WALTHAM, MA — If you would like to get this election over quickly, early in person voting might be for you. Early voting in Waltham will begin Saturday and last for about two weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
In addition to choosing a president, voters will be choosing a U.S. Senator, state-level offices: In Waltham there's a race between Waltham City councilors Tom Stanley and George Darcy for state office. And voters will also be deciding several statewide ballot questions.
If you voted in the September primary, you likely had a nice preview of what the general election will look like: Voters concerned about the coronavirus will be allowed to apply for absentee or mail in ballots to avoid in-person voting. If you've applied and haven't gotten your ballot yet, check with the secretary of the commonwealth's ballot tracker. Otherwise, in-person voting will take place in two parts: early voting between Oct. 17 and Oct. 30, and regular Election Day voting on Nov. 3.
Waltham early in person voting will take place across multiple locations this year starting on Oct. 17.
Early in person voting will happen daily from Oct. 17 through Oct. 30 at the Malone Archives and Records Center. Weekdays polls are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dates to know:
On the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18 —polls open at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
On Oct. 24 — polls open at 2 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Oct. 25 — polls open at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
Here are other key election dates in Massachusetts to be aware of:
Oct. 24 — Last day to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 3 election. You can register online, by mail or in-person at the clerk's office or you can register at the Rosario "Russ" Malone Archives and Record Center at 260 Grove St from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. during early voting.
Oct. 28 — Last day to apply by mail for an absentee (mail-in) ballot.
Nov. 2 — Last day to apply in person for an absentee (mail-in) ballot.