Election and Voting Resources

 
    • The Town of Norfolk is divided into 4 voting precincts.
    • All election day voting is held at the
      Freeman-Kennedy School - 70 Boardman Street
    • All in person early voting is held at the
      Town Hall - 1 Liberty Lane - Ground Floor
    • There is a secure ballot drop box located at the back entrance to the building.
      The drop box is under 24 hour video monitoring.


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Accessible voting for voters with disabilities
Massachusetts is committed to making voting accessible for all voters.
Informational video click:  VIDEO
Further information click: INFO

Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot
In most elections in Massachusetts, voters can choose to vote by mail. Accessible vote by mail ballots are available for certain voters. If you are blind or have a vision impairment, have a mobility or dexterity disability, or have another disability that makes it difficult for you to mark a paper ballot, you can request an accessible vote by mail ballot.

Applying for your Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot
To request your Vote by Mail ballot, you will need to submit a Vote by Mail application to our office:

  • By mail
  • By e-mail or fax
  • In person

Vote by Mail applications can be downloaded or printed here. Further, any written request with your signature is an acceptable application. You can simply write a signed letter to our office to apply for your ballot. You must include in your application or letter a statement saying that you need to use an accessible vote by mail ballot as an accommodation due to a disability that prevents you from marking a paper ballot. To access the accessible vote by mail system, you must provide an email address. 
Applications can be submitted by mail, email, fax or in person. Your application must include a signature that can be compared to your hand-written signature. If you are unable to sign your application due to a disability, you may type your name and include a statement that you are unable to sign your application due to a disability.

Application Deadlines
Any mail-in ballot must be requested in writing by 5 p.m. on the 5th business day before the election. Your application can only be accepted if it has reached your local election office by the deadline. Apply as early as possible.

Voting by Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot
Once your application has been received by your local election office, they will send two emails to the email address provided on your application. One will include instructions for accessing the system and returning your completed ballot and the second will give you a unique access PIN to use to login. 
You can use the accessible vote by mail system to mark your ballot using a computer or mobile device. Once you’re done voting, you can return your ballot electronically or print your completed ballot.

Returning Your Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot Electronically
To return the ballot electronically, you will need to review the ballot materials and ballot before submitting the ballot to your local election official using the secure web portal. Ballots returned electronically must be received by the close of polls on Election Day.

Returning Your Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot by Mail or in Person
To return a ballot by mail, in a secure drop box, or in person at your local election office, you must be able to print your ballot. To print and return your ballot, you must inform your local election office so they can send you a secrecy envelope and return mailing envelope. Your request for the materials must be received by the local election office by 5 p.m. on the 5th business day before the election. 
Once you have printed your ballot, fold it into thirds. If your ballot is more than one page, fold all the pages together. Seal your folded ballot in the yellow secrecy envelope provided by your local election office.
The secrecy envelope will have a signature line marked by a hole punched in the envelope. Complete the affidavit by signing to the right of the hole punch. If you are unable to sign the secrecy envelope by hand, you must include the electronic Affidavit of Compliance generated by the accessible vote by mail system.
Put your sealed secrecy envelope (and the Affidavit of Compliance if needed) into the white mailing envelope. Seal the envelope. The mailing envelope will already be addressed to your local election office and have the postage prepaid.

You can return your ballot by:

  • Mailing it back using the envelope provided
  • Hand-delivering your ballot to our office
  • Dropping your ballot off at 1 Liberty Lane during early voting hours
  • Using the ballot drop box located at the parking lot entrance to the building, 1 Liberty Lane

Ballots cannot be dropped off at a polling place on Election Day.
Ballots must reach your local election office by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be counted.


POLITICAL PARTIES AND POLITICAL DESIGNATIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Abbreviation Political Party
D

Democratic Party

R

Republican Party

U Unenrolled (formerly Independent)

  Political Designations  
A - Conservative M - Timesizing Not Down Y - World Citizens Party
B - Natural Law Party N - New Alliance Party Z - Working Families
C - New World Council O - Massachusetts Independent Party AA - Pizza Party
E - Reform Party P - Prohibition BB - American Term Limits
F - Rainbow Coalition Q - American Independent CC - United Independent Party
G - Green Party USA S - Socialist DD - Twelve Visions Party
H - We The People T - Interdependent Third Party GG - Workers Party
J - Green-Rainbow V - America First Party HH - Unity Party
K - Constitution Party W - Veterans Party America  Latino-Vote Party
L - Libertarian X - Pirate  The People's Party





In 2016, the Norfolk Town Clerk's office received a Gold Medal in the Election Modernization Early Voting Challenge!

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In total there were 162 communities to receive recognition; thirty-five Gold medal winners,
one-hundred fourteen Silver Medal Winners, thirteen communities received Honorable Mention.