In general, absentee ballots must be received before the polls close to be counted. However, absentee ballots for the state general election completed outside the United States will be counted if received by 5:00 p.m. on the tenth day following the election. This exception does not apply to Bolton Town elections or state primaries.
A listing of all voters who obtained absentee ballots is sent to the poll locations to prevent such a voter from voting a second time.
If the Town Clerk learns that an absentee voter has died before the election, his votes will not be counted.