If you are unable to vote at your polling place on the day of an election, due to disability, hospitalization, or absence from Dedham, you may vote absentee. Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk's office about a month prior to an election. You must first submit an absentee ballot application to the Town Clerk's office in-person or by mail.
Similarly to voting absentee, voting early allows you to cast your ballot before the scheduled election day. Early voting is conducted at the Town Clerk's office, usually in the month prior to the election, in a private voting booth that is the same as the ones used on Election Day. You must first submit an early voting application to the Town Clerk's office in-person or by mail. Unlike absentee voting, no excuse is necessary for voting early.