NORTH ANDOVER, MA — Voters in North Andover will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 2020 general election.
In addition to the presidential and congressional races, there are several key races at the state and local level, as well as two ballot questions. Voting will be different this year thanks to rules approved to expand early and mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Registering To Vote
The registration deadline is Oct. 24.
If you have a state driver's license or ID, you can register online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. You can also download mail-in registration forms, which must be post-marked or delivered to town hall in person by Oct. 24.
You can deposit your registration in the Town Hall Business Mailbox that is located in front of Town Hall or mail it to the Town Clerk's Office, North Andover Town Hall, 120 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845. You can also register in person at Town Hall
You can check your registration online at www.sec.state.ma.us or by calling the town clerk at (978) 688-9501.
Vote-by-mail applications must be received by the North Andover town clerk by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
All voters are also eligible to vote by mail, this year. You should've received an application from the Secretary of State's office ahead of the state primary. If not, you can download an application online and submit it in the drop-box located in front of North Andover Town Hall, mail it to 120 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845, or email it to email@example.com.
Electronic applications must have handwritten signatures.
Mail-in ballots should be returned by mail or using the drive-up election drop box located at 120 R Main Street. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.
You can track your ballot here.
Voters have the option of early, in-person voting at the North Andover Senior Center, 120-R Main Street on the following dates and times:
Saturday, Oct. 17 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23 – 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday, Oct. 24 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30 – 9 a.m. – noon
Election day voting:
Polls in Massachusetts are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.
All North Andover voters vote at the North Andover High School Field House, 430 Osgood St.
Information on coronavirus precautions are available here.
The following are the key contested races that will be on the ballot for North Andover voters:
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) - Incumbent
Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker (Green-Rainbow)
Jo Jorgenson/Spike Cohen (Libertarian)
U.S. House 6th District
Seth Moulton (Democrat) - Incumbent
John Paul Moran (Republican)
Matthew Mixon (Independent) (Write-in)
Edward Markey (Democrat) - Incumbent
Kevin O'Connor (Republican)
Question 1: "Right To Repair" Vehicle Access Requirement Initiative
Yes: A yes vote would require carmakers to expand access to mechanical data for all cars sold in Massachusetts beginning with model year 2022.
No: A no vote leaves the 2013 right-to-repair law unchanged.
Question 2: Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative
Yes: A yes vote favors adopting a system gives voters the option of ranking candidates on their ballot in order of preference, as opposed to selecting just one. And if no candidate gets more than 50 percent of first-choice votes, the candidate with the least first-choice votes is eliminated, and the voters who preferred that candidate have their votes reallocated based on their second choices. Then the ballots are recounted and the process is repeated until one candidate breaks the 50 percent threshold.
No: A no vote keeps the current system in place.
Massachusetts House 18th Essex District
Tram Nguyen (Democrat) - Incumbent
Jeffrey DuFour (Republican)
Massachusetts Senate, 1st Essex District, Diana DiZoglio
Massachusetts Senate, 1st Essex and Middlesex District, Bruce Tarr
Massachusetts House, 14th Essex District, Christina Minicucci
Governor's Council, 5th District, Eileen Duff
Register of Probate, Pamela Casey O'Brien
Sample ballots are available here.
Key election dates to be aware of:
Oct. 24 — Last day to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Oct. 28 — Last day to apply for a mail-in ballot.