Although the deadline to apply for absentee ballots is NOON THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, we highly recommend submitting the application as soon as practicable.
According to the state Constitution and state law, you may vote by absentee ballot if you: will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs. The Secretary of the Commonwealth maintains a web page with instructions, forms and the deadlines to apply for an absentee ballot. Here is the web site address: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howabs.htm.
You may also apply for and cast an absentee ballot in person at your town hall. If you have further questions, you may contact the Secretary of State's Elections Division by calling toll-free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683).
Absentee ballots must be requested through your local town hall. Here is the contact information for the town clerks who serve the 3rd Plymouth District:
COHASSET - TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE 41 HIGHLAND AVE. Phone: (781) 383-4100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.townofcohasset.org Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-1p
SCITUATE - OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK 600 C J CUSHING WAY Phone: (781) 545-8743 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.town.scituate.ma.us/townhall.html Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:45p; Tu: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-11:45a