Medfield residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races on Nov. 6 have five weeks left until the Massachusetts voter registration deadline of Oct. 17.
To see if you are already registered to vote, click here.
A press release by Medfield Town Clerk Carol Mayer says that, even if you have been registered to vote for several years, many things can impact your registration status such as a move, name change, or even if your local street list form was not received at town hall.
If there is an issue with your registration, it could take some time to resolve it so Mayer encourages voters to confirm their registration status as soon as possible.
Typically, the Medfield Town Clerk’s office in the Town House is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residents can also download a mail-in voter registration form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Once that form is completed and signed, it must be mailed to the Medfield Town Clerk’s Office, 459 Main Street, and postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17 for you to be eligible to vote.
Massachusetts also allows voters to vote by absentee ballot, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, if they:
- Will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, and/or
- Have a physical disability that prevents them from voting at the polling
- Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, Monday, Nov. 5, although it is recommended to submit the application as soon as possible.
If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.