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Norton Prepares for State Primary

Last day for voter registration coming, absentee ballots available at Norton Town Hall.

The last day to register to vote or to change your political party for the upcoming State Primary is Friday, Aug. 17.

The Norton Town Clerks Office, located on the first floor of , 70 E. Main St. will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on this day. Town Hall is open for regular hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The State Primary Election is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with all Precincts (1,2,3,4,5) voting at Norton High School.

Absentee Ballots for the State Primary Election are available at the Town Clerks Office. Absentee Ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the Town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place or religious belief. Registered voters must fill out an application which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the Town Clerks office or to have one mailed to them. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at noon. Completed ballots must be received at the Town Clerks Office by the close of polls on Election Day.

Voters will submit their ballots in the State Primaries for the candidates of political parties for the following offices:

Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth

Representative in Congress for the fourth district

Councillor for the second district

Senator in General Court for Bristol and Norfolk District

Representative in General Court for Precincts 1 and 2 in fourth Bristol District

Representative in General Court for Precincts 3, 4 and 5 in first Bristol District

Clerk of Courts for Bristol County

Register of Deeds in Bristol Northern District

County Commissioners in Bristol County

County Treasurer (to fill vacancy) for Bristol County

See the attached PDFs for absentee ballot examples, forms and voter registration form.

For more information call 508-285-0230.

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