Absentee Ballot

The Absentee Ballot Application is for use by:

* A qualified register voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on election day due to:
(1) absence from your city or town during normal polling hours; or
(2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or
(3) religious belief;
or
A non-registered voter who is:
(1) a Massachusetts citizen absent from the state; or
(2) an active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouse or dependent; or
(3) a person confined in a correctional facility or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction.

  • Absentee ballots for the 82nd Annual Water District election will be available as of Tuesday, April 10th
  • The deadline for voting by Absentee ballot is 12 noon, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Absentee ballots cannot be accepted at the polling location on the day of the election
  • If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day

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Appling for an Absentee Ballot
Absentee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or the voter’s family member. For convenience, absentee ballot applications may be downloaded (below); however, any written communication evidencing a desire for an absentee ballot is acceptable.

Download → Absentee Ballot
Download → Family Member Absentee Ballot

To request an absentee ballot or a family member absentee ballot, you may submit a completed, signed application or a signed letter of request by mail, by scan and sent by email or fax to Sudbury Water District. Applications may also be requested in-person during regular business hours.

Sudbury Water District
199 Raymond Road
P.O. Box 111
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776
customerservice@sudburywater.com

All requests for absentee ballots must be received by the Sudbury Water District business office no later than 12 noon on the day before the election for which the ballot is being requested.

Voting
If you are voting by mail, you should be sure to submit your application in a timely manner. Please allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you and for you to return the ballot by Election Day. All ballots being mailed from inside the United States must be received no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

If you would like to vote in person, you may do so at the Sudbury Water District business office during the hours of 9 am-4pm, Monday-Friday excluding holidays. In-person absentee voting should be arranged ahead of time.

Returning your absentee ballot
The ballot will come with instructions and a set of return envelopes. After making your choices on the ballot, you must enclose it in the inner (smaller) brown envelope and read and complete the information on the front of that envelope and sign it. Then insert the smaller envelope into the larger envelope, place proper postage on it and mail it back to Sudbury Water District.

When Absentee Ballots are Counted
Except for ballots which are rejected as defective, all absentee ballots are cast and counted by the poll workers on Election Day. Absentee ballots are included in the final tallies, and are counted whether or not an election contains a close race.

* The definition of a qualified legal voter of the District shall have the same meaning and shall be deemed to be synonymous with references to a legal voter of the District, a qualified voter within the District, voters living within the District, a legal voter of the Sudbury Water District, or to a member of the District and shall be defined as: (i) a registered voter within the Town of Sudbury who is (ii) a resident whose primary place of residence is within the geographical confines of the Sudbury Water District (iii) with said property being serviced by the District. For the purposes of determining whether said property is being serviced by the District said property must be connected to the Water District and must be in use by virtue of the existence of an active account for service and with service actually being provided by the District.

For further information contact:
Sudbury Water District
199 Raymond Road
P.O. Box 111
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776

Ph: 978-443-6602
Fax: 978-443-9587
customerservice@sudburywater.com