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Elections

2022 Vote by Mail Application

  • Last day to submit for the September 6th State Primary is August 29, 2022
  • Last day to submit for the November 8th General Election is November 1, 2022
  • The application must be in the Town Clerk’s office no later than 5 PM to be eligible to receive your ballot by mail. It’s highly recommended to submit the application at your earliest convenience to avoid delays in the US postal system.
  • For Vote by Mail Application, click here.
  • Applications can be submitted by:
    • Mail: Town Clerk, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA. 01908
    • Email: ddunfee@nahant.org. Please note: If you’re emailing your application, you need to sign it in a way that can be compared to your hand-written signature. Electronic signatures, scanned applications, and photos of applications are acceptable. Typed signatures cannot be accepted.
    • Fax: (781) 593-0340

Dates for In-Person Early Voting: September 6th State Primary

  • Early Voting is available to Massachusetts registered voters for state primaries, presidential primaries and state elections. Early voting is not available for local elections.
  • No application or mailing necessary…just show up and vote!
    • Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Monday, August 29, 2022 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Friday, September 2, 2022 9:00 AM – NOON
  • All early voting will take place in Town Hall.
  • Once your ballot has been accepted by your local election office, you can’t take your ballot back or vote on Election Day.
  • If you’re applying for a primary ballot, and you are not registered in a party, you must indicate which party’s ballot you want to receive. If you don’t provide a party on your application, you will not receive a primary ballot.
  • For additional information on Vote by Mail, please click below to be directed to the State Election page: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm.

Early Voting FAQs

If I vote early in person can I appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day?

  • YES – If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Town Clerk’s Office, you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day or at an early voting site. These voters will be required to complete additional paperwork and will need to show an ID. Should your mail in ballot be received after you voted early in person or at the polls on Election Day that ballot will be rejected and will not be counted.
  • NO – If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Town Clerk’s Office. A returned vote by mail ballot is considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, early in person or in person at the polls on Election Day.

If I applied for a vote by mail ballot, can I appear to vote in person at an early voting site or at the polls on Election Day?

NO – If you appeared to vote early in person your ballot will be considered cast and you will not be eligible to vote by mail, or in person at the polls on Election Day. Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.

When & how is an early voter’s ballot (by mail or in person) cast?

All vote by mail and early voting in person ballots will be opened and inserted into a tabulator at the polls on election day. Until Election Day, the unopened ballots are stored and kept secured. Voting in Person at the Polls after submitting an early ballot is prohibited as outlined in 950 CMR 4 7.19.

Early Voting Hours 2022

The Town Clerk acts as the town’s Chief Election Official, recorder, officer, registrar of vital statistics, public records officer and licensing officer.

Election Results 2022

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