ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland will host its Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the Ashland High School, beginning at 7 p.m.
The Annual Town Election will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
These dates result from the Select Board’s decision on April 1, 2020 to postpone the annual meeting and election originally scheduled for May 6 and May 19 respectively.
Early Voting by mail is available to all registered voters in Ashland for this Town Election only, and does not apply for Town Meeting.
Due to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we all abide to social distancing practices, early voting by mail is the easiest and the safest way to vote. It is strongly encouraged that all voters take advantage of this opportunity.
Voting in person remains an option at the Ashland High School on Wednesday, June 24, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The last day to register to vote in the Annual Town Meeting is Wednesday, May 27.
The last day to register to vote in the Annual Town Election is Friday, June 12.
Voting early or by absentee ballot requires an application. Please note that there are no provisions in the law to allow us to accept an electronic signature on an absentee ballot and/or early voting ballot request.
Voters can download this application from the Town Clerk’s page on the Town of Ashland’s Website.
The absentee ballot application can only be requested if a voter is prevented from voting at their polling place on Election Day, due to: absence from the voter’s city or town on Election Day, physical disability, or
religious belief. However, early ballot voting can be done for any reason and does not require any excuse.
Voters may submit signed and completed applications by faxing the application to 508-881-0145, emailing the application to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailing theapplication to: 101 Main Street, Ashland, MA 01721, or submit the application in Town
Hall’s payment drop box located at the side entrance of the Ashland Town Hall.
Once the Town Clerk’s office receives the voter’s application, a ballot will be mailed to the address provided on the application.
The ballot for the Annual Town Election cannot be returned by email.
Instead, voters must return the ballot by mail, or by using the drop box located at the side entrance of the town hall parking lot.
Ballots must be received by the Town Clerk before the polls close in order for it to be counted.
Ballots CANNOT be returned to the polling location on Election Day.
Any questions regarding the Annual Town Election and voting information contact the Town of Ashland’s Town Clerk Office at 508-881-0100 ext. 7127 or visit their page on the website, ashlandmass.com.