Early Voting Schedule for November 3

THERE IS STILL TIME TO EARLY VOTE IN PERSON!!
ballot box
EARLY VOTING IS LOCATED AT          
COUNCIL ON AGING
115 WOOD STREET
 
EARLY VOTING HOURS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17              10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18                   10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19                    8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20                  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21           8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22              8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23                      8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24             10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25                   10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26                   8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27                  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28          8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29              8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30                     8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!
Save Time. Avoid Aggravation.

Know these 4 things BEFORE going to the polls:

1. Are you a registered voter?

The deadline to register to vote in the State election is Saturday, October 24 at 8:00 pm.  Voter Registration forms are available outside in the elevator lobby area and can be dropped off in the Drop Box until 8:00 pm on the 24th.      Or register to vote on line at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ not later than 8 pm on October 24.

2. Is your voter status "active"?

Voters must return their signed street list census form annually to the Town Clerks office to maintain an active voter status.  Inactive voters are still eligible to vote but will be required to complete additional forms and show an ID at the polls in order to vote.  To avoid having to complete additional paperwork at the polls, voters who appear as inactive can change their status to active by calling the Town Clerks Office to sign a census form in person up until October 24. Changes to the voting lists cannot be made after the deadline of October 24th.

3. Where do I vote?

The Town of Somerset has 1 polling locations and 5 precincts.  All voters vote at:

SOMERSET BERKLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT DINING HALL ENTRANCE EXCEPT NOVEMBER 3, 2020 - REPORT TO GYMNASIUM
625 COUNTY STREET
 
4. What is my voting Precinct?

The polling location is divided into precincts and voters will appear on the voting list only in the precinct in which their street is part of.  Voters are strongly encouraged to already know which precinct they will be voting in before entering the polling location.  If you are unsure of your precinct, please check with the Election Office OR visit the on line voter registration system at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/

Before consolidation of the polling locations, if you formerly voted at:
The Water Department you are in Precinct 1
Chace Street School you are in Precinct 2
Somerset Public Library you are in Precinct 3
Somerset Middle School you are in Precinct 4
Wilbur School you are in Precinct 5
 
5. What will I be voting on?
Voters are encouraged to educate themselves on the many races and questions that will appear on their ballot PRIOR to arriving at the polls.  By visiting the State Elections Division website:  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/         You will have the option to view your ballot and check your registration status, find your precinct, and track your ballot.  
 
6.  When are Early and Absentee Ballots Counted?
All ballots are tabulated on ELECTION DAY whether you have voted Early in person or by mail.  The only exception is ballots received AFTER election day via the US Mail and postmarked not later than November 3 will be counted in the Election Office on a date and time certain but not later than November 16.  All ballots received by mail or voted in person at early voting are securely locked in the Election Office and delivered to the Polling Location on Election Day by the Police Officers.
 

Educated voters will reduce the amount of time necessary in the voting booths and reduce lines and crowding on Election Day.  Please abide by social distancing guidelines and recommendations.

Attached below is a printable Early Voting Schedule, a Specimen Ballot for review, a voter registration form, and a Vote by Mail application.  Please use the drop box pictured above for ALL voting materials including voted ballots.