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Voter Registration Deadline is Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Hamilton and Wenham residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have until Wednesday to register. Here's how, with links to mail-in voter registration forms and how to request an absentee ballot.

Hamilton and Wenham residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have just today before the Massachusetts voter registration deadline arrives.

The registration deadline is Oct 17. The Town Clerk's office at both Hamilton Town Hall and Wenham Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday because it is a voter registration deadline day to take in-person registrations. 

Residents can also download a mail-in voter registration form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Once that form is filled out and signed, it must be mailed to the Town Clerk's Office and postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17 for you to be eligible to vote.

Massachusetts also allows voters to vote by absentee ballot, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website, if they:

  • Will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, and/or
  • Have a physical disability that prevents them from voting at the polling
    place, and/or
  • Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded from the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website or picked up at the Town Clerk's office. The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, Monday, Nov. 5, although it is recommended to submit the application as soon as possible.

If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

For more information, visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website or call the Wenham Town Clerk's office at 978-468-5520, X1 or the Hamilton Town Clerk's office at 978-468-5570.

kerstin locherie October 21, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Obama is the new Napoleon---Napoleon saw nationalism as indispensable to maintaining the loyalty of the French people to his regime. . The trick was for Napoleon to build a personality cult around himself so that the French people would identify him with France itself and therefore make loyalty to him equivalent to loyalty to France. However, by identifying national loyalty with one man, Napoleon inadvertently weakened the inspirational force of nationalism and thus his own power.Napoleon's power and success up until 1808 apparently blinded him to his own limitations.He also left France BANKRUPT-and like Napoleon we intend to banish him to an island after he was relieved of his duties!!
Anne Sweeney October 21, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Candidates in person throughout the Country. Where have you seen him supporting and advocating for the democratic party. If this was the party of solutions ? Only Mitt Romney has proven he can cross over the isle and reach a consensus, moving forward. What we have here is a selfish presidency ? We need a uniter not a divider !

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