Register to Vote

To check if you are registered go here https://www.sec.state.ma.us/voterregistrationsearch/myvoterregstatus.aspx

In order to vote in any election, a citizen must have registered to vote at least twenty days before the election. Citizens may register to vote in several ways:

1. On Line at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

2. In person at the Town Clerk’s Office (or any Clerk’s Office in the Commonwealth)

3. At the Registry of Motor Vehicles or several other state agencies

4. By mail, using an official state form.

To obtain a form by mail, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-747-1620 X169. The voter registration form must be postmarked on or before the deadline date to be eligible for the next election.

Please note that if you will be 18 on or before Election Day but after the registration deadline, you can register before the deadline.

Once registered, a voter can maintain active voting status simply by completing the annual town census. If a voter moves, it is necessary to re register.

Elections Process

Vote By Mail

All registered voters who have not already applied for a ballot by mail, will be receiving a vote by mail application from the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  These applications are pre-addressed for return to the Town Clerk’s Office, postage paid and include your voter ID barcode. We ask that voters wait for these applications as the barcode will expedite processing requests and result in faster mailing of ballots.

If you do not receive an application in the mail, you will need to file a request.

All applications must be signed by the voter.  Envelopes to return ballots will be postage paid or you can return your ballot by depositing in the ballot drop box at Town Hall. All ballots must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.

Absentee Ballot By Mail

If you are applying for a family or household member, a member of the military, or a U.S. Citizen residing abroad, please use the Absentee Ballot Application. If you are applying for a voter that has been admitted to a healthcare facility or ordered to quarantine within 7 days of the election, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-322-3301.

All applications must be signed. If the voter is not enrolled in a political party, please be sure to indicate the ballot choice for the primary election. All requests must be received by August 26, 2020 at 5 PM.

Envelopes to return ballots will be postage paid or you can return your ballot by depositing in the ballot drop box at Town Hall. All ballots must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of polls on election day.

In Person Early Voting

In person early voting will be available at Town Hall in the Great Hall during times specified for each election.

In Person Absentee Voting

In person absentee voting will be available once ballots are received and continue until date specified for each election, for times when the Town Hall is open to the public.