Plymouth Town Election 2021 Details

The Spring Town election for Plymouth is on May 15. Early voting dates and use of mail-in ballots is not yet determined. We will update this page when details are available.

On this page, you will find:

  • Important dates and deadlines.
  • Information for candidates for Town-wide offices
  • Information for candidates for Town Meeting members
  • Information for candidates for the proposed Charter Commission

Interested in running for office? Be sure to view our informative video, “How to Run for Office.

Check your voter registration status (or register) on the  Massachusetts Online Voter Registration page. The deadline to register to vote in this election is April 23.

Important Dates

Date Deadline for
March 19 Deadline for incumbent Town Meeting members who wish to run for another term to sign  and retun Incumbent Form
March 26 Deadline for return of nomination papers for new Town Meeting members and Town-wide offices including Charter Commission
April 23 Deadline to Register to Vote
May 15 Town Election

Town-Wide Offices — Positions Open

The following offices are open in this election. Candidates should secure nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s office. Fifty (50) signatures are required to be placed on the ballot. All signatures are verified (to ensure voters are registered, that there are no duplicates, etc.) so it is best to secure 75 signatures.

Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk by March 26.

Seats Open Office Term
1 Select Board 3 Years
3 School Committee 3 Year
1 School Committee 1 Year
1 Planning Board 5 Years
1 Planning Board 2 Years
1 Housing Authority 5 Years
1 Redevelopment Authority 5 Years
9 Charter Commission Unspecified*

*The Charter Commision is expected to be a 2-year process. If the ballot question fails, there will be no members. 100 signatures are required for candidacy on the Charter Commission (see below).

Town Meeting Members

There are 48 Precinct openings for town meeting members:

  • 3 from each precinct for 3 years
  • 1 from Precinct 4 for 1 year
  • 1 from Precinct 11 for 2 years
  • 1 from Precinct 13 for 2 years

If you are an incumbent running for re-election, you do not need signatures, but you must file an Incumbent form by March 19 with the Town Clerk.

All other candidates must obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk. Ten (10) signatures are required  for approval. All signatures are to be validated, therefore it is best to secure 15 signatures to ensure validation. The deadline for submitting signed nomination papers is March 26.

Charter Commission Members

ARTICLE 10 on the April 3 Town Meeting Warrant asks Town Meeting to vote to “fund the work of a Charter Commission“ and at the May 15 Town Election, residents will be asked to vote on whether to establish a Charter Commission and to elect nine Charter Commissioners. Candidates for the Charter Commission should secure nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s office. One hundred (100) signatures are required to be placed on the ballot. All signatures are verified (to ensure voters are registered, that there are no duplicates, etc.) so it is best to secure 150 signatures. The deadline for submitting nomination papers is March 26.