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Special Town Meeting and Election in July
Special Town Meeting
Monday, July 10, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Hale Middle School
55 Hartley Road
Important note:
The Moderator will hold office hours on June 27th 6:30-7:30 pm in 3rd Floor office, Town Building and July 5th, 6:30- 7:30 at the Randall Library
to discuss questions and suggestions for the special town meeting. This is in lieu of the STOWS meeting.

Special Town Election
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Polls are open 12 p.m. (noon) - 8 p.m.*
Center School (music wing at the front of the building)
403 Great Road
 (note: This election has special polling hours and is held on a different day of the week than normal.
If you normally vote in the morning, you may get an absentee ballot if you leave for work/school before polls open.
See below for more information and links to application.)
The warrant was mailed to every household in Stow on June 21, 2017 in the Stow Independent.

Deadline to Register to Vote is June 30, 2017
The Town Clerk's office will be open extended hours until 8 p.m for voter registration.
You may also register to vote online at 

Additional links

        This link goes to the Secretary of the Commonwealth webpage.
Find precinct info, ballot info and voter status (active voter or inactive voter) at this link.

Absentee Ballots:
Away on vacation? Leave for work before the polls open?
Get an absentee ballot and vote before the Special Town Election!

What voter must do:  

1. Must fill out the Absentee Ballot Application prior to receiving an absentee ballot.

        Applications are available at the Town Clerk’s office, contact the Town Clerk to have an application mailed to you, or download an application online.   There are TWO DIFFERENT applications - please see notes to make sure you complete the correct one.

The absentee ballot application must be received by the Board of Registrars of Voters/Town Clerk by noon, July 19, 2017 for the July Special Town  Election.

2.  An absentee ballot may be mailed to you OR you may make arrangements to vote in the Town Clerk’s Office once the application is received by the Town Clerk.  If you wish to vote at the Town Clerk's Office; please call ahead 978-897-5034 to make arrangements to do so.

Ballots may be mailed or voted in Town Building. The ballots may not be hand-carried home to vote at home.


1.  An absentee voter must fall into one of the allowable categories in order to vote absentee.( out of town during polling hours e.g. work, vacation, etc., a disability prevents voter from getting to the polls or religious belief)

2. The absentee application must be received by the Registrar of Voters/ Town Clerk  before noon the day before the election.  

3. If the voter wishes to have the absentee ballot mailed to him/her - be sure to submit the application as early as possible and allow at least 3 days to receive the ballot in the mail.

Don't wait until the last minute to vote by absentee. Get the application to us a soon as possible.

Stow Town Building 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone: (978) 897-4514 Fax: (978) 897-4534
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