Photo: Belmont’s Town Election is today.
The annual Belmont Town Election takes place today, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, according to Town Clerk Ellen Cushman.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
And below is information that will make the process of casting your ballot all the easier.
For voting purposes, Belmont is divided into eight voting precincts, located as follows:
- Precinct 1 – Belmont Memorial Library, Assembly Room, 336 Concord Ave.
- Precinct 2 – Belmont Town Hall, Selectmen’s Room, 455 Concord Ave.
- Precinct 3 – Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St.
- Precinct 4 – Daniel Butler School, Gymnasium, 90 White St.
- Precinct 5 – Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St.
- Precinct 6 – Belmont Fire Headquarters, 299 Trapelo Rd.
- Precinct 7 – Burbank School, Gymnasium, 266 School St.
- Precinct 8 – Winn Brook School, Gymnasium, 97 Waterhouse Rd. (Enter from Cross Street)
Please adhere to the posted parking restrictions and use caution to ensure the safety of pedestrians around the voting precincts.
Are You Registered to Vote in Belmont and Eligible to Vote April 5?
If you are wondering if you are a registered voter and/or your voting precinct, please go to the Town Clerk’s webpage or phone the Town Clerk’s office at 617-993-2600.
The deadline to register to vote and make changes to voter registration such as address was March 18 at 8 p.m. Any forms received after that date or not postmarked by that date will be process AFTER the election.
Arrive early, consider traffic and limited parking
Belmont Police will designate some voter parking at each of the polling locations however with a busy election, parking close to the polling locations is often a challenge. Plan ahead: consider walking, carpooling with a friend or voting “off peak” during the middle of the day. Only voters who arrive at the precinct and are in line for the Voter Check-In before the close of polls at 8 p.m. can be permitted to vote; those who arrive too late will miss out.
Election Day campaigning
The Town Clerk and the Board of Registrars of Voters remind all residents that campaign signs, stickers, buttons or materials may NOT be displayed within 150 feet of each polling place. This prohibition, per Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 54, §65, even extends to a candidate whose name is on the ballot, when the candidate is not actively voting. The Town Clerk’s website posts a map displaying the 150-foot radius sunder Campaigning: Running for Elected Office and Town Meeting.
Election Results – How Do I Find Out the Results?
Election results for each precinct are announced by the Warden of each precinct after the close of the polls. The unofficial townwide results will be announced at Town Hall and posted on the home page of the Town website as soon as they are available Tuesday evening or phone the Town Clerk’s office at 617-993-2600 on Wednesday morning. Campaign representatives are welcome to wait at Town Hall for the printed results.