Everything You Wanted To Know About Registering To Vote For President In Swampscott

Today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, is the last day to register to vote in the presidential election. The clerk's office at Town Hall will be open until 8 pm.


This information was submitted Swampscott Town Clerk Susan Duplin

Today, Oct. 17, is the last day to register to vote in the presidential election.

Below is the specifics on the deadline plus absentee ballot & inactive voters information.

Also attached is the election warrant that includes the polling locations, offices on the ballot and the questions.

 ***Some Precincts changed due to the 2011 Re-Precincting, please do not wait until the last minute to check your election information, contact the Town Clerk’s Office early via in person at Town Hall,  phone (781-596-8855) or e-mail (sduplin@town.swampscott.ma.us) to check your voter status.*** 



The Swampscott Town Clerk’s Office at 22 Monument Avenue in Town Hall will remain open until 8 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 17.   Anyone wishing to vote in the Nov. 6, presidential election must register no later than this deadline.  Registrations can be done in person in the Clerk’s Office or by mail-in.  

In order to qualify for voter registration you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, 18 years old on or before Election Day or not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction. 

Official voter registration forms are available in person, by mail or by downloading the form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm




Absentee Ballots are available now in the Town Clerk’s Office

All applications for absentee ballots must be made in writing. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered and you may use any form of written communication (letter or postcard) or the official application form. A family member may apply in the same manner for you. You may vote Absentee ballot if you will be absent from the town on Election Day, have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling location or cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.  You may vote at the Clerk’s office or request the ballot be mailed to you.  Deadline to apply for an Absentee ballot is 12:00 PM, November 5, 2012.   Absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk’s Office no later than 8PM on Election Day.  An Official Absentee ballot application may also be downloaded on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howabs.htm



As required by law last June Inactivation/Confirmation postcard notices were mailed to all voters who did not respond to their 2012 Annual Census making those voters Inactive.  Inactive voters may still vote on election day however expect a delay at the polls, identification and completion of an Affirmation of Current and Continuous Residence proving you still live in Swampscott will be required before obtaining an official ballot.  To avoid waiting longer than usual at the polls on Election Day 2012 Annual Census’ or Confirmation cards must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office ASAP.


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