The deadline for Andover residents to register to vote in the Sept. 6 Massachusetts primary election Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. You can register to vote online or by visiting the Town Clerk’s office.

Vote By Mail

All Massachusetts voters have the option of casting their ballots by mail. The Massachusetts Secretary of State sent applications earlier this month to all registered voters to apply for mail-in voting, and acting Andover Town Clerk Patrick Lawlor is asking residents to return them as soon as possible. The Aug. 29 deadline gives the Town Clerk’s office a short turnaround time to get the mail-in ballots out before the Sept. 6 Massachusetts primary.

Residents can choose to vote by mail in the primary, general election, or both. If you did not receive the mailing from the Secretary of State, you can download an application on the town’s Website. You can track your application and ballot status here.

Once you receive and complete your mail-in ballot, you can:

  1. Place Ballots in the Secure Town Offices Drop-Box: The drop-box in the circular driveway of the Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street can accept ballots 24/7 and until 8:00 PM on election day.   
  2. Return In Person at the Town Clerk’s Office: Ballots can be dropped off in the Town Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of the Town Offices, during the business hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  3. Return By Mail: please note that the United States Postal Service delivery services can range from 3-11 days. It is recommended voters mail their ballots with ample time before Election Day, or drop off your ballot to the drop box or Town Clerk’s Office. 

Early Voting

Early voting will take place at Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, Aug. 27: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 28: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 29: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 1: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 2: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Voting On Election Day

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the following locations:

  • Andover High School (80 Shawsheen Road): Precincts 2, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Cormier Youth Center (40 Whittier Court): Precincts 1, 3
  • Wood Hill Middle School (11 Cross Street Precincts): 4, 4A, 5, 6

To find your voting precinct visit: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/WhereDoIVote. Visit www.andoverma.gov/elections for the most up-to-date information on the election.

What’s On The Ballot

The state primary will determine party nominees for the general election in races for the following offices:

  • Representative in Congress
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • State Auditor
  • Governor’s Council
  • State Senator – 2nd Essex
  • State Representative – 17th Essex, 18th Essex
  • District Attorney
  • Sheriff 

Photo: “Day 27 – I Voted!” by ktpupp is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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