By Abby Porter, Director
Election day is coming up on November 8, 2022 and early voting has already started. We wanted to pull together resources to help you decide how to vote and figure out where to cast your ballot! Voteinma.com will be able to answer most of your questions, but for specific information, check the following links. Make sure your voice is heard! Paper booklets explaining the ballot questions are available at the Lynnfield Public Library. Stop by the Reference Desk for help finding them. They are available in English, Large Print English, Spanish, and Chinese.
- First off, make sure you are registered to vote at this link.
- You can check the Primary Results to see which candidates will be on the final ballot.
- If you’d like to vote by mail, make sure to do so at this link by November 1, 2022.
- Figure out where you vote at this link. The previous link will also tell you who your current elected officials are and provide a sample ballot. Don’t forget Lynnfield is in Essex County.
- The ACLU has also put together a very clear questionnaire to show you where the Essex County Sheriff candidates fall on various issues (and explain what the sheriff actually does!). Both candidates submitted their answers and shared them here.
Check with Linda Emerson, the Lynnfield Town Clerk, should you have further questions about the state and local elections.
For Lynnfield-specific elections, don’t forget Town Meeting is also coming up and a quorum of 150 Lynnfield voters is needed to move forward on the issues up for debate. It will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 P.M. in the Lynnfield Middle School. The warrant this fall will cover the Public Safety Building, amend the zoning map, a redesign and construction of the King Rail Reserve Golf Course, and senior housing, among other items. To prepare, you can review the Town Meeting Procedure at this link. To learn more about the elected vs. appointed positions in Lynnfield, visit this link.