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Voter Information


**  Elections for 2014 ** 
Election
Date
Last day to 
Register 

State Election

Absentee
Ballots
Available
NOW!

Tuesday, November 4

October 15, 2014

   



 Registration

Voter registration in Burlington has never been easier than it is today. You may visit the Town Clerk's Office in Burlington Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person.

You may also register by mail. Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Town Hall, Public Library, Post Office, Recreation Dept., or the Council on Aging and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms also may be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE or by clicking here for a fillable form.

In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.

Any person who is a Burlington resident, a United States citizen and will be eighteen years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote. The penalty for fraudulent registration increased recently to a fine of ten thousand dollars or imprisonment for up to five years, or both.

You will remain on the list of voters so long as you complete and return the annual municipal census or vote regularly. If you move to another city or town, you must re-register in your new community.

What are Party/Political Designations in Massachusetts?

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Registration Deadlines

You must register to vote at least twenty days before any Town or State election or the Presidential Primary. If you were absent from the State during the last week of voter registration, upon swearing under the pains and penalty of perjury, you may register to vote up until 4:00 P.M. the day before the election.

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Absentee Voting  

Voters who are unable to vote on Election Day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or absence from the town may vote by absentee ballot. If you will be absent from Burlington for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the year the application is accepted.

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Town Clerk or the Office of the Secretary of State. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail. Click Here for an application for yourself! The voter or a "family member" may submit an application. The voter or a family member must sign all applications under the pains and penalties of perjury, before a ballot will be made available. Click Here for an application for a family member!

In a primary election, a voter who is not registered in a political party must specify the ballot of the party of choice in the application. You will not become registered in a party because of your participation in a primary.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk before 12:00 noon the day before an election. (A voter who is admitted to a health care facility after noon of the fifth day before an election may apply for a ballot up until the close of the polls and may request to have the ballot delivered.) Absentee ballots generally are available three weeks before an election.

Information for overseas voters regarding the Federal Write-In Ballot.

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Permanently Disabled Voters  

A voter who is permanently disabled need not submit a request for an absentee ballot every election. If such a voter submits a note from a registered physician indicating that he is disabled permanently, the Town Clerk will automatically send an application for an absentee ballot each year for all elections during the year.  Once signed and returned, a ballot will be mailed to you for every election held during that calendar year.

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  Poll Locations/Hours  

All voting is conducted at the Burlington High School on Cambridge Street for all elections.
The polls are open from 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. for regularly scheduled town elections.
State Elections/Primaries the polling hours are 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Presidential Elections the polling hours are 6:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Poll Worker Application

Street List of Precincts

Precinct Map of Burlington

Map of the Poll location and Parking

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Running for Public Office

Any person who is a Burlington resident and a registered voter may obtain nomination papers for the April Annual Town Election ballot from the Town Clerk's Office. Nomination papers and election calendars are available each January 1st. . Candidates running for townwide office require the signatures of 50 voters. Representative Town Meeting candidates require the signatures of 10 voters of the precinct.

Candidates for municipal office may download the forms for:
"Campaign Finance Reports (CPF M102)" Click Here  the Instructions
"Organization of Candidate Committee (CPF M101)" Click Here
All other forms are available from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance,
forms section of their web page at http://www.mass.gov/ocpf 
or pick them up at the Town Clerk's office.

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Student Vote Program

The Town has implemented a Student Vote Program in an effort to familiarize the children with the process and encourage their participation as adults. Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to cast their ballots at a specially designated "precinct" at the polls at the Annual Town Election each April.

Global Schoolhouse

Introduction to KidsVoting

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Our Political Address

Governor:

Deval Patrick
State House, Rm 360
Boston, MA 02133

www.mass.gov

617 725-4005

U S Senators:

Elizabeth Warren - Elected 11/2012

 317 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington DC  20510
202-224-4543 

 Email Elizabeth

 

Edward Markey - Elected 6/2013

218 Russell Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC  20510
202-224-2742 

Congressman 6th District:

John Tierney
17 Peabody Square
Peabody, MA 01960

www.house.gov

978-531-1669

Councilor 3rd District:

Marilyn M. Petitto
Commonwealth of MA
State House, RM  184
Boston,  MA  02133

617-725-4015  x3 

State Senator 4th Middlesex:

Burlington Office Hours:

11:30-12:30 PM
First Wednesday of the month
Burlington Council on Aging
61 Center ST

Kenneth J. Donnelly
State House, Room 416-A
Boston, MA 02133

617-722-1432

Web Address

Email: Kenneth.Donnelly@masenate.gov

State Representative 21st  Middlesex:

Kenneth Gordon - Elected 11/2012
State House,  
Boston, MA 02133-1054

617-722-2014

Email: ken.gordon@mahouse.gov

 

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Federal Election Commission 

Congressional Quarterly's American Voter

Vote Smart Web

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

Forms for Campaign Finance Reports

State Elections Division