Once you are registered to vote in Westford, and continue to reside in Westford, you can vote in any and all elections that occur in Westford. Voter registration deadlines are meant for residents who are not currently on Westford’s voter checklist and wish to vote in an upcoming election.
To register to vote, you can:
1) Apply online using the Online Voter Registration System,
2) Apply in person at the town office, or
3) Complete and mail the application to the Town Office. Please note, if this is the first time registering to vote in Vermont and you are mailing your application, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable forms of IDs are a copy of a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport), current utility bill, current bank statement, or another government document.
The deadline for registering to vote is 5pm on the Wednesday preceding an election. If that date falls on a legal holiday, then the deadline is extended to 5pm on the Thursday preceding the election.
Registered voters can update personal information, request absentee ballots, view sample ballots and more on the My Voter Page.
The Voter’s Oath
If you have previously voted in Vermont you do not need to take the voter’s oath again, unless you want to take it as an affirmation. First time Vermont voters must take the oath. It can be administered by a commissioned military officer or by any other person qualified to administer oaths, any person over the age of 18, or by yourself. The person who administered the oath, or you if you are attesting for yourself that you have taken the oath, must date and sign the attestation in the box on the Vermont application.
Any registered voter, or an authorized person on his/her behalf, may request an absentee (early) ballot for any reason. A request may be made in person at the town office, by phone or by email.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5pm the Monday before an election. Please allow sufficient time if you want the ballot mailed. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day. Post marks are not accepted.
Please note: only the voter may pick up his/her ballot from the town office, all other requests must be mailed. This is State law. However, anyone can deliver the voted ballot to the Town Office before Election Day or to the polls Election Day.
If you have any questions about registering to vote or the absentee ballot process, please contact the Town Office at 878-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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