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Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Absentee ballots are also available for Winchester residents.

The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 State Election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Citizens not registered to vote in Winchester and who will be 18 years or older on or before Nov. 6, can register by mail or in person at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours will be extended until 8 p.m. for voter registration on Oct. 17.

Voter registration forms are available to download at the Town of Winchester’s website They are also available at the Post Office and Winchester Public Library, and need to be postmarked no later than Oct. 17.

Absentee ballots are available for voters who expect to be out of town on Election Day, or who are not able to get to the polls because of illness or physical disability. Voters who are temporarily or indefinitely overseas are eligible to vote absentee and are eligible to vote with an Electronic Absentee Ballot this year. 

If you, or a family member are heading overseas, please contact the Town Clerk immediately at townclerk@winchester.us for assistance. 

Voters may apply to have a ballot mailed to them, or they may vote in person at the Office of the Town Clerk starting immediately up until noon on Monday Nov, 5.  

The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Precincts 1 and 2: Muraco School, Bates Rd
  • Precincts 3 and 4: McCall Middle School, Main St
  • Precincts 5 and 6: Jenks Senior Center, Skillings Rd
  • Precincts 7 and 8: Lynch School, Brantwood and Horn Pond Brook Rds 

Voters will be electing a president and vice president, members of Congress, the state Senate and House of Representatives, Governor’s Council, county officials as well as Regional Vocational School Committee.

There are five statewide ballot questions, three binding and two non-binding on this year’s ballot. 

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