Voting & Elections

Poll Location (all Precincts)

62 Capron Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

The polls are open in all elections from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

When you approach the check-in table, first tell the poll worker the name of the street where you live, then the number of your residence and finally your name. As the voters list is arranged by street, this is the quickest way to receive your ballot and keep the lines moving.

In a primary election, voters who are registered in a political party only may obtain a ballot for that party. If you are an "unenrolled voter" (commonly referred to as an "independent voter"), you may request the ballot of any party participating in the primary election.

If your name does not appear on the list of voters, the poll worker should contact the warden to determine if you are registered in another precinct. If you are on another precinct list, you will be directed to the precinct. All precincts are located at the same polling place.

If you are not on any list in the Town, but believe you are registered, you may request a "provisional" ballot. The provisional ballot allows you to cast your vote. The provisional ballot will be counted if it is determined the voter is registered in Uxbridge. The Registrars of Voters will review each provisional ballot to determine if the votes should be counted.

Once you receive a ballot, you cast your votes in the privacy of the voting booth. You may vote for the choices available on the ballot, or , if you prefer, write-in the name of a candidate in the space provided on the ballot. If you make an error in marking your ballot, you must return it to the poll worker to have it marked as "spoiled". Then you may receive a new ballot. If you are disabled and need assistance, someone who can provide the necessary assistance may accompany you. Or, you can request a poll worker to provide you with confidential, nonpartisan help. When you have finished voting, you must proceed to the checkout table and again state the street where you live, the number of your residence and your name. (The check-in/check-out procedure allows for a full accounting of all ballots to reduce the chance of fraud.) After you have checked-out, you deposit your ballot in the ballot box.

Prohibited Activities

State law prohibits the display of political paraphernalia within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling location. Signs, stickers and even lapel buttons are not permitted within this restricted zone.

Permanently Disabled Voters

A voter who is permanently disabled need not submit a request for an absentee ballot every election. If such a voter submits a note from a registered physician indicating that he is disabled permanently, the Town Clerk will send an application for an absentee ballot twenty-eight days before every election. The application will be as complete as the Town Clerk can make it, and the voter in most cases only will have to sign the application and return it. Upon the Town Clerk's receipt of the signed application, the voter will be sent an absentee ballot.

In the event that the Town Clerk cannot find the name of a voter requesting an absentee ballot, the voter must be sent a provisional absentee ballot with a letter explaining the reason and procedure.

If the voter submits the application in person, he may obtain the ballot (call first to see if it available) and vote over-the-counter. If the ballot is not available, it will be sent to the voter when available. When the absentee ballot application is received by the Town Clerk through the mail, the ballot will be sent by mail to the voter. Ballots may be returned by mail, or in person. Ballot envelopes must be signed by the voter. If the voter is unable to sign, an assisting person may do so.

Specially Qualified Voters

In addition to registered voters, certain "specially qualified voters" may vote by absentee ballot. A "specially qualified voter" is a person who is a Massachusetts citizen, living outside of the United States, who is at least eighteen years old and whose last residence in the United States was Massachusetts. You also may be a "specially qualified voter" if you are otherwise eligible to be a registered and your present domicile (a place where you live and plan to remain) is Massachusetts and you are: out of the Town because you are in the active service of the armed forces or merchant marine of the United States, or a spouse or dependent of such person; absent from the Commonwealth; or confined in a correctional facility or jail except if by reason of a felony conviction.

Return of Ballots

In general, absentee ballots must be received before the polls close to be counted. However, absentee ballots for the state general election completed outside the United States will be counted if received by 5:00 p.m. on the tenth day following the election. This exception does not apply to Uxbridge town elections or state primaries.

A listing of all voters who obtained absentee ballots is sent to the poll locations to prevent such a voter from voting a second time.

If the Town Clerk learns that an absentee voter has died before the election, that ballot will not be counted.