Coronavirus: Milton Promotes Mail-In Voting For Town Election

Scott Souza

MILTON, MA — Milton town officials are asking for residents to vote by mail in the annual town election. The election, originally scheduled for April 28, was postponed due to June 9 due to the new coronavirus health emergency.

Voters must register by May 28 to vote in the June 9 election.

Town Clerk Susan Galvin has asked residents to request absentee or early voter by mail ballot. The written request must include the voters signature or that of an immediate family member or person living with the voter. Voters can request one through completing an online application or write a request letter that includes a name, voting address, signature, mailing address for the ballot and the contact information for the voter.

Voters may choose to request absentee ballots be mailed to them just for the annual town election or for the remainder of 2020. If for all year, the voter must also include which party ballot to send for the Sept. 1 Massachusetts State Primary: democratic, green-rainbow, libertarian or republican. If no party ballot preference is provided, a ballot will not be sent.

Application forms are available on the town clerk pages on the town of Milton website. Email the signed absentee ballot or early voting by mail ballot request to rmdermott@townofmilton.org, or fax to 617-696-6995, or place it in the drop box at Town Hall. Requests can also be mailed to Town Clerk, 525 Canton Ave., Milton, MA 02186.

If you are emailing your application or letter, you must be able to send an image of the application as an attachment, either by scanning it or by taking a picture of it. A hand-written signature must be visible.

Ballots are mailed out in the order requests are received and voters are urged to file requests as soon as possible. The legal deadline to file a request for an absentee or early voting by mail ballot is noon June 8, but voters should allow plenty of extra time for mail delivery in both directions. Ballots may be returned by mail or placed in the town clerk drop box.

Questions should be sent by email to Town Clerk, Susan Galvin at sgalvin@townofmilton.org or by phone 617-898-4859 during the pandemic.

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This article originally appeared on the Milton Patch