2020 Elections Important Dates
Town Meeting August 10. 2020
Last Day to Register (State Prim) August 22+
EARLY IN PERSON VOTING AUGUST 22ND THRU AUG 28TH – SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
Last Day to request a MAIL-IN Ballot August 26, 2020
State Primary September 1
Last Day to Register (State Election) October 14+
EARLY IN PERSON VOTING OCT 17 THRU OCT 30TH SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
State Election November 3 (PRESIDENTIAL)
- = Open until 5 + = Open until 8
2020 Elections LAW CHANGES
Vote By Mail
All voters registered by July 1, 2020, who have not already applied for a ballot by mail, will be receiving a vote by mail application from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. The deadline for these to be mailed to voters is July 15th. These applications are pre-addressed for return to the Town Clerk’s Office, postage paid and include your voter ID barcode. We ask that voters wait for these applications as the barcode will expedite processing requests and result in faster mailing of ballots.
If you register to vote or change your address after July 1, 2020 a vote by mail ballot application will be sent to you with your confirmation.
If you do not receive an application in the mail, please use this Vote by Mail Application – use Ballots@townhall.plymouth.ma.us for ballot requests sent in by email.
All applications must be signed by the voter. If you are not enrolled in a political party, please be sure to choose your ballot for the September Primary. All requests must be received by August 26, 2020 at 5 PM. Envelopes to return ballots will be postage paid or you can return your ballot by depositing in the ballot drop box at Town Hall. All ballots must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.
Absentee Ballot By Mail
If you are applying for a family or household member, a member of the military, or a U.S. Citizen residing abroad, please use the Absentee Ballot Application. If you are applying for a voter that has been admitted to a healthcare facility or ordered to quarantine within 7 days of the election, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-322-3301.
All applications must be signed. If the voter is not enrolled in a political party, please be sure to indicate the ballot choice for the September Primary. All requests must be received by August 26, 2020 at 5 PM.
Envelopes to return ballots will be postage paid or you can return your ballot by depositing in the ballot drop box at Town Hall. All ballots must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.
In Person Early Voting
In person early voting will be available at Town Hall in the Great Hall during the following dates and times:
September 1, 2020 State Primary
Saturday, August 22nd 8 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, August 23rd 8 AM – 2 PM
Monday, August 24th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, August 25th 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Wednesday, August 26th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Thursday, August 27th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday, August 28th 7:30 AM – Noon
EARLY VOTING TIMES FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION
November 3, 2020 General Election
Saturday, October 17th 8 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, October 18th 8 AM – 2 PM
Monday, October 19th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, October 20th 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 21st 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Thursday, October 22nd 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday, October 23rd 7:30 AM – Noon
Saturday, October 24th 8 AM – 2 PM
Sunday, October 25th 8 AM – 2 PM
Monday, October 26th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, October 27th 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 28th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Thursday, October 29th 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday, October 30th 7:30 AM – Noon
In Person Absentee Voting
In person absentee voting will be available once ballots are received and continue until Noon on August 31, if the Town Hall is open to the public.
Register to Vote
To check if you are registered go here https://www.sec.state.ma.us/voterregistrationsearch/myvoterregstatus.aspx
In order to vote in any election, a citizen must have registered to vote at least twenty days before the election. Citizens may register to vote in several ways:
1. On Line at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/
2. In person at the Town Clerk’s Office (or any Clerk’s Office in the Commonwealth)
3. At the Registry of Motor Vehicles or several other state agencies
4. By mail, using an official state form.
To obtain a form by mail, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-747-1620 X169. The voter registration form must be postmarked on or before the deadline date to be eligible for the next election.
Please note that if you will be 18 on or before Election Day but after the registration deadline, you can register before the deadline.
Once registered, a voter can maintain active voting status simply by completing the annual town census. If a voter moves, it is necessary to re register.