In response to the State of Emergency and concerns about COVID-19 and its implications on election administration, the Governor signed a law authorizing the Board of Selectmen to vote to postpone the local election which was scheduled for May 12, 2020. A copy of the law may be viewed here.
At its meeting on April 13, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted to reschedule the Annual Town Election to June 16, 2020 and Annual Town Meeting to June 23, 2020.
Any incumbent official whose term would have expired on May 12, 2020 will remain in their position until the election is held, and a successor is elected and sworn in.
New voter registration deadline will be Friday June 5, 2020 at 8:00pm
The law provides two alternatives to voting in person on election day:
First, the law allows any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 to vote by absentee ballot. Applications for an absentee ballot must be received by the Town Clerk by noon the day before the election. An absentee ballot application is available here. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.
Second, the law provides for early voting by mail. Applications for early voting ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by noon the day before the election. Any voter may obtain an early voting ballot. An early voting application is available here. Early voting ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.