ADAMS -- Absentee ballots for the Thursday, Sept. 6, state primary are available in the town clerk’s office.
Residents may vote absentee if they will be absent from town on Election Day, have a physical disability that prevents them from voting at the polls or can’t vote due to religious beliefs.
All applications for an absentee ballot must be made in writing no later than noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Family members of a person qualified to vote by absentee may request an absentee ballot on their behalf.
It is important to request an absentee ballot as soon as possible, as the town clerk must mail the ballot to the voter. A voter may also apply for an absentee ballot and then vote in the town clerk’s office during the same visit. However, this process also has a Sept. 5 noontime deadline.
The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the state primary is Friday, Aug. 17. The town clerk’s office will remain open until 8 p.m. on that day.
Voting will take place at the Department of Public Works Garage, 92 N. Summer St. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents with questions regarding the status of their voter registration or the absentee process should call the town clerk’s office at (413) 743-8320, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.