On June 22, 2022, an election reform measure titled “The VOTES Act” was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker. That means that, effective immediately, early voting by mail must be available for all elections. The Secretary of the Commonwealth has mailed vote-by-mail applications to most registered voters in the state by now for the upcoming Sept. 6 Primary and Nov. 8 State Election, but you may also download an application from the town website.
Besides making vote by mail permanent, the VOTES act expands early in-person voting options and access to the ballot for eligible incarcerated citizens and implements a number of technical measures designed to increase electoral security and integrity.
There are three ways to return vote-by-mail ballots:
1. Drop ballots off in the drop box at the Main Entrance of Town Hall, 24/7 until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
2. In person at the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3. By mail. The address is Town Clerk’s Office, 1009 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. However, please note that US Postal delivery services are not consistent and can range from 3 to 11 days. We recommend voters return their ballots in person or in the drop box outside of the town offices by 8 p.m. on Election Day to ensure they arrive in time to count.
You may also track the status of your application and ballot online.
The drop box is conveniently located at the main entrance to Town Hall, at the rear of the building. The drop-box will be available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and will be monitored by a security camera. Town residents can drop ballots off until 8 p.m. on Election Day.