Please read here for information about voter registration, mail-in voting, and Election Day for the March 28th Annual Town Election.
Voters will have two options for casting a ballot. Voters may, based on eligibility under state law, vote in one of the following ways:
- In-Person on Election Day (March 28th) at a polling location
- By Mail - Voters can track their mail-in ballot.
Note that there is no in-person Early Voting for this election.
What’s on the Ballot?
The Town of Andover will hold an election for the following offices:
- Town Moderator
- Select Board Member
- School Committee Member
- Punchard Free School Trustees (two seats)
Voter Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register to vote in the March 28th Annual Town Election is Saturday, March 18th, 2023.
The Board of Registrars of Voters will hold extended hours on Saturday, March 18th from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover for the purpose of registering new voters and for change of party enrollment.
Residents may also register online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. All residents need to apply online is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, subject to the March 18th deadline. Additionally, mail-in voter registration forms or change of party forms must be postmarked by the March 18th deadline.
Voters can check their voter registration status on the Secretary of State’s web site at www.sec.state.ma.us or by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8230.
In-Person Voting on Election Day
Polling hours are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
- Precincts 1 and 3 will vote at the Youth Center on Whittier Court.
- Precincts 4, 4A, 5 and 6 will vote at the Wood Hill Middle School.
- Precincts 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will vote at the Andover High School Richard J. Collins Field House on Shawsheen Road.
Residents can search their precinct by visiting: www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/
Any registered voter can vote Early by mail without the kind of justification needed for absentee voting. Please note that, if you submitted a mail-in ballot application in 2022, you need to request those ballots again.
To vote Early by mail, voters need to (1) request a ballot by submitting an application, (2) receive the ballot from the Town Clerk’s Office, and (3) return the completed ballot to the Town Clerk’s Office.
Mail-in ballot applications are available here, and at the Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the Town Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in the secure box located outside the Town Offices along 36 Bartlet Street, or mailed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.
The last day and hour to submit a mail-in Early Voting ballot application is 5:00 PM on March 21st.
After receiving completed applications, the Town Clerk’s Office will mail voters an Early Voting ballot with a pre-paid postage return envelope. Then, voters should return their completed ballots by mailing them to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street or by dropping them into the Town’s secure drop box located at 36 Bartlet Street.
Mail-in Early Voting ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on March 28th (Election Day). Voters cannot directly submit their ballots to polling locations on Election Day.
Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.
Absentee voting is different from Early Voting in important ways. Absentee voting is available to qualified absentee voters for any election.
Casting your votes on Election Day
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Early Voting is available for certain, but not all, elections. It can be completed in-person or through the mail.
Review current and previous election results.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) protects the voting rights for Uniformed Services members and members of the US merchant marine, their families and all US citizens residing outside of the United States. In Massachusetts these voters are called Specially Qualified Voters.
A voter who is permanently disabled need not submit a request for an absentee ballot at every election.
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Information on running for public office
In addition to registered voters, certain specially qualified voters may vote by absentee ballot. A specially qualified voter is a person who is a Massachusetts citizen, living outside of the United States, who is at least eighteen years old and whose last residence in the United States was Massachusetts.
Visit the Secretary of State's website for information about voter registration status.
In the event that the Town Clerk cannot find the name of a voter requesting an absentee ballot, the voter must be sent a Provisional Ballot with a letter explaining the reason for the Provisional Ballot.
You may register to vote online via the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s online registration portal. Please be aware the voter registration deadlines still apply.