Election Information

2020 Anticipated Election Dates

ELECTION
DAY OF ELECTION
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Presidential Primary
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Annual Town Election
POSTPONED APRIL 4, 2020 -
NEW DATE IS JUNE 20, 2020
POLLING HOURS 10 AM TO 4 PM
EXTENDED LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020
State Primary
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Presidential Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Voting by Mail

On July 6, 2020 the Governor signed off on House Bill No. 4820 An Act Relative to Voting Options in Response to COVID-19.  The new law passed allows all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail in any 2020 election, with no excuse needed.

As required by the new law, a Vote by Mail application will be mailed to every person who was registered to vote by July 1, 2020 and who had not already requested an absentee ballot for the State Primary or for all elections this year. A second mailing will be sent out in September to all voters who have not already applied for a Vote by Mail ballot for the November election. The applications are pre-addressed to the Town Clerk’s Office and no postage will be required.

Vote by Mail applications must be delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 4 (four) business days before the election. For a State Primary ballot, your application must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office no later than Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by 5:00 pm. For a State Election ballot, your application must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office no later than Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Vote by Mail applications are available for download and may also be requested by contacting the Elections Division.

You may find more information on voting by mail on the State Elections Division Voting by Mail FAQs page.

Applications for absentee ballots are available to be downloaded and printed, but you may also request an absentee ballot by writing a letter the Town Clerk’s Office, if you do not have access to a printer. Be sure to include your name and address, the election(s) for which you are requesting a ballot, and your signature. If you need the ballot mailed somewhere other than your home, be sure to provide that address.

Completed absentee and early ballot applications must be submitted Town Clerk’s Office, 20 Centre Street, Middleborough, MA 02346. Applications may be mailed, hand-delivered to Town Hall drop box at 10 Nickerson Avenue (Town Hall parking lot drop box), faxed to (508) 946-2308, or emailed to vote@middleborough.com. If you are emailing your application, you must be able to send an image of the application as an attachment, either by scanning it or by taking a picture of it. A hand-written signature must be visible.

All mail-in ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on the day of the election – a postmark is not sufficient. Absentee ballots may be mailed or hand-delivered by a family member. Please be sure to allow enough time for the mailing of your application and your ballot.


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NOTICE REGARDING NOMINATION PAPERS FOR STATE ELECTIONS 

Nomination papers for offices on the September and November ballots requiring certification by the Town of Middleborough will be accepted via mail c/o Town Clerk’s Office, 20 Centre Street or in the Town drop box located in the Town Hall parking lot at 10 Nickerson Avenue.  Please be certain to include the name and contact information for the filer and a self-addressed envelope for nomination papers to be returned.

Polling Locations

The Town of Middleborough has 4 polling locations:

Precinct 1

Oak Point Club House
202 Oak Point Drive
Middleborough, MA 02346

Precincts 2, 4, 6

Middleborough High School Gymnasium
71 E Grove Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Precinct 3

South Middleborough Fire Station
566 Wareham Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Precinct 5

Council on Aging
558 Plymouth Street
Middleborough, MA 02346

Polling Hours

  • The polling hours for State Elections / Primaries: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The polling hours for Presidential Elections: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The polling hours for June 20, 2020 Annual Town Election will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to health crisis.

Chief Election Official

The Town Clerk is the Chief Election Official and is authorized by state law to administer elections and elections-related functions. In addition to the Town Clerk, the Town of Middleborough has three Registrars of Voters who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, each serving a three-year term. The Registrars of Voters must always represent each of the two leading political parties. The daily administration of elections processes is managed by the Town Clerk.

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