Massachusetts Primary Election
Tuesday, September 6 is Primary Election Day, and polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm for in-person voting. All precincts vote at South Hadley High School, 153 Newton Street (Route 116). For details about voting in South Hadley, see: www.southhadley.org/620/Elections.
Voters in the Democratic and Republican primaries will select candidates to run in the State Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Those who are unenrolled (or ‘independent’) may vote in the party primary of their choice, and choosing a party ballot will not change your registration. Offices on the ballot include Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Representative in Congress, Governor’s Councilor, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, and Sheriff.
Voting by Mail with no excuse required is now available in all elections to Massachusetts voters, who may apply for a ballot to vote early by mail. The mail-in ballot will come with an instruction sheet, a brown privacy envelope to sign and put the completed ballot in, and a postage-paid, pre-addressed white return envelope. Ballots can be returned by mail (be sure there is enough time for delivery), in person to the Town Clerk’s office at South Hadley Town Hall during office hours or Early In-Person Voting hours, or in the secured ballot drop box behind the South Hadley Police station. Ballots must reach the local election office by 8:00pm on election day to be counted, even if they are postmarked on or before that date. You can track your ballot at: www.TrackMyBallotMA.com.
Early In-person Voting is available at the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall (116 Main Street, South Hadley) on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00am to 3:00pm; and Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Saturday, August 27 is the deadline to register to vote in the September 6, 2022 Primary Election. To check or update your registration online or register to vote, visit: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.
Monday, August 29 at 5:00pm is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the primary. If you are not registered with a party, your application form must indicate which party’s ballot you wish to receive.
South Hadley joins the First Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester State Senate District with this election cycle. As a result of redistricting following the 2020 census, some Massachusetts Districts have changed, and our town will leave the Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester State Senate District, though we will continue to be represented by current State Senator Jo Comerford until January 2023, when new officials are sworn in. Communities in the new district include Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Granby, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Palmer, South Hadley, Warren, Wilbraham, and parts of Chicopee and Springfield.
South Hadley remains in the First Congressional District for U.S. Representative and in the Second Hampshire State Representative District.
Visit www.VoteInMA.com for application forms and complete information about Elections and Voting in Massachusetts.