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Going To Be Away On Election Day? Sign Up Now for an Absentee Ballot

Tewksbury Town Clerk Denise Graffeo says absentee ballots are now available at her office for the Saturday, April 2, 2022 Annual Town Election.

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must: 

• Be away from your city/town on Election Day; or 

• Have a disability that keeps you from voting at your polling place; or 

• Have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election Day 

How to Apply for a Ballot 

Absentee ballot applications must be made in writing, by either you or a family member, and be received by the Town Clerk’s Office no later than Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Applications  are available for download here, but any written request is acceptable if it has your signature on it. For absentee ballots, a member of your family may also make the request on your behalf.  

Applications can be submitted by mail, email or fax, or the voter or family member can drop an application at the clerk’s office. If you are emailing your application, you may either scan or take a photo of your signed application and email it to

Typed signatures are not acceptable. 

Download Absentee Ballot Application 

If you need an application mailed to you, you may contact the Town Clerk’s Office by phone at 978-640-4355 or email at Alternatively, you may write a letter requesting your ballot. Be sure to include your name, your address, the place you would like the ballot mailed and your signature. 

Voting in Person 

The final day to fill out the Absentee Ballot Application and vote at the same time at the Town Clerk’s Office is no later than Friday, April 1, 2022 at noon

Emergency Absentee Ballots 

If you are admitted to a healthcare facility within one week of the election, you may use the absentee ballot application to designate someone of your choice to deliver a ballot to you. The person you designate to deliver your ballot will need to bring the signed application to the Town Clerk’s Office, pick up your absentee ballot, bring it to you and return it for you by the close of polls on Election Day.

Emergency ballots may be requested up until the close of polls. 

Returning Your Ballot 

Ballots may be returned by mail, in person or in the secure ballot drop box at the main entrance to Town Hall no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office, not to the precinct on Election Day.

If you need further assistance, please  call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-640-4355.

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