 Washington Street
             Wellesley, MA 02482

  • Voters can request which language they would like for their mailed ballot.​​​​​

  • Please note that the State mailing of applications has a DO NOT FORWARD designation.  Therefore, if you would like a ballot mailed to your vacation home address you will need to print out a request, sign it and email or mail it to the Town Clerk, and request that ballots be mailed to your vacation home.

  • Ballot requests must be received at Town Hall by August 26. That is a very tight deadline so PLEASE apply for ballots early. 

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Mail-in Ballot Receipt and Voting by Mail (or drop box)

  • Official ballots will be mailed, to all those who submitted a ballot application, around three weeks prior to each election.

  • Voters can track the status of their ballots through the website for the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

  • The State is paying for the ballot return postage on State elections.  But not for the local election - BOS special election ballot.  The BOS ballot return will cost one 55¢ stamp or a forever stamp. (State ballot mailing instructions were included with some local ballots in error).

  • Ballots may also be dropped off at the Elections and Payment Drop Box outside of Town Hall (across from the bell). ​​

  • Please remember to sign your ballot; unsigned ballots will not be counted.

  • A new larger ballot drop box has been installed at Town Hall by the Department of Public Works to accommodate the high number of completed ballots. 

  • This weekend ONLY, completed ballots also may be dropped off at the Tolles Parsons Center during early voting times.

  • To be counted, Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to Town Hall no later than September 1st at 8:00 pm.  Vote-by-Mail ballots may not be returned to in-person polling locations.

  • Voters who apply for, but do not receive a ballot, or who receive a ballot but do not return it can still vote in person.

 
In-Person Early Voting

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  • In-person early voting for all precincts will be at the Tolles Parsons Senior Center, 500 Washington Street, Wellesley.  Masks are required for all residents voting in person and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. Hours as follows:​

    • ​Saturday - Sunday, August 22-23 - 9am - 1pm

    • Monday - Thursday, August 24-27 - 8am-4.30pm

    • Friday, August 28 - 8am - noon

 
​​​​​Voting on Election Day

Election day polling hours are 7am - 8pm

 

ALL School Based Polling Locations are MOVING for the 2020 Elections!

The Board of Selectmen voted on August 4, 2020 to locate the polling locations at non-school sites. The locations and links to Town of Wellesley files with further information about each site are below.

  • Precincts A (Bates), B (Sprague) and C (Upham) are moving to the Municipal Light Plant at 4 Municipal Way.

  • Precincts D (Schofield) and E (Fiske) are moving to the Warren Building at 90 Washington Street.

There are NO CHANGES at the other precincts:

  • Precinct G will vote at the Wellesley Free Library at 530 Washington Street.

  • Precinct H will vote at the Tolles Parsons Center - Council on Aging at 500 Washington Street.

Campaign Team

Stacy Braatz - Co-chair

Wendy Paul - Co-chair
Matthew McKay

Christine Mizzi

Phyllis Theermann

Todd Himstead - Treasurer

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