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Town Meeting & Election Infomation
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Contact:
978-897-0345
Linda Hathaway, Town Clerk and Chief Election Official
978-897-4514 x 1
Laura Spear, Deputy Moderator
Gary Horowitz, Assistant Moderator
Address:
Town Building
380 Great Road
Stow, MA 01775
Hours:
Town Clerk's Regular Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed daily for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

** See Town Clerk's Page for current Office Hours **

 
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Upcoming 2016 Elections and Town Meetings

Annual Town Meeting
7:00pm
Hale School
55 Hartley Road

Session #1  Monday, May 2nd
Articles #1-#37 PASSED
* Article #5 - Minuteman High School Building Project - Passed *



Session #2 will take place Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00pm, Hale School, 55 Hartley Road





Annual Town Election
Annual Election - May 10, 2016
Center School
403 Great Road
Polls Open 7am-8pm
Absentee Ballots are available  Info: Absentee Ballots

As of Februrary 25th
Stow Annual Election 2016 – Terms expire 2016   

Moderator – 3 yr term           
David Walrath   Running for re-election

Board of Selectman – 3 yr term
Charlie Kern            NOT running for re-election
Jim Salvie              Running for re-election
Ingeborg H. Clark       New candidate

Board of Assessors – 3 yr term
Dom Pugliese    Running for re-election

Board of Health – 3 yr term
Mary McDowell   Running for re-election

Nashoba School District – 3 yr term
Lynn Colletti           Running for re-election

Housing Authority – 5 yr term
Jack Kendra             (I think he is running for re-election. Has not taken out papers yet)

Library Trustee – 3 yr term
Rick Lent               Running for re-election
Kathy O’Brien   Running for re-election
Marianne Sharin Running for re-election

Library Trustee – to fill a vacancy
Unxpired term expiring May 2018 -       

Planning Board – 5 yr term
Lenny Golder    Running for re-election


Dates to Remember for Annual Town Election
Nomination papers available from the Office of the Town Clerk February 10th – March 18th.

Last Day to Obtain Nomination Papers               March 18, 2016         5 p.m. Town Clerk's office.

Nomination papers due to Board of Registrars            March 22, 2016   5 p.m. Town Clerk’s office.
for certification of signatures.
     (a minimum of 32 certified signatures of registered voters is required to be on the ballot)

Nomination papers due to Town Clerk             April 5, 2016    5 p.m. Town Clerk’s office.
        from the Board of Registrars

Last Day to Withdraw Nomination Papers          April 7, 2016    5 p.m. Town Clerk’s office.
       or Object.

Last Day to Register to Vote for TM & Election          April 12, 2016    until 8 p.m. Town Clerk’s office.
Voter Registration Hours: At the Town Clerk’s Office
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed daily for lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Residents may also register to vote online (www.stow-ma.gov), via mail and at the Registry of Motor Vehicles



RESULTS OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
Total Registered Voters: 4937        Voter Attendance: 144       Turnout= 2.9%
Both Articles PASSED
Article 1. Amendments to the Regional School District Agreement of the Minuteman Regional Vocational School District
        Article 2. Complete Streets








PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
MARCH 1, 2016

Deadline to Register to vote for Presidential Primary is February 10, 2016

SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION





See Below for More Information
Links to Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Information and Polling Details




VOTER REGISTRATION
DEADLINES

TOWN MEETING & ELECTION DATES
April 12, 2016
Annual Town Meeting  May  2nd
April 12, 2016
Annual Town Election May 10th
August 19, 2016
State Primary September 8thth     THIS IS A THURSDAY ELECTION!
October 19, 2016
State Election November 8, 2016


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Voter Registration:    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE!
                                                CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FORM TO MAIL IN

April 12, 2016 is the Last Day to Register to Vote at the Annual Town Meeting on May 2nd and the Annual Election on May 10, 2016

Click Here To Download a Voter Registration Form:  Forms are also  available at Post Office, Library, & any Town Clerk’s Office.



Questions about your voter status?  Who your elected officials are?   What you district you are in?  Polling place?  

The Secretary of the Common Wealth of Massachusetts website has a great searchable database.   http://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx

Simply Enter your Name (as you are registered to vote), Date of Birth, and Zip Code

Information provided includes: Voting Status, Party Enrollment, ID requirements if necessary, Precinct #, Voting Location, Town Clerk information, Your Elected Officials and Your Districts.

Town Meeting Location
All of Stow's town meetings are held at the Hale Middle School, 55 Hartley Road.
Town meetings commence at 7:00 p.m.


Election Location:May Annual Town Election
  • The Polling Location is Center School Gym/Cafe  403 Great Road
  • Use the Music Wing/Old Gym entrance)
  • Main Parking lot is off of Great Road.
  • Over flow parking is the Center School parking lot off Hartley Road, Town Building, and Town Hall.
  • Polling Hours  7:00am-8:00pm
  • School will NOT be in session.
Expedite Your Visit to the Polls!
  • To view your voter status – go to this link and complete the online form. http://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx
  • If you are an Inactive Voter – Call us prior to February 10th to resolve this.
  • Inactive Voters can still vote BUT they have a longer process & paperwork at the polls.
  • Know your Precinct!  Maps can be viewed on the Town Website.
  • State your address and name clearly to the poll workers
  • If you need assistance getting to the polls – call the Stow Council on Aging to make arrangements  978-897-1880


All of Stow's Elections will be held at Center School.
On Election Day, polls are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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Absentee Ballots

You may vote absentee if you...
        - Will not be in Stow between 7am - 8pm on election day;
        - A physical disability prevents the voter from going to the polling place;
        - Or because of a religious belief.

What voter must do:  
(Please read "Important Reminders" for deadlines and more information)

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.
  • Download an absentee ballot application for yourself
  • Download an absentee ballot application for a family member
  • The absentee ballot application must be received by the Board of Registrars of Voters/Town Clerk by noon the day before the Election.
2.  An absentee ballot can 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 in the Town Clerk's Office; please call ahead

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Reminders:  

1.  An absentee voter must fall into one of the allowable categories in order to vote absentee.

2. The absentee application mustived 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.

4.  If the voter wishes to vote the Upcoming Elections and absentee ballot at the town clerk's

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Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote?     Is the information current?     Are you sure?

Be sure to complete a voter registration card if you:
  • Are new to town and would like to vote in future elections
  • Moved to a new address within town
  • Changed your name
  • Want to change parties or unenroll from a party
VOTER REGISTRATION
DEADLINES

January 22, 2016

TOWN MEETING & ELECTION DATES

Special FALL Town Meeting February 1, 2016
February 10, 2016
Presidential Primary on March 1, 2016
April 12, 2016
Annual Town Meeting  May  2nd
April 12, 2016
Annual Town Election May 10th
August 19, 2016
State Primary September 8thth     THIS IS A THURSDAY ELECTION!
October 19, 2016
State Election November 8, 2016

Voter Registration may be Completed
  • Online
  • At the Town Clerk’s Office, Best to Call Before Coming 978-897-5034  Usual Office Hours are Monday - Friday Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (Closed daily for lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.) but sometimes it is only staffed part-time.
  • Via Mail (mail-in forms are available at the Randall Library, the Stow Post Office, or the Sto w Town Building)
  • Residents may also register to vote at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Call the Town Clerk's Office if you are unsure of your voter status:  
978-897-5034.




 
 
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