Public Safety ComplexTolland Town Hall
206 West Granville Road
Tolland, MA 01034
The polls are open:
- Federal Elections:
- State Elections : 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (may vary)
- Town Elections: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. However, the Board of Selectmen have the authority to set fewer hours.
The Voting Process:
Checking in: When you approach the check-in table, first tell the poll worker the name of street where you live, then the number of your residence and finally your name. The voters list is arranged by street.
Voting in a Primary Election: You must be registered in a political party obtain a ballot for that party. If you are an "unenrolled voter" (commonly referred to as an "independent voter"), you may request the ballot of any party participating in the primary election.
What if Your Name is not on the List of Voters? If your name does not appear on the list of voters, the poll worker should contact the Town Clerk to determine if you are registered in another precinct. If you are on another precinct list, you will be directed to that precinct. All six precincts are located at the same polling place.
If you are not on any list in the Town, but believe you registered, you may request an "escrow" ballot. The escrow ballot allows you to cast your votes. Escrow ballots will not be counted in the tally of votes unless any race is close enough that the number of escrow ballots could affect the outcome. In such cases, the Registrars of Voters will review each of the escrow ballots individually to determine which should be counted.
The Voting Booth: Once you receive a ballot, you cast your votes in the privacy of the voting booth. You may vote for the choices available on the ballot or, if you prefer, write-in the name of a candidate in space provided on the ballot.
If you mismark your ballot, you must return it to the poll worker to have it marked as "spoiled" so that you may receive a new ballot.
If you are disabled and need assistance, you may be accompanied by someone who can provide the needed assistance or request a poll worker to provide you with confidential, nonpartisan help.
When you have finished voting, you must proceed to the check-out table and again state the street where you live, the number of your residence and your name. (The check-in/check-out procedure allows for a full accounting of all ballots to reduce the chance of fraud.)
After you have checked-out, you deposit your ballot in the ballot box.
State law prohibits the display of political paraphernalia within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling location. Signs, stickers and even lapel buttons are not permitted within this restricted zone.