In-Person Early Voting in Watertown Starts This Week

Watertown voters can take part in early voting for the 2024 Presidential Primary during six days in late February and early March. Along with candidates for President, voters can vote for the party’s State Committee Man, State Committee Woman, and Town Committee. Polling places for the Presidential Primaries will be open on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The City of Watertown sent out the following information:

In-Person Early Voting for the Presidential Primaries Election will be held at City Hall located at 149 Main Street, Watertown in the Philip Pane Lower Hearing Room on the ground floor on the following dates and hours:

Saturday, February 24, 2024: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday, February 25, 2024: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Monday, February 26, 2024: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, February 27, 2024: 8:30am – 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 28, 2024: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Thursday, February 29, 2024: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Friday, March 1, 2024: 8:30am – 5:00pm

If you have any questions concerning the Election or where to go to vote, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 617-715-8686 or visit the Election and Voter Information page. Voters can also cast ballots by mail. The City Clerk’s Office said: “Massachusetts voters now have the option to vote early by mail in all Municipal, State and Federal Elections, with no excuse required.

Early Voting in 2023 Election Approved by City Council; Fewer Days Than Prior Years

Watertown voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots in person before election day in the 2023 Watertown City Election, but there will be fewer early voting days than previous elections. Under the state’s VOTES Act cities and towns have the opportunity to offer early voting, but must opt in. For Watertown that means a vote of the City Council, said City Clerk Janet Murphy. Voters will also be able to vote by mail, and at voting locations on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.

Early In-Person Voting Begins This Weekend in Watertown

The City of Watertown announced the start of early voting on Saturday, Oct. 22 at City Hall. It continues until Friday, Nov. 4. The City of Watertown sent out the following information:

Watertown registered voters, In Person Early Voting for the MA State Election is October 22 – November 4, 2022, in the Philip Pane Lower Hearing Room Ground Floor, Watertown City Hall 149 Main Street, Watertown.

Big Voter Turnout Already in Watertown From Mail-In Ballots, Early Voting

The ballot drop off box outside Watertown’s Town Hall. Many Watertown voters have already cast their ballot in the 2020 Presidential Election, with the number of votes already received by the Town Clerk’s office nearly as high as the total cast in the September Preliminary Election. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 percent of Watertown’s registered voters had turned in their ballots, according to Town Manager Michael Driscoll, who got the latest numbers from Town Clerk John Flynn. The Town sent out 13,255 vote-by-mail and absentee ballots, many of which have already been returned, Driscoll said, plus early voting started on Oct. 17 and continues through Oct.

Early Voting for Presidential Election Begins Saturday Oct. 17

Watertown residents can head to Town Hall beginning Saturday to cast their ballot in the Presidential Election. This election, there will be 14 days of early, in-person voting at Town Hall, 149 Main St., Watertown. COVID-19 social distancing measures will be taken in the voting areas, including plexiglass between poll workers and voters, pens only being used once and voting booths being spaced at least 6 feet apart. Early voting dates and times are listed below. Ballots have already begun to stream into the Watertown Town Clerk’s Office.