Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Due to COVID-19, all voters may request a ballot by mail for elections held through December 15, 2021.

To request a ballot, please file a ballot request with the Town Clerk stating your voting name and address and birth date and the address where your ballot is to be sent. This form must be signed and returned by email, U.S. mail, or dropped in the Elections & Payment Drop Box outside of Town Hall:
Office of the Town Clerk
Wellesley Town Hall
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
OR
email address: Elections@wellesleyma.gov

A ballot will be mailed to you upon receipt of a request when available.  Vote by Mail Applications may be submitted at anytime.

The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot is the Wednesday prior to election day at 5:00 PM. Due to mail time, it is recommended that Vote by Mail Ballots requests be made by as early as possible. 

Vote by Mail Ballots

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 request.  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.

Turning in the Ballot


Mail-in ballots must be received by the Clerk's office on or before the close of the polls on election day - 8:00 PM.

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; or
  • Are taking precautions relating to COVID-19 considered to be a physical disability.
If eligible for a by mail absentee ballot, request one using the Absentee Ballot Application.

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.

Turning in the Ballot


Mail-in ballots must be received by the Clerk's office on or before the close of the polls on election day - 8:00 PM.