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LETTER: Some Notes Before Voting On Nov. 6

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Dear Editor,

Anyone requesting an Absentee Ballot must fill out an Absentee Ballot application before they can receive a ballot.  This application may be downloaded from the Town Clerk’s section of the Town of Wakefield website at www.wakefield.ma.us, and must be received by 12:00 noon on Monday, November 5, 2012 in order to receive a ballot, which must be received by Election Day, November 6, 2012.

If you did not return your 2012 census, you will be listed on the Inactive List on Election Day.  All voters on the Inactive List must fill out an application of current and continuous residence, and provide identification showing name and address in Wakefield  before voting.

You may be required to show personal identification before voting.  If you registered to vote by mail or at the Registry, you may be required to show identification when you vote for the first time in a Federal Election, such as this election.  Acceptable identification must include the name and the address at which you are  registered to vote, for example:  a current and valid driver’s license, photo identification, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document showing the name and the address at which you are registered to vote.

There will be 3 questions on both sides of the ballot this year.  To avoid long lines on election day, please be prepared and have answers decided before entering the polling booth.

If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 781-246-6383.

Mary K. Galvin, WakefieldTown Clerk

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