FROM DUNSTABLE TOWN CLERK

Did you know your 16 or 17 year old can pre-register to vote?  This went into effect August, 2016.  Their registration remains in my queue until they turn 18.  They can register in person, online (if they have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license) and through the mail.

The deadline to register to vote for the November 6 State Election is Wednesday, October 17.  You can register to vote online at www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ if you have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, here at town hall (forms are on the counter, I don’t have to be here) or download a mail in the application either from my page on the town website or from the statehttp://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf

The Board of Selectmen has adopted a Policy for campaigning during Early Voting Periods (which will be October 22 – Nov. 2 during my hours for the November election).  It reads “During the period of Early Voting, no political signs for attempts at political persuasion are permitted within all levels of the Town Hall.  In addition, no political signs or attempts at political persuasion are permitted within 150’ of the main, back or side entrance.”

This is similar to the 150’ rule at polling locations; because EV takes place at the Town Hall, it was recommended by the Elections Director of the SOC office that towns and cities adopt a policy.

Early voting for the November 6 State Election will be at the Town Hall beginning October 22 and runs through November 1 during my office hours.  Please remember this office is closed on Fridays.

Carol A. Skerrett, Town Clerk CMMC    978-649-4514 x222  CSkerrett@dunstable-ma.gov

HOURS:  The Clerk’s Office is open Monday evening from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.    Hours may vary due to holidays, workshops and elections.  There are times the office is closed during these posted hours and extended hours for voter registration and absentee voting, please feel free to call ahead.    Marriage licenses are by appointment only.