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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland COA Community Concert Canceled – Today, July 23, 2020

Due to the threat of thunderstorms during the concert hour, the Wayland COA Community Concert with The Black Velvet Band has been canceled for tonight (Thursday, July 23). There will not be a rescheduled date.

Wayland Warriors Black Lives Matter Mask Fundraiser

During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to rise up and make a change in and with our community. By purchasing a mask, you are supporting an organization that is constantly fighting to end the oppression of black lives across the country, and you are keeping our community safe by combating the spread of COVID-19. Your support is greatly appreciated, and all profits will be sent directly to the Black Lives Matter FoundationClick here to purchase.

Annual Town Election, vote in person today or Monday or at polls on Tuesday, or hand-deliver ballots to Town Building

Town Election Ballots Must Be Received No Later Than 8:00 pm on June 9

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION June 9, 2020


Early and Absentee Voting

Ballots must be received no later than 8:00 pm on June 9.

Please note that the USPS mail delivery to the Town is slower than usual due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Town Election ballots can be hand-delivered to the Town Building vestibule drop box 24 hours every day.


Voting in Person at the polls

is from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm on June 9


In Person Absentee Voting

Voters who wish to In Person Absentee Vote may do so between 8:00 am and 12:30 pm on Friday, June 5 and between 8:00 am and noon on Monday, June 8 outside the Town Building at the Town Clerk’s office window.

2020 Annual Town Election Information

from https://www.wayland.ma.us/vote

2020 Annual Town Election Will Take Place Tuesday, June 9, 2020

In response to the State of Emergency and concerns about COVID-19 and its implications on election administration, the Governor signed a law authorizing the Board of Selectmen to vote to postpone the local election, which was scheduled for March 31, 2020. At its meeting on March 24, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted to reschedule the election to June 9, 2020.  The ballot includes the annual election for certain Town Officers and a debt exclusion question for the Loker Elementary School roof replacement.

New Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020

The law establishes a new voter registration deadline of 8:00 pm on the 10th day before the rescheduled election.  The new voter registration deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020.  That day, the Town Clerk will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and hold additional office hours from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Absentee Voting and Early Voting By Mail is Taking Place Now

In light of COVID-19 recommended safety measures for higher risk individuals and social distancing guidelines, the law provides for two alternatives to voting in person:

  • First, the law allows any person taking precautions related to COVID-19 to vote by absentee ballot.  Any person may apply for an absentee ballot by filling out the absentee ballot application available on the Town Clerk’s web site at www.wayland.ma.us/town-clerk or in-person in the Town Building front vestibule.  You may also request an absentee ballot by writing a letter to the Town Clerk. Be sure to include your name and address, the election(s) for which you are requesting a ballot, and your signature. If you need the ballot mailed somewhere other than your home, be sure to provide that address.
  • Second, the law provides for early voting by mail.  Any person may obtain an early voting ballot by sending a signed request to the Town Clerk’s office or by filling out and returning the early voting application also available on the Town Clerk’s website at www.wayland.ma.us/town-clerk or in-person in the Town Building front vestibule.  As with absentee ballot applications, any written signed request is acceptable.

All applications for an absentee ballot or an early voting ballot must be received by the Town Clerk before noon on Monday June 8, 2020, the last business day before the election.  Applications may be mailed, emailed (including sending a picture of the completed application), faxed, or by appointment for other arrangements.

All absentee and early voting ballots must be returned by the 8 pm on election day to the Town Clerk’s Office. 

In-Person Absentee Voting By Appointment and During Extended Business Hours
Voters who wish to in-person absentee vote may do so during regular Town Building business hours and extended hours.  Voters should contact the Clerk’s Office at (508) 358-3630 to make arrangements to vote during regular business hours.   The Clerk’s Office will also hold extended hours for in-person absentee voting.  Voters do not need to call the Clerk’s Office to schedule a time during extended hours:

  • Friday, May 22              10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 23         10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 29              10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 30         10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Voting will take place outside the front vestibule to the Town Building.  To comply with social distancing, please remain in your vehicle until directed by a volunteer.   In-person absentee voting applications are available on the Town Clerk’s webpage to download.  Applications will also be available upon arrival.

In Person Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Voters may also vote in person at the polls on election day, June 9 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

  • Voting for Precincts 1 and 4 will be in the gym at the Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland.
  • Voting for Precincts 2 and 3 will be in gym at the Middle School, 201 Main Street, Wayland.

For questions or additional information, please email the Town Clerk, Anna Ludwig, at aludwig@wayland.ma.us or call (508) 358-3630.

UPDATE: Found!! Missing Cat: Olive is missing from Davelin Rd area

Olive the cat is missing. She has a collar with her address, phone number, and is microchipped. Please look out for her near Davelin Road. She slipped out, Thursday May 14. Please contact 832-646-1866 if you have seen or know anything of her whereabouts. Thank you.

Register to vote in June 9 election by May 29

The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town election is Friday, May 29, 2020. The Office of the Town Clerk will be open that day from 8am-12:30pm, 2pm-3pm, and 7pm-8p.  You can register there, or you can register online (or check your registration status) online here

UPDATE: Found!! Missing Cat: Dexter is missing from Glezen/Autumn Lane area

Dexter is a gray and white cat last seen in the evening of Wednesday, May 13 at corner of Glezen Ln and Autumn Ln. He is friendly but does not prefer to be approached (if you sit still he will come to you). Please contact Kristine at 617-877-7953 if you have seen him.