WOBURN, MA – Mail-in ballots are now available for Woburn’s Jan. 25 special election on funding for a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School.
“To be able to vote by mail, the voter must be out of town during the opening hours of the polling stations, have a physical inability to go to the polls, or have a religious belief that prohibits the voter from voting the Election Day,” City Clerk Lindsay Higgins said in a statement.
Written requests to vote by mail must be mailed by January 19 at 5 p.m. or dropped off in person at City Hall by January 24 at noon. Voters can also vote by post at the town hall office.
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To be able to vote by mail, the voter must be out of town during the opening hours of the polling stations, have a physical inability to go to the polls, or have a religious belief that prohibits the voter from voting on the day of the ballot. For information, including a downloadable application form, go to For information about the special election, including a sample ballot, please go to Voter Information.
The special election will take place districtwide in the 12 Northeast Metro Tech communities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on January 25. All polling stations in Woburn will be held at Old Wyman School.
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School district officials are seeking funding to build a $317 million school at 100 Hemlock Road in Wakefield. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is investing up to $140.8 million in the overall cost.
Each community will be responsible for repaying the school’s debt based on early student enrollment. Woburn would be responsible for borrowing $15.7 million, based on its share of school enrollment. That would mean $900,000 a year in debt service over 30 years.
Woburn officials approved the project, but Saugus and Chelsea officials voted against authorizing the payment, triggering the special election.