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Town Clerk Encourages Residents to Register to Vote

The primary election is Sept. 6 and the general election is Nov. 6.

The town of Wellesley is urging residents who have not registered to vote for the upcoming elections to do so now.

According to Town Clerk Kathy Nagle:

The last day to register to vote for the Sept. 6 primary election is Aug. 17.

The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 presidential election is Oct. 17.

Residents can register at between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Teens who will be 18 on or before election day are advised to register by the deadlines to insure that they will be ready to cast their first ballot. Mail in registrations are available at www.canivote.org.

According to a June 29 e-mail from Nagle:

Absentee Ballots

If you will be away from Wellesley for any election you may apply for an absentee ballot.  Applications are available on line http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_Clerk/voterinfo  and must be mailed or delivered to the Town Clerk in time to allow mailing of ballots in both directions.  Students who will be away for the fall semester should file for a ballot as soon as you know your school address.  Ballots are typically available 3 weeks prior to each election.  Voted ballots must be returned to the Clerk and received prior to the close of the voting day. All absentee ballots received by the deadline are counted on the day of the election.

Poll Workers

A limited number of poll worker positions will be available for the fall elections.  These positions are paid.  Voters who wish to apply for a position should contact the office of the Town Clerk to inquire as to details and to fill out an application form.

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