Early voting in person will be available for the Sept. 6, 2022 State Primary. An application is not required to vote early in person — just show up and vote!
Period: August 27 to September 2
Location: Town Hall, 1009 Main St.
Open days & hours:
Saturday 8/27, noon – 6:00 p.m.
Monday 8/29, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8/30, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8/31, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9/1, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9/2, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
What to know before you go: If you wish to verify your voter registration status or have any questions, please phone the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-640-4355 or check out these helpful links.
Campaigns should note that signage rules apply during early in person and absentee voting. The Board of Selectmen adopted policy #35.01. which prohibits “electioneering” (the display or distribution of material intended to influence the actions of voters) at or within 150 feet of the entrance of polling places at an election of federal, state or local officers. In keeping with the requirements of Chapter 54, Section 65 of the General Laws of Massachusetts, during the period designated for in-person absentee voting and the State’s Early Voting Period no signs or attempts to influence voters in any manner will be allowed within 150 feet of the Tewksbury Town Hall or any other location where Early Voting or in-person Absentee Voting is taking place.
Early Voting (by mail or in person) FAQs:
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? If your vote by mail ballot has not been received back to the Town Clerk’s Office, YES — you may still appear to vote in person at the polls on Election Day. 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
If a vote by mail ballot has already been received back by the Town Clerk’s Office, NO — 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 vote early in person can I appear to vote in person 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 cast? Notice of advance removal and depositing of early voted ballots: In accordance with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Regulations 47.12 and under the provision of section 10 (h) of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2022, the Town of Tewksbury will be opening and/or depositing Early Voted Ballots at Town Hall, 1009 Main Street at the following sessions for the State Primary Election:
Tuesday, August 30 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 1 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Advanced processing dates for the State Election will be announced at a later date.