Preparations for the Tuesday, Sept. 6 statewide primary elections are set in Edgartown, where the select board approved the warrant for the upcoming state primary election and set the hours for early voting.

Polls will be open on Sept. 6. at the Edgartown town hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day. In-person early voting will start Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 a.m. and end on Friday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m., also at the town hall.

The deadline to register to vote on election day is Aug. 27. The deadline to register for early voting is Sept. 2. Residents can check their voter registration status on the Massachusetts secretary of state's website (,  or in the town clerk’s office at town hall. Unregistered voters can register either online on the state site or through Edgartown town clerk Karen Medeiros.

There are five contested races on the ballot this year. Leading the ballot are races to decide who will be the next governor as Gov. Charlie Baker is not seeking reelection. Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healy is the only candidate running on the Democratic side. The Republican race pits Whitman state Rep. Geoff Diehl against Chris Doughty, a businessman from Wrentham.

Other races will decide who will be the candidates for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of the state and state auditor in the November general election.