A voter’s guide to the Town Election on May 4

Apr 24, 2021

Eight positions are up for votes at the annual Town Election on May 4. Polling places around town will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m for those who want to vote in person.

Residents’ polling places are determined by their precinct: 

• Precincts one and six: Town Hall auditorium, located at 54 Marion Rd.

• Precincts two and three: Ethel E. Hammond School, located at 13 Highland Ave.

• Precincts four and five: Redman Hall, located at 745 Main St.

Social distancing will be enforced at polling places, and only four voters will be allowed into each precinct at a time.

Voters will also be required to wear masks, but masks or other clothing items that promote a specific candidate or candidate’s slogan are prohibited inside the polling places.

To keep the precinct sanitary and safe, antibacterial wipes will be used on pens, styluses, tables, voting booths, doors and other exposed surfaces. Voting machines will be cleaned with antiseptic wipes and microfiber cloths. Pump bottles of hand sanitizer with 75 percent alcohol will be available for voters. 

Each voter will be given a pen along with their ballot and will take that pen with them when they leave.

The floor will be marked at 6 feet intervals for social distancing.

Early, in-person voting 

Voters also have the option to vote in person before election day. Simply call the Town Clerk’s office at 508-291-3140 and make an appointment to vote in person at the Town Hall. 

Early in-person voting is available during regular Town Hall business hours from April 19 until May 3 until noon. Town Hall hours are as follows: 

• Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Tuesday: 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

• Friday: closed

The positions that are open are one three-year Selectmen’s seat, two three-year assessors positions, two three-year school committee positions, one three-year deputy moderator position, and two three-year seats as sewer commissioner: one user and one non-user.

Wareham Week will be publishing profiles of candidates running in contested races in the coming days.