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Originally published in Compass, October 11, 2012
Absentee ballots available

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Absentee ballots are available at your town hall or office. You can call to request one be mailed to you, pick one up and take it home, fill one out in the office or request an absentee ballot mailed to you.

According to the Secretary of State, you do not need a reason to vote by absentee ballot and you can go to your town office to vote.

If you do not want to or are unable to come to the polls and want someone outside your immediate family to handle the absentee ballot for you, you must make a written request for that specific person to pick up and hand-deliver the ballot to you. Ballots cast in this way must be witnessed by a notary public, a municipal clerk, a clerk of courts, or two other witnesses.

Absentee ballots are available by request through Thursday, November 1. Be sure to check your town office’s open days and hours if you wish to vote absentee, as some offices are open only on select days.