Informational Ballots for Presidential Primary
The Massachusetts Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2012. Precinct 1 voters will vote at the Groton Senior Center, 163 West Main St (Rt. 225). Precincts 2 and 3 will vote at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School (North), 344 Main St (Rt. 119). Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on March 6.
Rules for Primaries: If you are a member of a political party (i.e. Republican, Democratic or Green-Rainbow), you will be issued a primary ballot of that party at the polls. If you are "Unenrolled" (i.e. a registered voter with no party affiliation), you will have your choice of ballot at the poll. You may only chose one ballot. Once you request a ballot, you can not change it for another. The choice of a ballot does not enroll you in that party. Please study the Informational Ballots (to the right) ahead of time so you can make an informed choice.
If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or email@example.com.
Absentee Ballots Available
Absentee ballots for the March 6 Presidential Preference Primary are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
Please plan ahead. Monday, March 5 at Noon is the last day and hour to request an absentee ballot. Ballots are available now for those who know they meet the above criteria. Contact the Town Clerk’s office at 978-448-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Groton Town Clerk would like to remind the public (especially those who campaign), of Groton’s policy regarding signage at the polls and the 150 foot rule. Precincts 2 and 3 are housed at the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School North School District located at 346 Main Street. Precinct 1 is housed at the Senior Center located at 163 West Main Street in West Groton. All candidates and supporters must abide by the sign policy adopted by the Board of Selectmen. There are no unattended signs allowed at the polling locations. Attended signs however, are allowed at the polling location outside the 150 foot radius. “Attended” constitutes a person is holding or standing immediately adjacent to a sign.
As an additional reminder, candidates and their workers must abide by MGL 54:65, more commonly known as the 150 foot rule. At the polling sites on Election Day, we will have signs marking the radius of 150 foot from the entrances to the polling places. All candidates and campaign workers must remain outside the 150 foot mark if they are campaigning in any way. No stickers, signs, badges, or other campaign paraphernalia will be allowed beyond this point. There is no oral campaigning within this 150 foot area.
If you have any questions regarding election day procedures, please feel free to contact the Clerk’s office at 978-448-1100.