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Special State Primary Election - Tuesday, September 4th
SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY

A Special State Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2007 to fill the vacancy for Representative in the U.S. Congress, 5th District (Marty Meehan's former position).  The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN A PRIMARY?
The following Political Parties will be choosing candidates for the October 16th State Election ballot at this Primary:  Democrat, Republican, Green Rainbow or Working Families.  All voters who were registered in Concord as of August 15th, and are registered in one of those 4 Parties, or as Unenrolled (formerly called "Independent"), are eligible to participate in this Primary.  Voters registered in any other Political Designation (Libertarian, Conservative, etc.) are not eligible to vote in this Primary, but will be eligible to vote in the October 16th election.  If you wish to check on your voting status in Concord, contact the Town Clerk's Office.

WHERE DO I VOTE?
Polling places for this election will remain the same as the past several elections - Precinct 1 will vote at the Planning & Land Management Building at 141 Keyes Road; Precincts 2 and 3 will vote at Harvey Wheeler Community Center at 1276 Main Street; Precinct 4 will vote at Ripley Building at 120 Meriam Road; and Precinct 5 will vote at the Hunt Gymnasium at 90 Stow Street.  If you are not sure where you vote, either check the Town's Web Site, or contact the Town Clerk's Office.  All the polling places are handicapped accessible.  In addition, a specially equipped terminal is now available to assist voters who are visually or manually disabled in completing a ballot independently.  Check with the Town Clerk's Office, or with the Warden at the polling place, for further information.

If you are unable to come to the polls in person on Election Day due to (1) absence from Concord during polling hours; (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief, then you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot.  Absentee balloting may be done at the Town Clerk's Office in person prior to Election Day, or by mail.  The application deadline for absentee ballots is Friday, August 31 at 5:00 pm.  If you were mailed an absentee ballot, please see that it is returned to the Town Clerk's Office prior to 8:00 pm on Election Day (Tuesday, September 4).  Absentee ballots may not be brought to the polling place.

FURTHER INFORMATON
If you have questions, feel free to contact the Town Clerk's Office at 978-318-3080, or via


 
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