Post- Election Ballot Count in Marlborough
DOWNTOWN MARLBOROUGH- The City Clerk's office officially counted all ballots from the 2020 presidential election on November 11. This year, state law said if a ballot was posted mark by November 3 and received by the clerk's office by 5 p.m. November 6, it counts. Marlborough received 32 mail-in ballots after Election Day.
In some states across the country, mail-in voting caused mayor delays in election results. Vice President Joe Biden wasn't even projected at the winner until four days after the election. But here in Marlborough, the city reported no problems with mail-in voting. City Clerk, Steven Kerrigan, called the city's mail-in process safe and secure.
Once a mail-in ballot is received, the envelope signature is reviewed. Then, the ballot is checked against the city's voter list and the state voter to ensure a voter cannot vote twice. Only one mail-in ballot received in Marlborough came back to voter who ended up voting in person. That ballot was then rejected.
All election results must be submitted to the state by November 18.