State Primary Election: September 6, 2022 – Voting Option Guide

From Town Clerk Elizabeth Greendale

This guide outlines the multiple options voters have to participate in 2022 elections, starting with the State Primary on September 6, 2022.

  • Vote by Mail, 
  • Vote Early in Person, or 
  • Vote on Election Day
ELECTION TYPEDATE OF ELECTION ELECTION DAY LOCATIONELECTION
  DAY HOURS  
DEADLINE TO REGISTER 
TO VOTE
VOTE BY MAIL 
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
State Primary ElectionSeptember 6, 2022High School7 AM – 8 PM August 27, 2022 August 29th – 5PM

Selection Of Ballot Types – Primary Election Only

  • In a primary election, a voter who is NOT registered in a political party must specify the party ballot type of choice on the application to vote by mail or in person voting (early or on election day). 
  • We are unable to process applications for Unenrolled (commonly known as Independent) voters who do not select a party ballot type on their application. 
  • Unenrolled voters who select a party ballot type do not become registered in that party – they remain Unenrolled / Independent voters.   
  • Voters who are registered in one of the 2 political parties (Democrat, Republican) MUST take that party ballot and are not given a choice of ballot type.

Helpful links:

(prior to the deadline to register to vote & before applying for a mail in ballot)

View sample ballots at:  HERE


Vote by Mail

All registered voters qualify to vote by mail in the fall 2022 elections.  45 days prior to the election, a post card application will be mailed to ALL registered voters, at their mailing address, who have not already applied to receive a vote by mail ballot 60 days prior to the election as follows:

 Primary
Approximate date of post card application mailing:July 15th
Postcards will be mailed to voters who have NOT already applied for a vote by mail ballot by this date:July 1st

APPLY EARLY to allow ample time for processing your application and for the postal services to deliver your ballot to you.  If you are concerned about applying too early – please note that voters can hold on to their ballot and return it the week prior to the election. 

Applications can be returned by mail (postage is pre-paid on the post card application) or placed in the drop box near the side entrance Town Hall (703 Washington St).  A signature is required in order to process your application.  Questions can be directed to townclerk@holliston.k12.ma.us

  • September Primary –
    •  – All ballots must be received at Town Hall by 8PM on September 6th 

Please note that US Postal delivery services are not consistent and can range from 3 to 11 days.  We recommend voters return their ballots in the drop box outside of Town Hall by 8PM on Election Day to ensure it is counted.


Vote Early in Person

Early Voting in person will be available for the fall 2022 elections.           
An application is not required to vote early in person…just show up and vote!

State Primary Election Early Voting in Person
Dates:            August 27th – September 2nd
Location:        Town Hall – 703 Washington Street – Select Board Meeting Room

Day Date  Hours 
Saturday8/279:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday8/298:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday8/308:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday8/318:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday9/18:30 AM – 4:30 PM
 Friday9/28:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Know Before You Go to Vote

Educated voters will reduce time in the voting booths, reduce lines and crowding at the voting site.  

Unenrolled (commonly known as Independent) voters will need to choose which primary ballot type they want to vote on).  Voters who are registered in a particular party (Democrat, Republican) MUST take that party ballot type – verify your party enrollment or change your party enrollment 
View sample ballots at:  HERE

What to Bring or Know when voting early in person:

•    Am I a registered voter?    Check your voter status, Register to vote: www.registertovotema.com

•    Is my voter status “active”?     Check your voter status

•    What will I be voting on?        View sample ballots

•    Bring an ID – in some cases voters will be required to show an ID

•    Keep your ballot dry and free from hand sanitizers – to avoid tabulator issues

Electioneering During Early Voting in Person
No poster, card, handbill, placard, picture or circular intended to influence the action of the voter, other than those expressly authorized by G.L. c. 54, § 65, shall be posted, exhibited, circulated or distributed in the Town Clerk’s office, in the building where the Town Clerk’s office is located, on the walls thereof, on the premises on which the Town Hall at 703 Washington Street stand within one hundred and fifty feet (150’) of the building entrance door to said Town Hall.


Voting on Election Day – What you need to know before you go

All Elections are held at the Holliston High School Gym – 370 Hollis Street, Holliston, MA  01746
Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Am I a registered voter?         Check your voter status, Register to vote: www.registertovotema.com
  • Is my voter status “active”?    Check your voter status
  • What will I be voting on?            View sample ballots
  • Bring an ID – in some cases voters will be required to show an ID
  • Keep your ballot dry and free from hand sanitizers – to avoid tabulator issues

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