Graffeo says those listed as inactive voters will need additional paperwork at polls
The Town Clerk’s office recently mailed a “Voter Confirmation Notice” to all registered voters who have either not returned their annual town census forms or who were noted on their census forms to have moved but failed to provide signatures.
Under state law, every city and town is required to communicate with each household and compile an annual street list, also known as a city or town census. A voter who fails to respond to the annual census by the first Tuesday in June will be placed on the inactive voters list and will be sent a confirmation notice, which the voter is asked to sign and return. The confirmation notice is meant to determine whether the voter continues to reside at the address at which he or she is registered or has moved.
Why return this card?
If you are an inactive voter, that will be indicated on the list of voters when you check in at your polling place. Before you may vote, you will be required to complete an affirmation of current and continuous residence. You will also be asked to present identification that shows your name and the address at which you are registered to vote.
If you’re unsure of your voting status, there is a link on the Town Clerk’s page of the town website where you can search for and verify your current voter status.
If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s office at (978) 640-4355.