Selectboard member urges Great Barringtonians to vote, even if races are uncontested

"A high mail-in response will show the state legislature -- and the rest of the country -- that mail-in voting can increase voter turnout." -- Great Barrington Selectman Ed Abrahams

Great Barrington — Ed Abrahams is the only selectboard member up for reelection this year. After the withdrawal of candidate Michelle Loubert, Abrahams is running unopposed.

Indeed, none of the other seven races for town office are contested. Click here to see the list. But Abrahams still would like to see as many people vote as possible, especially since mail-in voting is now permitted.

“A high mail-in response will show the state legislature — and the rest of the country — that mail-in voting can increase voter turnout,” Abrahams said in an email. “Your vote is important.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the town elections have been postponed until Tuesday, June 30. But all ballots must be received by that day, so Abrahams urges voters not to wait to request a ballot.

Click here for a mail-in ballot application. Complete the application and sign it, then return the application by mail to Town Clerk, 334 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. You can also email a scanned copy or photo of the application to town clerk Jennifer Messina at jmessina@townofGB.org, or you can deposit the application into the town clerk dropbox in front of Town Hall.

When you receive the ballot, fill it out by following the enclosed voting instructions. Mail it to Town Hall in the envelope provided, or go to Town Hall and put it in the aforementioned dropbox.