- will be absent from your city or town on election day
- have a physical disability that prevents voting at the polling place
- cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs
Absentee Voter Applications
You may have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you may vote at Town Clerk's Office by filing out one of the following Absentee Voter Applications:
Selection of Ballot Types: In a primary elections, 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 state primary. Voters who are registered in a particular party MUST take that party ballot after the deadline to change a party or register to vote.
Mail the completed application to:
Walpole Town Clerk's Office
135 School Street
Walpole, MA 02081
Absentee ballots are generally available 2-3 weeks prior to an election.
Deadlines to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by noon on the day before an election.
A voter who is admitted to a health care facility after noon of the fifth day prior to an election may apply for a ballot up until the close of polls and may request to have the ballot hand delivered.
Return of Absentee Ballots
Mailed Absentee Ballots include a return envelope that can be mailed or hand delivered to the Town Clerk's Office. Ballots can NOT be returned to the polling location on election day. They must be returned to the Town Clerks office who will deliver them to the polls on election day. All Absentee Ballots must be received before the close of Polls on election day to be counted.
Track your Absentee Ballot
You can track your absentee ballot request to see if the Town Clerks Office has received and procesed your application. You are able to see when a ballot was sent to you and how as well as when the returned ballot has been received in the Office of the Town Clerk.
Voters Living Outside of the U.S.
Permanently Disabled Voters