State Primary Election - Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Information

The State Primary Election will take place Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  (This is the day after Labor Day.)

The deadline to register to vote, or to change your party enrollment for the State Primary is Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  The Town Clerk’s Office will be open until 8:00pm that evening for voter registration.  You may also register online, or check your registration, through the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Online Voter Registration System.

Absentee Ballots for the State Primary are available now.  You may request an absentee ballot if you are a registered voter who will be unable to make it to the polls on Election Day due to:

  • Absence from town during normal polling hours; or
  • Physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or
  • Religious belief

You may request to have a ballot mailed to you, or you may vote in person at the Town Clerk’s counter during regular business hours.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018.

Click here for an Application for an Absentee Ballot, and more information on Absentee Voting.

If you are registered as an “Unenrolled” voter (sometimes referred to as “independent”), you will need to choose which ballot you would like to receive:  Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian.   

Following are links to the sample ballots: 

Precinct 1 - Democratic Party Sample Ballot

Precinct 1 - Republican Party Sample Ballot

Precinct 1 - Libertarian Party Sample Ballot

Precinct 2 - Democratic Party Sample Ballot

Precinct 2 - Republican Party Sample Ballot

Precinct 2 - Libertarian Party Sample Ballot

If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-422-8111 ext 2307 or 2308, or by email at townclerk@sterling-ma.gov.