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Absentee ballots now available for presidential primary

February 2, 2020 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters who can’t get to their local polling location for the upcoming presidential primaries can now pick up absentee ballots.

Voters who will be out of town on March 3, or who have a disability or religious belief which prevents them from voting at their polling place, are eligible to vote by absentee ballot.

Those who need a ballot mailed to them may send an absentee ballot application to their city or town hall. Family members may also complete the application on a voter’s behalf.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin is recommending voters submit absentee ballot applications as soon as possible to allow time for the ballot to be mailed to the voter and returned to their city or town hall.

Ballots must be delivered to the local election office by the close of polls on March 3 in order to be counted.

Voters who are able to visit their city or town hall during regular business hours may complete their absentee ballot in person in their local election office.

Early voting will also be available Feb. 24 to 28 for all voters.

Absentee ballot applications can be found on Galvin’s website.