Town Meeting & Election Information

UPCOMING VOTING OPPORTUNITIES for STOW RESIDENTS
(Voter Registration, Election, & Absentee Ballot info is about 1/2 way down this page)

 

DATEDESCRIPTIONHOURSLOCATIONREGISTRATION DEADLINE
FEB 24 - FEB 285 DAYS OF EARLY VOTING  Pres PrimarySEE EACH DAYTOWN BUILDING, 380 GREAT RDFebruary 12, 2020
MON, FEB 24 8:30AM - 4:00PM  
TUES, FEB 25 8:30AM - 4:00PM  
WED, FEB 26 8:30AM - 4:00PM  
THURS, FEB 27 8:30AM - 7:00PM(extended hours) 
FRI, FEB 28 8:30AM - 4:00PM  
     
MARCH 3RDPRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY7:00AM - 8:00PMCENTER SCHOOL, 403 GREAT RDFebruary 12, 2020
     
* MAY 4TH - 6THANNUAL TOWN MEETING 7:00PMHALE SCHOOL, 55 HARTLEY RDApril 15, 2020
* Town Meeting will begin on Monday, May 4th and continue multiple nights if needed (May 5th / May 6th).

 

    
MAY 12TH ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION7:00AM - 8:00PMCENTER SCHOOL, 403 GREAT RDApril 15, 2020
      
SEPT 1ST STATE PRIMARY7:00AM - 8:00PMCENTER SCHOOL, 403 GREAT RDAugust 12, 2020
     
*OCT 19 -23 & OCT 26-30EARLY VOTING Pres Election*8:30AM - 4:00PMTOWN BUILDING, 380 GREAT RDOctober 14, 2020
* check back for extended days / hours
 
     
NOV 3RD PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION7:00AM - 8:00PMCENTER SCHOOL, 403 GREAT RDOctober 14, 2020

    


TOWN MEETING INFORMATION

General Information:

  • Location:  Hale School, 55 Hartley Road
  • Time:  7:00pm 
  • There is no absentee voting for Town Meetings
  • Check-In is usually in the Cafe
  • The Town Meeting will take place in the Auditorium - seating will only be for registered voters, approved speakers, and the press
  • Over Flow seating for registered voters & non-voters is usually in the Cafe
  • The Cafe will have seating for voters that bring children
  • Please bring your copy of the Warrant (warrants are mailed to every household in a town-wide mailing of the Stow Independent)
  • The Board of Selectmen will have a meeting prior to the start of Town Meeting in the Hale Library 
  • Other Boards and Committees may have meetings before the start of Town Meeting in the Hale Cafe 

The Check-In Process for Registered Voters  
Not sure if you are registered?  Check Your Voter Status Here

  • Voters should enter through the Main Entrance of Hale School and follow the signs to the CAFE
  • There will be check-in lines for each precinct.  Click here to find out which Precinct you are in (by address)
  • State your address and name to the Check-In Clerk.
  • The Check-In Clerk will give each voter a VOTER CARD.  Voters need this card to enter the Auditorium.  The cards are used during the voting process.
  • When Voting is taking place - voters are asked to stay in their seats.
  • VOTER CARDS should be turned in before leaving the building.
  • There is no photography allowed during voting.

The Check-In Process for Non-Voters
Not sure if you are registered?  Check Your Voter Status Here

  • Non-Voters should check-in at the Non-Voter Check-In Table
  • Non-Voters will be given a CARD to allow them access to the Auditorium if they are an approved speaker
  • Approved Non-Voters may sit in the section in the Auditorium designated for Non-Voters or another spot approved by the moderator
  • Non-Voters are not permitted to address the Town Meeting (unless Town Meeting Voters vote to allow it)

MORE INFORMATION -  Link to the  Town Meeting Handbook - Great Resources - Especially for First-Time Town Meeting Attendees!

  • Overview of Town Meeting
  • Explanantion of who the Participants are
  • History of the Tradition of Town Meeting
  • Voter Etiquette
  • Procedures

 

ELECTION INFORMATION

General Information

The Polling Location is Center School 403 Great Road
Main Parking lot is off of Great Road.
Polling Hours are usually 7:00am-8:00pm

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION


ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

  • will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

You may have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you may vote at your city or town hall by making arrangements with your local election official.

To be counted, a completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day to be counted.

EARLY VOTING INFORMATION
Early Voting is only an option for Federal Elections or if the State Legislature votes to hold early voting for State Elections (only if local elections are held on the same day as a Federal/State Election that has early voting - then there will be early voting for the local election too )

 

 

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David Walrath Town Moderator (978) 897-0345
Linda E. Hathaway Town Clerk and Chief Election Official
Laura Spear Deputy Moderator
Gary Horowitz Assistant Moderator