Early Voting Will Run From October 17th-30th At Town Hall
Kristen Arute, Hingham Current Staff; October 17, 2020
Hingham Current File Photo / Kristen Arute
Vote By Mail has already begun; Early Voting begins today; and Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3rd. The deadline to register to vote in the November State Election is Saturday, October 24th. Here are some other things you need to know.
WHO CAN VOTE?
All registered voters are able to vote in the General Election. Residents can register online at the State of Massachusetts Online Voter Registration or in person. In-Person registration will be available on Saturday October 24th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and again from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Town Clerk’s Office.
WHO IS ON THE BALLOT?
The following offices are on the ballot:
President and Vice President, Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress, Councillor, Senator in General Court, Representative in General Court, Register of Probate, County Commissioner, County Treasurer and Sheriff (Precinct 2 only).
Precincts 1, 3, 4, 5, 5A and 6 are in the 3rd Plymouth District.
Precinct 2 is part of the 5th Norfolk District.
WHAT ARE THE BALLOT QUESTIONS?
Question 1: "Right to Repair"
A YES VOTE would provide motor vehicle owners and independent repair facilities with expanded access to wirelessly transmitted mechanical data related to their vehicles’ maintenance and repair. A NO VOTE would make no changes to the law.
Question 2: "Ranked Choice Voting"
A YES VOTE would create a system of ranked-choice voting in which voters would have the option to rank candidates in order of preference and votes would be counted in rounds, eliminating candidates with the lowest votes until one candidate has received a majority. A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws.
The Town Clerk will hold Early Voting in the Central Meeting Room on the 2nd floor during the following hours:
Those who choose to vote by mail can drop their ballots off in the mailbox in front of Town Hall which is designated for ballots. The other is for HMLP payments.
[Hingham Current file photo / Kristen Arute]
VOTE BY MAIL
Ballots can be placed in the mail or dropped in the mailbox at the end of the driveway at Town Hall. Ballots must be dropped off or postmarked no later than November 3, 2020.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
The November State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00AM to 8:00PM. Polling places can be found at the following locations:
Precincts 1 through 4 - High School, 17 Union Street
Precincts 5 and 6 - Middle School, 1103 Main Street
Those choosing Early Voting or Election Day Voting are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. The Town Clerk assures the public that all precautions will be taken with regard to social distancing, and all areas will be kept clean and safe.