MERRIMAC — Police Chief Eric Shears, Town Clerk Gwendolyn Lay Sabbagh and the Board of Selectmen would like to remind residents of the upcoming Special Town Meeting next week, and share information about mail-in and early voting.
Special Town Meeting
A Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 19 in the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Cafeteria, 115 Amesbury Line Road, and start at 7:30 p.m.
All attendees are asked to wear a face mask or covering and maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from those outside of their household. Seats will be set up 6 feet apart for residents to use and the area will be sanitized prior to the Town Meeting.
To view the warrant articles that will be voted on during that meeting, click here.
Mail-In and Early Voting
Residents are encouraged to utilize either mail-in or early voting for the upcoming special town and presidential elections, both of which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
State ballots are mailed separately from the Town’s Special Election Ballots. All residents who requested mail-in state ballots should have received them by now. All local ballots will be delivered by Friday, Oct. 16.
When voting by mail, please make sure to follow all instructions and sign your inner envelope to ensure that the ballots are accepted. The ballots for the town election and presidential election must be returned separately in the proper envelopes.
Both ballots may be returned by mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 2 School St., Merrimac, MA 01860, or can be placed in the ballot drop box located near the front door of Town Hall. Ballots must be submitted by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Early voting will begin on Saturday, Oct. 17 and be held at the Merrimac Town Hall, 2 School St. The full schedule is as follows:
- On Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, early voting will take place from 1-5 p.m.
- From Oct. 19-22, early voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- On Friday, Oct 23, early voting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.
- On Saturday, Oct. 24, early voting will take place from 2-8 p.m.
- On Sunday, Oct. 25, early voting will take place from 1-5 p.m.
- From Oct. 26-29, early voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- On Friday, Oct. 30, early voting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.
Voting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Dr. Sweetsir School on Church Street from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All voters are asked to wear a face mask or covering, and to practice social distancing. Voters should expect wait times while voting to ensure proper social distance guidelines are followed.
Those with additional questions may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-346-8013.