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State Primary set for Sept. 9; Wellesley voting/polling info

September 9 is the Primary to select candidates who will appear on the ballot for the November 4 State General Election.
Voter Registration
August 20 was the last day to register as a new voter in Wellesley, or change party affiliation, to participate in the primary.
Absentee Ballots
Absentee ballots for the primary are available from the Town Clerk. Voter who are unable to go to the polls on election/primary day are encouraged to vote by absentee ballot. Massachusetts does not currently allow at will absentee voting, you must be absent from town on election day or have a physical disability that prevents you from accessing the polls. All absentee ballots received on or before the close of the polls are counted the same as any ballot cast at the polls.

If a voter wishes to vote absentee please file a written request with the clerk stating your name, address and the address to mail the ballot.  For the primary specify the party ballot you choose. Requests may be mailed or emailed, but must show an original signature.  Requests may be filed by the voter or a family member.  Absentee voters may also vote in person at the office of the Town Clerk, Monday– Friday 8 am – 5 pm until Monday September 8 at NOON.


Polling Places
All regular polling places will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on September 9th, as follows:
– Precinct A            Bates School                                    116 Elmwood Road
– Precinct B            Sprague School                                  401 School Street
– Precinct C            Upham School                                    35 Wynnewood Road
– Precinct D            Schofield School                                        27 Cedar Street
– Precinct E            Fiske School                                            45 Hastings Street
– Precinct F            Dana Hall School (Shipley Center)               142 Grove Street
– Precinct G            Wellesley Free Library (Wakelin Room)   530 Washington Street (rear entrance)
– Precinct H            Wellesley High School                           50 Rice Street (east wing)


Please avoid school locations during arrival and dismissal times to ease parking and traffic issues.


Offices on the Ballot


Senator in Congress
Edward J Markey
Brian J Herr
Donald M Berwick
Martha Coakley
Steven Grossman
Charles D Baker
Mark R Fisher
Lieutenant Governor
Leland Cheung
Stephen J Kerrigan
Michael E Lake
Karyn E Polito
Attorney General
Maura Healey
Warren E Tolman
John B Miller
Secretary of State
William Francis Galvin
David D’Arcangelo
Thomas P Conroy
Barry E Finegold
Deborah B Goldberg
Michael J Heffernan
Suzanne M Bump
Patricia S Saint Auburn
Representative in Congress
(4th District)
Joseph P Kennedy III
Councillor (3rd District)
Precincts A,C,D,E,H
Marilyn Pettito Devaney
Charles N Shapiro
Councillor (2nd District)
Precincts B,F,G
Robert I Jubinville
Bart Andrew Timilty
Senator in General Court
1st Middlesex and Norfolk
Precincts A,C,D,E,H
Cynthia Stone Cream
Senator in General Court
Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex
Precincts B,F,G
Dylan Hayre
Sara Lynn Reynolds
Richard J Ross
Representative in General Court (14th Norfolk)
Alice Hanlon Peisch
District Attorney (Norfolk County)
Michael W Morrissey
Register of Probate
Patrick McDermott
County Treasurer
Joseph A Connolly
County Commissioner
Peter H Collins
Michael J Soter
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