Sunday, May 31, 2020

Andover Town Elections

As a reminder, please remember to vote in the Andover Town Elections on June 9th. Please take action to make sure that your family, neighbors, friends, and network also vote! 

For more information, please see the following link: https://andoverma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=363

Thursday, April 2, 2020

ADTC Re-Organization Meeting Via Zoom – Tues, April 7 at 7PM

The Andover Democratic Town Committee is required by the state party to hold a re-organization meeting to elect executive officers for the ADTC including Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Affirmative Action Outreach Officer(s).  All ADTC members elected during the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary and lifetime members (20 year members of the Committee) will be allowed to vote in this election.  Non-voting associate members are welcome to attend.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will hold this meeting remotely via Zoom at 7PM on Tuesday, April 7.  All participants will be required to register to participate in the meeting for the purposes of tabulating the vote.  As we utilize new technology to facilitate our meeting, it is our intention that all are able to fully participate.  Over the coming week, we invite you to use the following resources and opportunities to better familiarize yourself with Zoom:

(2)  Get direct help from Annette (978-886-0927) or Pam (978-828-2067)

Over the next few days, please let Joe Thibodeau (Joseph.Thibodeau02@gmail.com) know if you are able to attend the meeting and if you are interested in running for an officer position on the ADTC or have any questions related to the responsibilities of these roles.  
Zoom information for the ADTC Re-Org Meeting at 7PM on Tuesday, April 7:

Online Video Conference Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/433114276

Conference-Call Dial-In: 646-558-8656,,
Meeting ID: 433114276

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Absentee Voting for Andover Town Elections - Election Rescheduled for Later Date To Be Determined

As a reminder, given the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Town of Andover will NOT be holding the municipal election tomorrow. The town election will be scheduled for a later date to be determined in the near future. 

We highly encourage you to apply for an absentee ballot (application here:https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf). Additional information regarding absentee voting for the 2020 town election is linked below.

For additional information regarding the postponement of the town election, please see the following link: https://andoverma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=349

Friday, March 20, 2020

Andover Town Election will be Postponed, Absentee Ballot Application Pick-Up Available at Town Offices

On March 18, 2020, the Essex County Superior Court approved the Town’s request to postpone the Annual Town Election (originally scheduled for March 24, 2020) due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The Select Board will be considering a new date for the Annual Town Election at an upcoming meeting. Once a new date is set for this election, it will be communicated on the Town’s website, as well as other platforms.

Absentee ballots that have already been submitted will still count, despite the date of the election being changed. Voters self-quarantined due to COVID-19 may continue to vote by absentee ballot now and at any point before the election is held.

To vote absentee, voters must submit an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications can be found online and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov.

Absentee ballot applications are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.

After receiving completed applications, the Town Clerk’s Office will mail voters an absentee ballot. Then, voters should return their completed absentee ballots by mailing them to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street or by dropping them into the Town’s drop box located at 36 Bartlet Street.

Additional information on Absentee Voting can be found at www.andoverma.gov/absentee

Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Important Information on Voting in Andover's Local Elections

During these difficult times, please let me know if there is any way the Andover Democratic Town Committee can be of help to you. As you know, we have an important local election coming up on March 24th - please see below an important update on voting information:

The Town of Andover has published the precautions they will be taking to make the polls safe on Tuesday, March 24th including allowing use of your own or a disposable pens, providing hand sanitizer, latex gloves on Election officers, spaced-out voting booths, and regular cleaning.

However, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO SELF-QUARANTINE ON ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH, YOU CAN VOTE USING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.

Pick one of these two ways to absentee vote:

1. VISIT THE TOWN CLERK OFFICE, FILL OUT AN ABSENTEE APPLICATION, OBTAIN THE BALLOT IMMEDIATELY AND VOTE OVER-THE-COUNTER. The Town Clerk's Office is open weekdays (main floor of the town offices at 36 Bartlet Street) between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Deadline for this approach is noon on Monday, March 23rd. (I will be doing this tomorrow!!)

OR

2. Print, fill out and mail the absentee ballot application (https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf). This application can be mailed or emailed to the Town Clerk, Austin Simko (austin.simko@andoverma.us). Once received, a ballot will be mailed back to you. You can then fill out the ballot and mail it back to the Town Clerk. To be counted, absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office by 8:00pm on Tuesday, March 24th.

All of this information (and more!) can be found on the town website here:
https://andoverma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=349

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus

Date: Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 PM (Registration begins at 6:30 PM, caucus kicks off at 7:00 PM)

Location: Memorial Hall Library, 2 N Main Street, Andover, MA 01810

On Tuesday, March 10, we will be holding our caucus to elect delegates to represent Andover at the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention, which will be held Saturday, May 30 in Lowell, MA at the Tsongas Arena. The caucus is one of our biggest events of the year and with a contested Senate seat we expect to have a good turnout. Please arrive to the caucus early to avoid lines.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Andover. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by February 15, 2020 will be allowed to participate and run as a Delegate or Alternate. Andover will elect 17 Delegates and 4 Alternates to the Convention. If you have any question about the caucus, please contact Vice Chair Pam Poindexter at 978-828-2067.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Andover Town Election Candidate Forum

Date: Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 PM
Location: Andover High School Collins Center, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA 01810

AHS Andover Freedom from Fear, a chapter of March for Our Lives, and Greater Andover Indivisible will host a Candidate Forum this Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 PM the AHS Collins Center.

Please join us for a forum of candidates for this year’s Andover town election (which will take place on Tuesday, March 24). We are waiting for final confirmation on who is able to attend, but all candidates for Select Board, School Committee and Moderator have been invited. Thus far, the confirmed candidates attending include:

Select Board: Laura Gregory
School Committee: Lauren Conoscenti, Amy Hafensteiner
Moderator - Sheila Doherty

This event is open to the public - all are welcome.