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Students at the Dennis Glbal Climate March. sign reads "Your disbelief won't stop climate change".

Global Climate Strike

Students at September 20 Global Climate Strike
in Barnstable

 

The Cape Cod Area

INFORMATION on VOTING BY MAIL and VOTING DATES

During this time of Covid-19, citizens will be able to vote by mail, SAFELY. All registered voters can expect an APPLICATION for a ballot by mid-July for the September 1 Primary and by mid-August for the November 3 election. If you do not receive an application, please check Vote411.org for your registration status or contact your Town Hall Clerk. 

When the APPLICATION is received by your local Town Hall Clerk, voters will then receive the actual mail-in ballot. We encourage voters to mail back applications as quickly as possible to give local election officials plenty of turn-around time for sending the ballots. Voters may return their ballots by mail or deposit their ballots in secure drop boxes where provided. Check with your Town Hall Clerk for the drop box location.

 

VOTING DATES

Voting by Mail

 

  • Applications must be received by your town election clerk by August 26 for the State Primary.
  • Applications must be received by your town election clerk by October 28 for the Presidential/General Election.
  • State Primary ballots need to be back at your local election office by 8 PM on September 1.
  • State Election ballots for the Presidential/General Election need to be postmarked no later than November 3 and must be back at your local election office no later than November 6. Don’t wait until the last minute!! Make sure your ballot is received not later than November 3.


Registering to Vote (For first time voters or for those who have changed their residence)

  • Last date to register to vote for the State Primary – August 22
  • Last date to register to vote for the Presidential/General Election – October 24
  • If you registered for the primary you do not need to register again.


Early Voting in Person (For those who want to vote in person, but beat the crowd)

  • For the State Primary – August 22 – August 28 
  • For the Presidential/General Election – October 17-October 30
  • Check with your Town Election Clerk for the location and hours for early voting

Voting in Person on Election Day

  • State Primary – September 1 (Polls are open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
  • Presidential/General Election – November 3 (Polls are open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

For a printable version of this information, click here: Voting Information

Provided by the  VOTER SERVICE COMMITTEE

 

 2020 BARNSTABLE COUNTY CENSUS RESPONSE

Map of Cape Cod showing 2020 Census response rate by townMassachusetts’ response rate to the 2020 census is 63.9 % to date. 
Barnstable County’s is 46.1%.
With such a low response rate, we stand to lose Federal funds for many things.  When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Graph showing response rate ranges by color

If you haven’t responded, please do so! Go to https://my2020census.gov/ And contact friends and neighbors: let them know the importance of their response.

 RESPONSE RATE BY TOWN

Barnstable                 53.5 %

Brewster             45.11 %

Chatham                  32.9 %

Dennis                       33.5 %

Eastham                 34.1 %

Harwich                    45.9%

Mashpee                    49.7 %

Orleans                   41.9 %

Wellfleet                   27.9%

Truro                          23.5%

Provincetown           27.3%

Falmouth                  48.4 %

Sandwich                    66.1%

Yarmouth               51.3%

Bourne                      53.5 %

100 YEARS STRONG - LEAGUE of WOMEN VOTERS | LWV 1920-2020The League of Women Voters is celebrating our 100th Anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
On August 26, 1920, women secured the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was officially declared part of the U.S. Constitution.
Over the course of 72 years, thousands of suffragists had petitioned, lobbied, marched, and picketed state legislatures, Congress, and the White House to give half of the citizens of this country the right to vote. The suffrage movement evolved to become the League of Women Voters, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. We are part of history.
We continue to work, research, and advocate on the most important issues of the day: the climate crisis, education funding, reproductive rights, social justice, gun control, universal healthcare, immigration rights, and voter service. This is the League of Women Voters of today.
Our core mission is to strengthen our democracy through education and engagement. Ensuring accurate voter information, moderating candidates forums, and getting neighbors to the polls for the upcoming 2020 election is our future.

Creating a More Perfect Democracy