How to Vote by Mail
VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATION AND BALLOT DEADLINES
|September 14, 2021,|
|November 2, 2021,|
PLEASE Note: Vote by mail ballots cannot be returned to the polling locations on Election Day.
If you previously applied to vote by mail for the preliminary City election you do not need to reapply for the November 2 City election.
Vote by mail and absentee ballots will be mailed the week of October 12.
Vote by Mail Applications
As required by the new law, a Vote By Mail application can be submitted by any Framingham voter who had not already requested an Absentee ballot for the November 2, 2021, City Election. You may drop off the application at the City Clerk’s Office, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or place it in the secure official election ballot drop box located in the rear of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street or McAuliffe Library, 746 Water Street.
If you wish to vote by mail, you are strongly encouraged to return your application as early as possible to ensure that you will receive your ballot in time to return it before the close of polls on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Applications require the voter’s signature and a phone number in the event of any questions. The signature must be visible and signed in substantially the same manner as a handwritten signature. This includes applications signed with a mouse, stylus, or finger. Applications with typed signatures or no signatures will not be accepted.
All vote by mail applications must be received in the City Clerk’s Office, Room #105, by 5 p.m., on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
How to obtain Vote by Mail Application
HOW TO return your vote by mail ballot
Once you receive your ballot, please return it as soon as possible to ensure that it arrives in time to be counted. Ballots CANNOT be returned to the polling location on Election Day.
Residents have three options to return a completed ballot:
1) Return by Mail
A return ballot envelope that is addressed to the Town Clerk's Office is included in your vote by mail package. Place your ballot in the envelope, seal it, place the proper postage on the return envelope and drop it in the mail. Postage is NOT prepaid.
2) Return In-Person
You may return your vote by mail ballot in-person to the City Clerk's Office, 150 Concord Street, Room #105.
3) Use Official Election Ballot Drop Box
Ballots can be dropped off in the secure official election drop boxes located in the rear of the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, and at the McAuliffe Branch Library, 746 Water Street.