Absentee ballots now available for January 19 Election:
Request/Renew your absentee ballot application now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 21, 2009
Contact: Gerry Cuddyer
BOSTON, MA – The Board of Election Commissioners reminds all voters
that absentee ballots are now available for the Special State
Election for United States Senator, scheduled for January 19, 2010.
Since an application for an absentee ballot must be submitted by
each voter, the Board advises all residents considering the use of
an absentee ballot in January to act now, in order to allow time for
the ballot to be mailed and returned.
Given the unpredictability of January weather, voters – especially
the elderly or those with mobility problems – may want to consider
using an absentee ballot for this election. Voters who have used
absentee ballots in the past are reminded that a new application
must be filled out each calendar year.
Applications may be obtained by calling the Boston Election
Department at 617-635-3767, or through the Department’s website:
www.cityofboston.gov/elections. If a voter is unsure as to whether
or not an absentee ballot request is up-to-date, he or she should
contact the Department.
The last day to register to vote, change one’s voting address or
political party affiliation for the January 19, 2010 election, is
December 30, 2009. The Election Department, Room 241 at Boston City
Hall, will be open until 8PM that evening to accommodate prospective
registrants and those wishing to make changes. Those who wish to
register or make changes by mail should make sure that their request
is postmarked no later than December 30, 2009. Massachusetts Law
does not allow these changes to be made via e-mail.