Hudson reminds voters of precinct, voting location changes ahead of elections

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Hudson reminds voters of precinct, voting location changes ahead of elections
Voting officials at Hudson’s Town Hall review their registration rolls moments after the polls opened for Massachusetts’ 2020 presidential primary. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

HUDSON – Hudson town officials are reminding residents to check their voting location ahead of this year’s municipal, state primary and state general elections, as some voters’ designated polling places have changed.

This is due to redistricting following the 2020 census, which ultimately eliminated Hudson’s Precinct Seven, while changing some other precinct boundaries.

“Having fewer precincts and sharing locations allows us to adapt more efficiently to changes in elections that may still come down the line,” Town Clerk Joan Wordell said of this effort back in October of last year.

Precinct Seven had included portions of downtown to the west of the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street.

It has been absorbed by other existing precincts in the area under this new map.

Voting locations are also shuffling, in some places, moving Precinct Five voting to Hudson High School while relocating Precinct Four voting to Quinn Middle School.

The town will not hold voting at the Forest Ave. Elementary and Mulready Elementary Schools this year.

Voters can visit https://www.townofhudson.org/town-clerk/pages/elections-voting to find out their precinct and polling location.

Residents unable to make it to the polls on Election Day can request an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot request forms can be found on the Town Clerk’s webpage https://www.townofhudson.org/town-clerk/pages/elections-voting

This year’s town election is scheduled for May 9.

The state primary will take place on Sept. 6 before the general election on Nov. 8.

Other communities make changes

As Hudson is implementing changes for this election year this year, it is hardly alone.

Westborough added a precinct to the west of its downtown area during its represincting process last fall.

Shrewsbury, Northborough and Marlborough, meanwhile, each adjusted their individual precinct/ward boundaries, though they kept their total number of precincts/wards unchanged.

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