Voting by Mail in Bedford’s March 13 Election? Be Sure Your Ballot Arrives on Time!

The lock box to the right of the door to Bedford’s Town Hall is the authorized depository for mail-in and absentee ballots

If you plan to vote by mail in next Saturday’s town election, you probably should plan to be your own delivery service to make sure your ballot arrives on time.

Voters are encouraged to deliver their ballots to the secure, locked dropbox built into the wall to the right of the entrance to Bedford Town Hall at 10 Mudge Way any time before the polls close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 13.

Using the Town Hall dropbox is not only guaranteed, but it’s also ‘economical’—the ballot’s oversize envelope requires additional postage.

Town Clerk Bridget Rodrigue noted that the U.S. Postal Service says delivery could take a week or longer, even locally. “If you want to make sure it is here on time, the best thing is to drop it in the box in front of Town Hall.”

Rodrigue noted that she will continue to mail ballots on request through Tuesday. She said her office sent more than 2,000 on the first day of the system; since then requests have continued to come in, though “they’re trickling down.”

Voters can also cast absentee ballots next week, but they should call the clerk’s office at 781-275-0083 for an appointment since the building has been closed to general traffic during the pandemic. Rodrigue said that as of Friday morning, only one voter had used this option.

Voters who receive ballots by mail can still opt to vote in person, she said. The polls will be open at John Glenn Middle School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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