Voting by Absentee Ballot

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Information for Voting by Absentee Ballot

The LWV Hingham provides information about the absentee ballot process, so that you have enough time to request, complete and return an absentee ballot prior to an election. 

The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election. We highly recommend submitting the application as soon as practicable.

According to the state Constitution and state law, you may vote by absentee ballot if you: will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs. The Secretary of the Commonwealth maintains a web page with instructions, forms and the deadlines to apply for an absentee ballot.

You may also apply for and cast an absentee ballot in person at your town hall. If you have further questions, you may contact the Secretary of State's Elections Division by calling toll-free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683).

Town Clerk Offices

Absentee ballots must be requested through your local town hall. Here is the contact information for the offices of the town clerks who serve the 3rd Plymouth District:


41 Highland Avenue 
Phone: (781) 383-4100
mdouglas [at] (Email Cohasset Town Clerk) | Town of Cohasset Website
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-1p


210 Central Street
Phone: (781) 741-1410
townclerk [at] (Email Hingham Town Clerk) | Town of Hingham Website
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:30p; Tu: 8:30a-7p; F: 8:30a-1p


253 Atlantic Avenue
Phone: (781) 925-2262
jbennett [at] (Email Hull Town Clerk) | Town of Hull Website
Hours: M & W: 8a-4p; Tu & Th: 8a-7:30p


600 Chief Justice Cushing Way
Phone: (781) 545-8743
Hours: M, W & Th: 8:30a-4:45p; Tu: 8:30a-7:30p; F: 8:30a-11:45a