Vote by Mail Ballots

Early Vote by Mail Ballots

Early Vote by Mail Ballots are available for the Fall 2022 Elections! All registered voters may vote by mail by requesting an Early Vote by Mail Ballot.

Ballots may be dropped off in the Ballots and Payment Drop Box outside of Town Hall (across from the bell).

Vote by Mail Ballots will be mailed to voters upon written request. The deadline to request a Vote by Mail Ballot is 5 business days prior to the election date.  Ballots may not be hand carried out of the office except with a medical exemption.

If you require the ballot to be mailed out of Wellesley please allow sufficient time for mailing in both directions (generally allow 10 mailing days for a ballot to go out of Wellesley and be returned).

If the ballot is to be mailed out of the United States please allow additional time to accomplish the mailing. If you wish the ballot to be mailed by express/priority or FedEx type service, you must provide us with the mailing materials and payment. Otherwise the ballot will be mailed standard U.S. Mail. Out of country voters are encouraged to use expedited mailing for return of the ballot. UOCAVA voters (out of country) may also qualify for email balloting please contact town clerk for details.

For more information see the Secretary of State website.  Applications are available here.


Absentee Ballots


Absentee ballots continue to be available.  To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must:

  • Be away from Wellesley on Election Day; or
  • Have a disability that keeps you from voting at your polling place; or
  • Have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election day.
If eligible for a by mail absentee ballot, request one using the Absentee Ballot Application.  Requests require a signature. Applications with a signature may be emailed to Elections@WellesleyMA.gov or dropped off in the drop box or mailed to Town Hall no later than 5 business days before an election.

Turning in the Ballot


Absentee ballots must be received by the Clerk's office on or before polls close on election day at 8:00 PM.

By appointment only, voters may apply for an absentee ballot in person until noon the day before an election and vote at the same time. Ballots cannot be hand carried out of the office. Please call 781-431-1019, ext. 2258 for an appointment.