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Absentee & Early Voting

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Absentee Voting

If you are unable to vote at your polling place on the day of an election, due to disability, hospitalization, religious beliefs or absence from Dedham, you may vote absentee. Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk's office approximately  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. Absentee applications may be applied for up until noon on the day before the election. 

Early voting by mail

You can vote early in the 2020 Town Election by mail. Here is the process:

  1. Download a ballot request form. 
  2. Follow the instructions and submit the signed form by fax, mail, email, or via the dropbox at the rear door of Town Hall. 
  3. When 2020 Town Election ballots are available, one will be mailed to you.
  4. Completed ballots must be submitted prior to the election.  

Similar to voting absentee, voting early allows you to cast your ballot before the scheduled election day. Unlike absentee voting, no excuse is necessary for voting early.

There will be no Early Voting or Absentee voting in person at Town Hall for the Local Town Election. Please fill out ballots with a black pen or felt tip Black marker, stay within the circle and please read the instructions on the ballot when voting.