Annual Town Meeting May 6, 2013
April 30, 2013 Elections
2013 Elections and Town Meetings
Special State Primary & Local Election - April 30, 2013
Annual Town Meeting - May 6, 2013 (per Stow General Bylaw)
Special State Election - June 25, 2013 (per Stow General Bylaw
Please note: Effective September 11, 2012, the polling location for ALL Stow voters is the Center School, 403 Great Road.
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Visit Stow’s official website, www.stow-ma.gov for updates and additional information or contact the Town Clerk’s office, 978-897-4514x1.
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All of Stow's town meetings are held at the Hale Middle School.
Town meetings commence at 7 p.m.
The November 2012 Election will be held at Center School.
On Election Day, polls are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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You may vote absentee if you:
will not be in Stow between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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
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 to make an appointment 978-897-4514 x1.
1. An absentee voter must fall into one of the allowable categories in order to vote absentee. Illegal absentee voting, including making a false application, is punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and additional penalties.
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.
4. If the voter wishes to vote the absentee ballot at the town clerk's office - please call ahead to make arrangements to do so. 978-897-4514 x1
6. If mailing their absentee ballot back to the Town Clerk's Office - the voter needs to allow enough time to ensure the ballot is received prior to the close of polls on Election Day.
Please contact the Town Clerk's office for more information. 978-897-4514 x 1
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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
Deadline to register to vote for:
2013 Annual Town Meeting and Town Election
last day to register to vote is April 16, 2013
Voter Registration may be Completed
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.
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.
Approximately 350 households did not return the January 2013 street list/census mailing and will be moved to the Inactive Voters list per Mass. General Laws. Chapter 51, sections 4, 37, & 37A. These voters should either return the voter confirmation card which was sent to them or return the completed census form to the town clerk's office as soon as possible]Back to top
Call the Town Clerk's Office if you are unsure of your voter status:
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August 17th - Last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for State Primary