Write-Ins Are Possible . . .

EVEN THOUGH HAWLEY’S OFFICIAL BALLOT HAS BEEN “set” for the May 1st election, it is still possible to either …

  • Run as a “Write-In” Candidate; or,
  • “Write-In” someone who is not on the ballot


. . .  for a particular office.

Both processes are really very simple.  Here are some pointers:

When Voting:

  1. Make sure you have the proper spelling of the name and street address of the person(s) you want to write in when you go to the polls.
  2. A blank space for write-ins will be provided on the Official Ballot for each office.
  3. Write in the name and address of the person(s) you want to write-in — in the proper space (if you have a sticker provided by a write-in candidate with his/her name and address, apply that).


If running as a Write-In:

  1. Provided you meet the basic age and residency requirements, your focus will  be on reaching out to the voters to let them know of your candidacy, via meetings, letters, emails, posters, signs, etc.
  2. You may want to provide potential voters with stickers which make the process easier for them (since they’ll have to remember your name and address when in the voting booth).
  3. Please remember that campaign materials, including stickers, posters, etc., cannot be distributed within 150 feet of the polling location (in Hawley’s case, the Town Office).


For more Write-In election and voting details, click HERE.

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