DOWNTOWN MARLBOROUGH- On Monday, Governor Baker signed a bill giving all voters in the state the option to vote by mail in the 2020 elections. As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, state officials wanted to provide voters a way in which they could still cast votes without visiting crowded polling centers.
By July 15th, voters should be mailed an application requesting a mail-in ballot. This application allows voters to vote by mail in both the primary and general election. To vote by mail in the primary election, voters must return the application for request to City Hall by August 26th. Voters who are unregistered or independent must also pick a party. If voting by mail in the general election in November, the request must be sent to City Hall by October 28th. Applications can be hand-delivered, mailed or faxed back to City Hall.
Marlborough City Clerk, Steven Kerrigan, assures city voters that the process of voting by mail is safe. The city is prepared to process all application requests and ballots in an organized and timely fashion. Of course, voters still have the option to cast ballots at polling sites.
To download an application to request a mail-in ballot or for more information, visit: https://www.marlborough-ma.gov/city-clerk