How, When & Where to Vote

In order to vote in Boxborough, you must be registered to vote in Boxborough. For information, visit our Voter Registration Information page

Early Voting

For the March 5th Presidential Primary, early voting will start on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Town Hall.

Vote by Mail / Absentee Voting

For the March 5th Presidential Primary, you can apply for a mail-in ballot starting in January through February 28th, 2024 (applications must be received by the Town Clerk by 5 pm). 

For the May 21st, 2024 Town Election, you can apply for a mail-in ballot starting in January through May 14th (applications must be received by the Town Clerk by 5 pm). 

For VBM, ballots will be mailed to you and must be returned inside the signed inner envelope and returned by mail, dropped off at the Town Clerk's office or ballot drop box, received by 8 pm on election night. Applications can be found here

Voting in Person on Election Day

We will be using Poll Pads for Early Voting and on Election Day. Tell the poll worker your name and your address and you will be given a ballot.

In a primary election, voters who are registered in a political party may only obtain a ballot for that party. If you are an Unenrolled voter (commonly referred to as an independent voter), you may request the ballot of any party participating in the primary election. You will not become registered in a political party because of your participation in a primary.

Casting Your Ballot

Once you receive a ballot, you cast your votes in the privacy of the voting booth. Mark your ballot by darkening the oval next to the name of your choice. You may vote for the candidates named on the ballot or, if you prefer, write-in the name of a candidate in the space provided on the ballot. If you mismark your ballot, you must return it to the poll worker to have it marked as spoiled so that you may receive a new ballot. You are limited to 3 ballots.

If you are disabled and need assistance, you may use the Automark Voter Assist Terminal, or you may be accompanied by someone who can provide assistance, or you may request a poll worker to provide you with confidential, nonpartisan help.

When you have finished voting, you must proceed to the check-out table and again state your name and address. After you have checked out, you deposit your ballot in the ballot box which tabulates the votes.

New Accessible Vote by Mail Portal

If you qualify as unable to vote in person because you cannot mark a paper ballot or you reside overseas (UOCAVA voters), you may request a ballot via the Secretary of State's website: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/voting-information/voters-with-disabilities.htm or here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/languages/vote-by-mail-applications.htm

What to Do if Your Name Is Not on the Voters List

If your name does not appear on the list of active voters, the Election Warden will check to see if you are on the Inactive Voter list. You will be asked to show ID and complete some paperwork before getting a ballot. If your name does not appear on any list, and you feel an error was made and that you should be on the list, you may request a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot allows you to cast your vote. The Board of Registrars will review each of the provisional ballots individually to determine which should be counted.

Prohibited Activities

State law prohibits the display of political paraphernalia within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling location. Signs, stickers, and even lapel buttons are not permitted within this restricted zone.