If you are going to be out of town that day, have a physical disability, or will be absent due to a religious belief, registered voters may cast an absentee ballot, beginning April 9.  The first step is to complete an application.  Applications for absentee ballots must be made in writing or email and include:

        • request for the ballot
        • voter’s name,
        • residential address,
        • address where the ballot should be mailed and,
        • voter’s signature 

You can also pick up an application form outside the Town Clerk’s office or go online to http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-….   Mail your application to: Town Clerk, PO Box 264, Shutesbury, MA 01072.  The signed application can be scanned and emailed to townclerk@ shutesbury.org.  I will mail the ballot to you.  Please allow plenty of time for mailing application and ballots materials back and forth.  You may also vote absentee in person at the Town Clerk’s office during regular office hours until noon on Friday, May 4.