YOUR VOICE AND VOTE HAVE POWER!
Local elections impact you every step of the way so exercise your right to vote and help us increase voter turnout! Here is how to vote for Sam for Mayor for the 2023 local election:
Deadline to Register to Vote:
For the Preliminary Election: Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at 5 PM
For the General Election: Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at 5 PM
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:
For the General Election: Request via mail by Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 5 PM OR request in person by Monday, Nov. 6th at 12 PM.
PRELIMINARY ELECTION DAY:
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 - polls are open 7 AM to 8 PM
GENERAL ELECTION DAY:
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 - polls are open 7 AM to 8 PM
How do I...?
If you are 18 and a Marlborough resident, you are eligible to vote and can register or pre-register online here. You can also pre-register to vote if you are 16 or 17-years-old. You can also use this link to update your voter registration or to update your address or party affiliation.
Check out this map of Marlborough to see what ward you live in.
Check out the polling locations here.
If you cannot vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Here is the web page for information about how to request and fill out the application. It can then be sent to the Clerk’s Office which can be mailed or emailed. See the form for more information.
Reach out to us at 508-263-0042 or at email@example.com to schedule a ride to the polls with us for Election Day.
Check out the Municipal Elections Results link on the Clerk’s page to see election results dating back to 2001.
Here are some terms about local government:
Absentee Ballot - opportunity for someone to still vote without being present on the day/location of the election. It typically allows older residents or college students the ability to vote when they are unable to come to the polling location.
At-Large - jurisdiction of 4 members of the City Council in which they represent the entire City. Sam serves as an At-Large Councilor.
Precinct - jurisdictions within a Ward. Each Ward in Marlborough has two precincts. For example, Ward 1 has 2 precincts and they may be written out as 1-1 and 1-2 with the second number noting the precinct.
Pre-register to Vote - Massachusetts, like other states, allows 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register or sign up in advance (before turning 18) to vote so that when they turn 18 they are automatically registered to vote. This can be done online or as part of obtaining a MA driver’s license.
Terms - this is the length of time in office. City Councilors and the Mayor serve 2-year terms and School Committee members serve 4-year terms.
Ward - a District in the city. Marlborough has 7 Wards and thus, 7 Ward Councilors, 1 for each Ward.