Absentee Voting


Currently, no-excuse voting by mail has been extended by the state law until June 30, 2021. No-excuse voting by mail is a type of early voting, and it is available for all elections held on or before June 30. If you are applying to vote by mail in a town election or special election being held on or before June 30, 2021 you may use this Vote by Mail Application (PDF) to request your ballot.

The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering proposals that could make no-excuse voting by mail a permanent option for all elections. If you are interested in voting by mail in an election held after June 30, which includes most 2021 city elections, please check this page at a later date for updates on no-excuse voting by mail eligibility or read the information on absentee voting below to decide whether you qualify for an absentee ballot.


Voters who are unable to vote on Election Day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or absence from the town may vote by absentee ballot. If you will be absent from Pepperell for an extended period of time, you may submit a single application for all elections occurring within the year the application is accepted.

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Town Clerk or the Office of the Secretary of State. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail. All absentee ballots must be mailed (ballots may not be hand delivered) so please allow time for the ballot to be mailed to you so that you will get them in time for the election. You may also vote at the town clerk's office. Absentee Ballot form for yourself is available here. 

A "family member" may submit an application for someone. The voter or a family member must sign all applications, under the pains and penalties of perjury, before a ballot will be made available All absentee ballots must be mailed. Click Here for an application for a family member!

In a primary election, a voter who is not registered in a political party must specify the ballot of the party of choice in the application. You will not become registered in a party because of your participation in a primary.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk before 12:00 noon the day before an election. (*A voter who is admitted to a health care facility after noon of the fifth day before an election may apply for a ballot up until the close of the polls and may request to have the ballot hand delivered.) Absentee ballots generally are available a month before an election. Please feel free to vote early! Call if you have any questions.

Information for overseas voters regarding the Federal Write-In Ballot.