Election FAQs

GENERAL ELECTION FAQS

What is the next election?

Statewide General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Polls Open: 7 AM to 8 PM

Fairbank Gym: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 5  
Town Hall: Precincts 4, 6

(Voting at Fairbank?  See details on voting during the new community center construction here. )

How Can I Register to Vote/Check My Registration Status?

You can register to vote online, check your status, update your address etc. at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr any time, any day, 24/7. 

 

The last day to register to vote for this election is Saturday, October 29, 2022. 

 

The Town Clerk’s Office at 322 Concord Road, Sudbury is also open for in-person voter registration during the hours below:.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

They will also be open until 5PM on Saturday, October 29 for in-person registration. 

How Can I Vote in this Election?

You can vote Early By Mail, Early in Person, and on Election Day in Person for this election.

How Do I vote Early By Mail?

Voting by Mail is available now for every primary and state election. You do not need a reason to vote by mail. Apply Now through November 1 - here's how:  How to vote by mail.

Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office by 8 pm on November 8, 2022 (Election Day) or postmarked by 11/8/22 and received in the Town Clerk’s office by November 12th to be counted.  Completed Ballots can not be left at the polling place.  Reminder: Once your mail in ballot is received by the Town Clerk’s office it is cast and you can not vote again.

How Do I Vote Early in Person?

Yes.  Early Voting in person is available to all registered voters who prefer to cast their ballot prior to election day.  Early voting for the November 8, 2022 State Election will be held October 22 – November 4.

NOTE: ALL EARLY IN PERSON VOTING IS DONE AT THE TOWN HALL - EVEN IF YOU NORMALLY VOTE ELSEWHERE ON ELECTION DAY.

 

  • EARLY VOTING DATES: Saturday, October 22 – through Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:30pm.

  • HOURS: M, W, Th) 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tu) 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM F) 8:30 AM -12:30 PM

  • Saturday Oct. 22th- 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Saturday Oct. 29th- 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • LOCATION: Town Clerk’s Office, Lower Town Hall, 322 Concord Road.

 

How Do I Vote on Election Day in Person?

NOTE!

Every 10 years after the Federal census, State law requires that every Muncipality redraw their maps based on the new population numbers.  Beginning with the March 28th, 2022 Town Election, Sudbury will have a new precinct map.  The polling places for future elections will be as follows:

Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 5
Fairbank Community Center
40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

7am - 8pm

 

Precincts 4 and 6
Town Hall
322 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

7am - 8pm

If your voting district has changed, you should have been notified by mail earlier in 2022 (in the annual census). If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office. Email: clerk@sudbury.ma.us; Phone: (978) 639 - 3351

 

How do I find my polling place/new precinct?

See the new precinct map and find your polling place here.

Who is running in this general election?

On the ballot are candidates for the statewide offices below.  See a Specimen Ballot here.

To learn more about the candidates, visit Vote411.org to view their profiles.

  • Representative in United States Congress

  • Governor

  • Lieutenant Governor

  • Attorney General

  • Secretary of State

  • State Treasurer

  • State Auditor

  • Governor's Council

  • State Senator

  • State Representative

  • District Attorney

  • Sheriff

  • County Commissioner (only in certain counties)

  • statewide ballot questions.*

What are the Ballot Questions?

Ballot Question 1 – Additional Tax on Income Over One Million Dollars

Ballot Question 2 – Regulation of Dental Insurance

Ballot Question 3 – Expanded Availability of Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

Ballot Question 4 – Eligibility for Driver’s Licenses

Ballot Question Online Forums, October 12, 13 and 17th: 

https://www.lwvsudbury.org/post/understanding-those-ballot-questions-listen-to-a-forum-webinar

More information and a downloadable PDF of "Massachusetts Information for Voters" guide (aka the "red book") can be found here:

https://www.lwvsudbury.org/post/what-are-the-ballot-questions-for-the-upcoming-state-election

Other Questions

Have more questions?  See the Elections Page  on the town website and the Massachusetts Elections Division page.