State Primary Two Weeks Off – What You Should Know

Voters will go to the poles Sept. 4 and Town Clerk Carla Vitale wanted to share information about everything from absentee ballots to parking.

The polling places are:

Precinct 1 – Winthrop Middle/High School, 400 Main St.

Precinct 2 – Arthur T. Cummings School at 40 Hermon St.

Precinct 3 – Winthrop Middle/High School, 400 Main St.

Precinct 4 – O’Connell Hall on Golden Drive

Precinct 5 – Arthur T. Cummings School at 40 Hermon St.

Precinct 6 – Winthrop Middle/High School, 400 Main St.

The State Primary Election will be held the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, Sept. 4, Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Pay attention to posted signs regarding parking around the Winthrop Middle/High School and around the Arthur T. Cummings School.

Other important points about the election include:

Do you want to know where you should go on election day to cast a ballot?

Visit http://www.sec.stat.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx.

Do you want to know who will be on the ballot? Visit our office, or see warrants posted in 18 locations all over Town beginning Aug. 27, or go to:

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele18/state_primary_candidates18.htm.

Do you need an Absentee Ballot? You can visit us in office beginning July 30 or you can go to:

http://www.sesc.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsesntee/absidx.htm.

Do you want to know about election day procedures? Go to:

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/legalsum.htm.

The Winthrop Town Clerk’s office is committed to best practice procedures to ensure residents have a safe, easy and quick voting experience. If you would like to join our election administration team, please email [email protected] for a coy of our training manual, list of training dates and other information. Please call our office with any questions!

Voters who are unable to vote on election-day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or travel may vote by absentee ballot. If you will be absent from Winthrop for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the year the application is filed.

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the town clerk or downloaded a form the town clerk’s web page at www.town.winthrop.ma.us then click Departments and Town Clerk. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail. The voter, or a “family member” (father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandparent, grandchild, a spouse or person residing in the same household, in-laws, adopting parent or adopted child, stepparent or stepchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew), may submit an application. All absentee ballot applications must be signed by the voter or a family member under the penalty of perjury before an absentee ballot will be made available.

A voter who is admitted to a health care facility after noon of the fifth day before an election may apply for a ballot up until the close of the polls and may request to have the ballot delivered. Absentee ballots generally are available three weeks before an election.

Please do not hesitate to call the Town Clerk’s office at 617-846-1742 with questions.

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