Election Information

Vote By Mail

Due to recent social distance mandates and concerns of reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are encouraging registered voters to take advantage of the option to “vote by mail” with either an Absentee or Early Voting Ballot for upcoming elections in 2020.  Outlined below are the mail-in options Dennis Voters have for casting their ballots for the 2020 election year.

                                                    Absentee (AV)              vs.            Early Voting (EV)

Application Requirements & Due Date

Application required, Applications due by noon the day prior to an Eelection.

Application required, Applications due by noon the day prior to an Election.

Eligibility

Requires qualified registered voters to have a specific reason in order to vote absentee (Absence, disability, religious belief, social distancing)

All qualified registered voters are eligible for Early Voting by mail

Tabulation of Ballots

Counted on Election Day

Counted on Election Day

Application by a Family Member

Family members may apply for an Absentee Ballot on behalf of a voter

Family members may not request a ballot on behalf of a registered voter

Once you cast the Ballot

Once a voter returns their AV ballot, they may still vote on Election Day as long as their ballot has not been processed

Once a voter returns their EV ballot and it is received by the Town Clerk’s office, it is considered a “cast ballot” and they may no longer vote on Election Day or any other way

              Request your Absentee or Early Ballot:

  • By Mail to: Dennis Town Clerk, 685 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660. Mail requests should include: voter name, Dennis street address, phone number, mailing address, signature of voter and whether you would like an Absentee Ballot or an Early Voted Ballot.
  • By emailing an official Absentee Ballot Application or an Early Voted Ballot Application to: [email protected]

For an Absentee Ballot Application CLICK HERE

For an Early Vote by Mail Application CLICK HERE 

Returning Your Ballot: Ballots can either be dropped off utilizing the drop box at the foot of the steps to the front entrance of Town Hall (tall, grey drop box), or mailed back in the included return envelope. If you are returning your ballot through the mail, please take into account possible mail delays and leave ample time for your ballot to reach the Town Clerk's Office. Ballots received after Election Day cannot be counted.

 


Where to Vote:

The five voting precincts in the Town of Dennis are:

Precinct 1: Carleton Hall, 1006 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, MA 02638

Precinct 2: Dennis Town Hall - Stone Hearing Room, 685 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660

Precinct 3: Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall Street, Dennisport, MA 02639

Precinct 4: West Dennis Graded School, 67 School Street, West Dennis, MA 02670

Precinct 5: Dennis Police Station, 90 Bob Crowell Rd, South Dennis, MA 02660 

On Election Day the Polls will be open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

If you are unsure of where you vote on Election Day you can visit the Secretary of Commonwealth's website Where Do I Vote? or call the Town Clerk's Office at 508-760-6112.

 scan Scan here to check your voter registration status.

 

Attached below are the 150 foot campaign buffers:


Upcoming Elections:

  • State Primary - September 1, 2020 (Voter Registration Deadline: August 12, 2020) 
  • Presidential Election - November 3, 2020 (Voter Registration Deadline: October 14, 2020)
    • Early Voting – Presidential Election: October 19- October 30, 2020

Election Results:


Registering to Vote/How to become a Voter:

To be eligible to register to vote in Massachusetts you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and 18 years old on or before the next election.

You may register to vote in person with any City/Town Clerk, at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, at a number of state agencies or On-line by clicking here. The completed form should then be mailed to:

Dennis Town Clerk
685 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660

To register to vote online you can click here or on the logo below. You can also use the Online Voter Registration System to change you name for voting purposes, change your address for voting purposes or to change your political party.

MA Register to vote online


Absentee Voting:

To obtain an applications for absentee ballots please click here, visit the Town Clerk's office, or visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Applications may be sent by mail to the Town Clerk's Office or dropped off in person. Deadlines to obtain absentee ballots are posted for each election at the Town Clerk's office.

Absentee ballots can only be requested by persons who will be out-of-town on Election Day, those unable to vote on Election Day due to illness and for religious reasons.

The cut off time to request an absentee ballot is Noon the day before the election.

Ballots need to be returned to the Clerk's Office on Election Day or before.


Candidates' Night

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Town Hall, Stone Hearing Room
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area

The Town Clerk's Office has put together a Candidates' Night that will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area. Candidates running for a contested race will be asked questions by the moderator. Each Candidate is given time for opening and closing remarks.

Candidates' Night will be broadcasted live on the local Channel 18 the night of the event. After the event a video will be posted online. To watch the Candidates Night online you can select the "Minutes, Agendas & Video" link on the main home page of the website or click here. On the bottom of that page, under "Other Programs and Events" is Candidates' Night. Click the "Watch Now" link to view the video.

For more information on the League of Women Voters please click here to visit their website.


Campaign Finance Information

MGL Chapter 55, Section 26, in effect on January 1, 2010, now requires local election officials to post on the municipal Web site "all campaign finance reports required to be filed with the city or town clerk if more than $1,000 in receipts, expenditures or liabilities are disclosed in a reporting period."

Campaign Finance Reports can be found by clicking the link below:


National Night Out, Kid's Voting Results