Press release from the City of Framingham. Published as received.
FRAMINGHAM – City Clerk Lisa A. Ferguson is pleased to announce that all registered voters in Framingham will be able to choose how they would like to cast their ballot for the November 3, 2020 State/Presidential Elections.
On July 6, 2020, Governor Baker signed into Law, Chapter 115 of the Acts of 2020 – an Act relative to voting options in response to COVID-19. The provisions of this Act will ensure that voters can exercise their civic right to vote in an accessible, safe, and secure manner. Voters may choose to cast their ballots by mail or to safely vote in person during early voting or on Election Day.
Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of vote by mail, early voting in person, or vote at the polls on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered.
A new Official Election Drop Box is now located in North Framingham at the McAuliffe Library, 746 Water Street.
Residents can still utilize the drop box in the rear of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street. Parking spaces have been reserved for voters near the drop box.
Applications or election ballots can be placed in either box 24/7. Both boxes are monitored by 24-hour video surveillance.
REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE
If you are not able to register online or download an application, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 508-532-5521, and one will be mailed to you.
Option #2 – Early Voting In Person (Location – Memorial Building, Nevins Hall, 150 Concord Street)
Early voting for the November 3, 2020, Presidential Election will ONLY take place at Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA.
Early voting WILL NOT take place at the McAuliffe Branch Library due to limited available spacing and the inability to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
Option #3 – Voting on Election Day In Person
The Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The polls are open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Voters will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in the polling location. View more information about voting on Election Day in person here.
Option #4 – Absentee Voting
Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they will be absent from Framingham on Election Day (Military, U.S. Citizens living overseas), have a physical disability that prevents one from voting at the polling location, or cannot vote at the polls due to a religious belief.