You have received the post card from the USPS regarding “vote by mail” recommending you start the process early. If you wish to vote by mail, you are strongly encouraged to return your application as early as possible, to make sure that you will receive your ballot in time to return it and have it be counted.
Secretary of State Galvin’s office is required to send a second round of applications for the general election by Sept. 14 to all registered voters who haven’t already requested a mail-in ballot.
The Town Clerk will have ballots for November 3 as scheduled by the Secretary of State, by October 9. Mailing ballots out will begin on Tuesday, October 13.
Ballots may be returned by mail, in person, or dropped in the secure gray box outside the entrance to the town offices.
You may vote early, in person, on Saturday or Sunday, October 17, 18 or 24, 25. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday hours are 3 to 5 p.m. The last early voting session in Blandford is Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. All early voting will be at the town offices.
You may also vote in person during the regular Town Clerk office hours on Monday, October 19 or 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
If you’ve already mailed back your ballot and it was accepted by the election office, it’s too late to vote in person.
However, if you didn’t mail back your ballot or it hasn’t been received yet, you should be able to vote in person.
For a November 3 Election ballot, either Vote by Mail or Absentee, your application must reach the town clerk’s office no later than October 28.
Please be aware that it may take as long as five days for a ballot to reach you by mail, so do plan ahead.
If you are not already a registered voter in Blandford, The deadline to register to vote for the November 3 election is Saturday, October 24 at the town clerk’s office, 2-4 and 7-8 p.m.
The November 3 election is at the town offices from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Safety precautions will be in place; masks are requested and can be provided; hand sanitizer, distanced voting spaces which will be sanitized after every use, and Plexiglas shields where necessary.
Vote by Mail applications are available for download here.