ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland announces that there will be Special Town Election held at Ashland High School, located on 65 East Union Street, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
The polls will be open between 8 am and 7 pm for in-person voting. Voters will be asked whether or not they approve debt exclusions for the construction of a new public safety facility (Question #1), and construction of a new Mindess School (Question #2).
To ensure everyone’s health and safety, in-person voters must adhere to COVID-19 precautions, this includes wearing a mask and social distancing.
If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to vote in the Special Town Election is Thursday, January 7.
The Town Clerk’s Office strongly encourages individuals to register to vote online. Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before January 27, 2021, are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License can register to vote online at www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr.
Ashland voters are encouraged to vote early by mail for this election. Applications are available on the election and voting webpage on the town’s website, ashlandmass.com.
Signed applications for voting by mail must be delivered to the Town Clerk by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Applications must be returned directly to the Town Clerk by emailing the application to firstname.lastname@example.org or placing the application in the election box besides the town’s payment box, outside Town Hall. Directions to complete the ballot can be found on the Town website at: https://www.ashlandmass.com/219/Elections-Voting
Additionally Special Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 to authorize expenditures for both the public safety facility and Mindess School. Town officials and the Town Moderator are working to finalizing details. Additional information will be forthcoming.