Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Please Vote!

    Voting has been a cornerstone of our democracy throughout the history of our nation, and the ability to make choices about those who will represent us is not only a fundamental element of our legacy as Americans, it's also critical to our future . While this year has presented some challenges, we must not let our election system be disrupted. That's why the legislature and the Baker administration have worked to enact special measures to maximize the opportunity for everyone to vote, and why municipal clerks, officials and poll workers are working across the state to ensure that we have a fair, open and effective process to cast our votes and that we can depend on the integrity of that process. 

    I encourage you to vote today, if you have not already done so, in the following ways :

      1.If you have requested and received a mail-in ballot and not yet returned it, please do so today. Mailed ballots must be POSTMARKED by today to be counted or can be delivered to your local polling location until 8 pm. 

      2. You can also vote in person at your designated polling place, which will remain open until 8 pm. Special measures are in place at polling locations to protect public health, and it's important that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

     You can find your designated polling location, and other voting information, at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx, and you can reach the office of the Elections Division of the Secretary of State at 1-800-462-VOTE or elections@sec.state.ma.us.

      Please be sure to vote if you haven't already done so, and thank you for giving our democracy the strength that comes from your participation!