9/8/2016 State Primary and absentee ballot instructions
State Primary Sept. 8, 2016
Voting at the Public Safety Complex (PSC) 7:00 am-8:00 pm

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Reasons for needing absentee ballots are:
  Absence from the town during the hours the polls are open.
Physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place.
Religious belief.

Absentee ballot request forms are available at the Town Hall, online at www.tolland-ma.gov, or at State of Ma website under elections. The deadline for submitting this completed and signed request form is noon on Wednesday September 7, 2016. IMPORTANT: If you are registered as “U” (unenrolled) you must check off on the request form which political party ballot you wish to receive.

The absentee ballot can’t be dropped in the front door mail drop; mail it  or hand deliver it to the Town Clerk up until close of polls (8 pm).  You also may arrange with the Town Clerk to come in and vote your absentee ballot at the Town Hall prior to the election, refer to contact information below.

Important to remember; once I receive your request for absentee ballot I will send the ballot via US Mail.  Be sure to follow the instructions when completing the absentee ballot which includes filling out the front of the brown envelope, signing it and sealing your ballot into it.

Any questions please do not hesitate to call 413-258-4794 X102 or email me at townclerk@tolland-ma.com   “Sue” Susan H. Voudren, Town Clerk


“People often say that in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people.  Of course, that is not true.  Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote – a very different thing.”  Walter H. Judd