Election & Voting Information

2020 Gardner Elections

Election Date Time Early Voting in Person Dates
State Primary September 1, 2020 7am to 8pm August 22 - August 28
State Election November 3, 2020 7am to 8pm October 17 - October 30

September 1, 2020 State Primary Information

State Primary Voting Options

  1. Voting By Mail
  2. Early Voting In Person

Voting by mail is available to all voters for all elections in 2020. You do not need an excuse to vote by mail this year.

To vote by mail, all you need to do is:

  1. Complete a Vote by Mail Application.
  2. Deliver your Vote by Mail Application to the City Clerk’s Office by (choose one option):
    • U.S. Mail to City Clerk, 95 Pleasant Street, Room 121, Gardner, MA  01440
    • E-mail to elections@gardner-ma.gov
    • Hand-delivered to the City Clerk’s Office or placed in the secure Drop Box in front of City Hall.  
  3.  Vote when your ballot arrives and return your ballot by U.S. Mail; hand-delivered; or, in the secure Drop Box in front of City Hall.  

Applications for a State Primary ballot must reach the City Clerk’s Office by the close of business on Wednesday, August 26.

State Primary ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on September 1.

Apply early in order to have enough time to return your ballot.

For more information on voting by mail, see Voting by Mail FAQs.

November 3, 2020 State Election

  • In-person Early Voting for the State Election will be held October 17-30.  Dates and hours will be posted after the State Primary. Applications must reach the City Clerk’s Office by October 28 for the State Election.
  • You do not have to reapply for an Early Ballot by Mail if you checked the “November 3, 2020 Election” box or the “All 2020 Elections” box.
  • State Election ballots need to be postmarked no later than November 3 and must be back at the City Clerk’s Office no later than November 6.

Designated Polling Places for All Elections

Ward Precinct Location
Ward 1 A Elk's Home, 31 Park Street
Ward 1 B Elk's Home, 31 Park Street
Ward 2 A Levi Heywood Library, 55 West Lynde Street
Ward 2 B Levi Heywood Library, 55 West Lynde Street
Ward 3 A Acadien Social Club, 193 Parker Street
Ward 3 B Acadien Social Club, 193 Parker Street
Ward 4 A Gardner Police Headquarters, 200 Main Street
Ward 4 B Gardner Police Headquarters, 200 Main Street
Ward 5 A National Guard Armory, 323 West Broadway
Ward 5 B National Guard Armory, 323 West Broadway