South Shore early voting: Here's where and when you can cast your state primary ballots

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Though the Sept. 6 state primary election may still seem like a world away, early voting in towns across the South Shore is set to start this month.

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the VOTES Act in June, which requires one week and one weekend to be allotted for in-person early voting for a state primary. The number of hours and weekend days that a town must offer early voting depends on the number of registered voters in the town.

Races on the state primary ballot include those for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor, as well as state senators and state representatives.

Here's where and when South Shore voters can cast their ballots early.

Early voting began at Quincy City Hall on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.
Early voting began at Quincy City Hall on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.

Quincy

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, through Friday, Sept. 2.

Where:

  • North Quincy High School gym, 316 Hancock St., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28.

  • Quincy City Hall, 1305 Hancock St., Monday, Aug. 29, through Friday, Sept. 2.

Braintree

When: Saturday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Sept. 2;

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Where: Braintree Town Hall, 1 John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Early voting for the state primary election starts at the end of August.
Early voting for the state primary election starts at the end of August.

Weymouth

When: Saturday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 2.

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Where: Town  clerk's office at Weymouth Town Hall, 75 Middle St.

Hingham

When:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

  • 9 a.m. to  noon Friday, Sept. 2.

Where: Central Meeting Room in Hingham Town Hall, 210 Central St.

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Hull

When:

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 1.

Where: Hull Town Hall, 253 Atlantic Ave.

Cohasset

When:

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 30.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

  • 8:30 to 1 p.m. Sept. 2.

Where: Cohasset Town Hall, 41 Highland Ave.

Antonia Gomez, who had just turned 18, votes for the first time in Precinct 1 at Cohasset Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
Antonia Gomez, who had just turned 18, votes for the first time in Precinct 1 at Cohasset Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Duxbury

When:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Where: Lt. Timothy J. Steele Athletic Building, 130 Saint George St.

Norwell

When:

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Where: Osborn Meeting Room at Norwell Town Hall, 345 Main St.

Rockland

When:

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, through Friday, Sept. 2.

Where: Rockland Town Hall, 242 Union St.

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Randolph

When: Saturday, Aug. 27, to Friday, Sept. 2.

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Friday, Sept 2.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and Thursday, Sept. 1.

Where: Randolph Town Hall, 41 South Main St.

Scituate

When:

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Where: Scituate Town Hall, 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway.

Marshfield

When:

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, Aug. 31.

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Where: First Congregational Church Parish Hall, 1981 Ocean St.

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