Absentee ballot applications for the April 30 special state primary and annual town election are now available at the town clerk's office. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Monday, April 29 at noon. All absentee ballots must be received by the town clerk by election day in order to be counted.

Groton will be conducting two elections on April 30. An absentee ballot may be requested for either, or both elections. If requesting an absentee ballot for the special state primary, you will be asked to choose a Democratic or Republican ballot. If you are a registered party member, you will receive the ballot of your registration.

Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

* 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.

You must be 18 years old by election day to vote in this election.

Contact the town clerk's office at 978-448-1100 or townclerk@townofgroton.org for information. Sample ballots are available at townofgroton.org.