Wellesley's ballot and payment drop box at Town Hall will close on Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m.
No ballots may be dropped off overnight. The drop box will reopen on Sunday, November 1 at 9 a.m.
The Massachusetts State Elections division issued the order to close. The move will provide increased security for voters and prevent any Halloween pranks that could compromise ballots.
Wellesley's drop box is located in front of Town Hall along the Washington Street driveway entrance. The secure box is regularly emptied by Town Hall staff.
To date, more than 11-thousand ballots for the November 3, 2020 elections have been dropped off by Wellesley voters.
Voters have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to drop off ballots in person at the box. Ballots may also be returned by mail if postmarked by November 3 and received by November 6.
Early in-person voting at the Tolles Parsons Center in Wellesley ends on Friday, October 30 at 4 p.m.
On Election Day, polling locations are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Details are on the Elections 2020 webpages.
December 1, 2020 Election
The Board of Selectmen will hold a Town election on December 1, 2020. Wellesley voters will be asked to consider a debt exclusion to fund the Wellesley Middle School Building Systems project.
The election document was certified by the Town Clerk on October 27, 2020.