Hello Fellow Hawleyites!
You by now should have received your vote by mail (early/absentee voter) application card in the mail which covers the 9/1/2020 State Primary and the 11/3/2020 State Presidential Election. If you choose to vote early by mail, please complete the card (postage to Town Hall pre-paid) and check either election or both. If you would like a ballot for the State Primary which will be held on 9/1, please remember to choose a party IF you are un-enrolled. If you are enrolled in a party, you will receive a ballot for that party.
Voting in Person and Early Voting
If you prefer to vote in person, you can do so on Election Day, 9/1, from 7 am to 8 pm at Town Hall, 8 Pudding Hollow Road, Hawley, MA 01339. Please wear your mask and keep aware of social distancing. One person will be able to vote at a time.
Or you can take advantage of one of three early voting sessions at Town Hall: Saturday 8/22 from 10 am to noon, Sunday 8/23 from 10 am to noon, or Wednesday 8/26 from 9 am to noon. The same COVID-19 mask and distancing precautions will be in place.
Voting by Mail
Mail-in ballots will start being sent out to Hawley voters in the next couple of weeks. Please be aware that once you fill in your ballot, seal and sign the inner envelope, and mail it to Town Hall, that will be your vote and you will not be able to vote on Election Day. If you change your mind and would rather vote in person when you receive your ballot in the mail, you can do so as long as you have not mailed in your ballot or dropped it off in our lock box on the left side of Town Hall.
Please see: https://www.mass.gov/topics/voting to register to vote (deadline 8/22 for 9/1 State Primary, early/absentee voting applications, and other useful voting links. Also see: https://www.mass.gov/topics/voting to track your ballot status.
NOTE: Early/Absentee Primary Election ballots have been mailed and should be received by those who have requested them shortly.
The last day to request a mail-in (early/absentee) ballot is 8/26.
Feel free to ask your Town Clerk, Pamela, any question you have via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Town Hall at 413-339-5518 or her home at 413-339-4091. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and remember that every vote is important. We look forward to receiving your ballots and hope you all remain safe.
Hawley Town Clerk