This year's election has residents excited, and Watertown Town Clerk John Flynn has sent out absentee ballots to people around the globe.
With both the Presidential election, and a hot senate campaign in Massachusetts, interest is high, but you must be registered to vote on Nov. 6. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 17, and that day the Town Clerk's Office will stay open until 8:30 p.m. to allow people to register, Flynn said.
The clerk's office is located on the ground floor of Town Hall, 149 Main St., Watertown. A voter registration form can be found here.
By last week, Flynn had already mailed out 250 absentee ballots to Watertown residents living overseas, including military personnel.
"We sent them to pretty much every continent except Antarctica," Flynn said.
Four years ago the presidential election drew more than 17,000 voters in Watertown, and Flynn expects a similar number this year.
"Everyone likes to vote for president," he said.
You can register to vote in person at any local Town Clerk or Election Commission office, at any registration event, or at a number of state agencies, including the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
For more information about the races on the ballot in Watertown, take a look at Patch's Watertown Eleciton Guide.