Plympton Town Clerk Tricia Detterman is getting ready for the Sept. 1 State Primary Election. Polls at the Town House, 5 Palmer Rd., Plympton, will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Vote Early, in-Person, on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. This is also the last day to register to vote. Also vote on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and Monday, Aug. 24 through Thursday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.
“Know before you Go!” Detterman advises residents to save time and aggravation by asking these few questions:
• Am I a registered voter & what is my party enrollment?
The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the State Primary Election is Saturday, August 22. You may register to vote or change your party enrollment online at: www.registertovotema.com
Unenrolled (independent) voters will need to choose which primary ballot type they want to vote on). Voters who are registered in a particular party (Democrat, Republican, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian) can get that ballot only.
• Is my voter status “active”? Check your voter status online.
• What will I be voting on?
Educated voters will reduce the amount of time necessary in the voting booths. View sample ballots at the Town House outside the main entrance. Our commitment to keep voters safe:
• Voting Booths will be cleaned throughout the day
• Unused / sanitized pens will be provided to those who need to borrow one
• Hand sanitizer will be provided at the check-in and check-out. Do not go to the polls if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick prior to election day.
Wear a face covering. Bring a pen with black or blue ink to mark your ballot. Bring a clipboard or book to mark your ballot on if you don’t want to use a voting booth. Bring your identification – in some cases you may be asked to show your ID.
This can be a license, a bill with your name and address on it, and this must match how you are registered. Don’t touch your face while at the polling location. Maintain social distancing – keeping six feet away from anyone who is not in your household.