April 7, 2020 Annual Town Election Contingency Plan, voter registration deadline and absentee balloting information
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chelmsford, MA, March 16, 2020: Chelmsford Town Clerk Patricia Dzuris is informing the public that given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Contingency Plan will be in effect for the April 7, 2020 local election.
All precincts will be voting in the gym at the Town Offices, 50 Billerica Road instead of their usual polling location.
The Town Clerk encourages anyone that is physically unable to come to the polls on Election Day to request an absentee ballot by mail.
Requests for absentee ballots must be in writing and include your name, address and a signature. Absentee ballot requests can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please allow enough time for your ballot to be mailed out and returned before the close of polls on Election Day. An absentee ballot application can be found at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf
Absentee ballots for the April 7 Annual Town Election are now available.
The deadline to register to vote for the local election is Wednesday, March 18, at 8pm.
Register online here https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/
Since the Town Offices are closed to the public during this health crisis, the Clerk’s Office will offer curbside service for those that do not have access to the internet or email. It is recommended that you call in advance by dialing 978-250-5200 x 1
“Chelmsford residents who are US Citizens, are at least eighteen, or who will turn 18 on or before Election Day, are eligible to register to vote” Dzuris stated.
FOR THIS ELECTION ONLY: On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. Voters from all Precincts will vote at the gym in the Town Offices at 50 Billerica Road. PLEASE Park in the back of the building off of Chelmsford Street for easiest access to the polling location
“If a voter’s census year is not up to date, that voter will appear on the ‘Inactive List’ and will need to complete paperwork and show identification before voting. Voters are strongly encouraged to either contact the Clerk’s Office, or visit the Secretary of State website to determine their status.” Dzuris stated.
For more information, the Clerk can be reached at 978.250.5200 x 1.