Plymouth Spring Election 2022

The Spring Municipal election for Plymouth is on May 21.

On this page, you will find:

Important dates and deadlinesOffices to be voted onNon-Binding Questions About the CharterNon-Binding Question About the Proposed RacetrackPrecinct information and voting locationsApplying for an absentee ballot

The deadline to register to vote in this election was April 29. The deadline for applications for absentee ballots is May 17.

Important Dates

Date For:
April 1 Candidates to file nomination papers
April 2 Spring Annual and Special Town Meetings
April 20 Last day to withdraw from the ballot
April 26 6:00 PM LWV Candidates Forum
April 29 8:00 PM Deadline for Voter registration to be eligible to vote in the local election
May 17 5:00 PM Deadline by which mailed request for absentee ballot must be in the hands of the Town Clerk’s offices. You can hand-deliver a request up until 12:00 noon on May 20.
Saturday, May 21 Municipal Election

Candidates’ Forum

April 28, 6:00 PM

Offices to be Voted On

Office # of Seats/Term
Select Board Members (2) members for 3-year terms
Plymouth School Committee members (2) members for 3-year terms
Moderator (1) member for 3-year term
Planning Board (1) member for 5-year term
Town Meeting Members (9 from each of 18 precincts) (54) members for 3-year terms
(54) members for 2-year terms
(54) members for 1-year terms

Non-Binding Ballot Questions about the Charter

The questions below are non-binding. You may vote on any or all of the questions.

THIS QUESTION IS NON-BINDING

  1. Should the Charter Commission offer the voters of Plymouth a choice of government which includes a Representative Town Meeting/Town Manager form of government?

This question offers voters the opportunity to demonstrate support for the current Representative Town Meeting/Town Manager form of government. A “yes” vote on this question would indicate support for maintaining the current form of government, while a “no” vote would indicate an indifference to, or a lack of support for, the current form of government.

THIS QUESTION IS NON-BINDING

  1. Should the Charter Commission offer the voters of Plymouth a choice of government which includes a Town Council/Town Manager form of government?

This question offers voters the opportunity to demonstrate support for a Town Council/Town

Manager form of government, as opposed to the current Representative Town Meeting/Town Manager form of government. A “yes” vote on this question would indicate support for consideration of a Town Council/Town Manager form of government, while a “no” vote would indicate an indifference to, or lack of support for, a Town Council/Town Manager form of government.

THIS QUESTION IS NON-BINDING

  1. Should the Charter Commission offer the voters of Plymouth a choice of government which includes a Mayor/City Council form of government?

This question offers voters the opportunity to demonstrate support for a Mayor/City Council form of government, as opposed to the current Representative Town Meeting/Town Manager form of government. The Charter Commission intends to consider a “yes” vote on this question as indicating support for a Mayor/City Council form of government, while a “no” vote would indicate an indifference to, or lack of support for, a Mayor/City Council form of government.

The League of Women Voters of the Plymouth Area has taken a position on these questions. Click here to read that position.

Non-Binding Ballot Question About the Proposed Horse Racetrack

This questions is non-binding.

  1. Do you support a development project that includes a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Plymouth, on land owned by the Plymouth County, known primarily as the “County Woodlot” located off Camelot drive in the Plymouth Industrial Park consisting of the following parcels: Parcel 088.000.054.OOO 63 Camelot Drive 106.248 acres, Parcel 088.000.023.042D O Camelot Drive 2.28 acres Parcel 088.000.042.001 144 Long Pond Road 2.969 acres, all located within the Township of Plymouth, in Plymouth County.This question offers voters the opportunity to demonstrate support for a development project that includes a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Plymouth on land owned by the Plymouth County. A “yes” vote would indicate support for a development project that includes a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Plymouth on land owned by the Plymouth County. A “no” vote would indicate a lack of support for a development project that includes a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Plymouth on land owned by the Plymouth County.

The League of Women Voters of the Plymouth Area has taken a position on this question. Click here to read that position.

What Precinct Am I In?

Click on the map above to go to an interactive site to find out what precinct you are in.

You can also find your precinct and voting location on the Secretary of State’s website.

Precinct Information

Following the 2020 census, the Town of Plymouth engaged in a re-districting process to provide a more equitable voting distribution. Each precinct will have 9 Town Meeting Representatives. Each voter will vote for 9 candidates, 3 each for 1-, 2-, and 3-year terms.

To identify your new precinct, consult the precinct map on the left.

Voting Locations:

Precinct Voting Location
Precinct 1 Hedge School, 258 Standish Avenue
Precinct 2 Cold Spring School, 25 Alden Street
Precinct 3 School Administration Building, 11 Lincoln Street
Precinct 4 Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street
Precinct 5 Town Hall, 26 Court Street
Precinct 6 Manomet Elementary School, 70 Manomet Point Road
Precinct 7 Indian Brook School, 1181 State Road
Precinct 8 Cedarville Fire Station, 2209 State Road
Precinct 9 South Elementary School, 178 Bourne Road
Precinct 10 Federal Furnace School, 860 Federal Furnace Road
Precinct 11 Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road
Precinct 12 South Middle School, 488 Long Pond Road
Precinct 13 West Elementary School, 170 Plympton Road
Precinct 14 Indian Brook School, 1181 State Road
Precinct 15 Plymouth South High School, 490 Long Pond Road
Precinct 16 South Middle School, 488 Long Pond Road
Precinct 17 South Elementary School, 178 Bourne Road
Precinct 18 Plymouth Community Intermediate School, 117 Long Pond Road

Absentee (Excuse Required) Ballots

The law allowing “no excuse” mail-in ballots has expired. You must vote in person or you may apply for an absentee ballot if you:

  • will be absent from town on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs

To apply for an absentee ballot for a family or household member, use the absentee ballot application as described on the Town Clerk’s website. You can obtain an application at the Town Clerk’s office, or  download it from the Massachusetts Sec of State’s website.  The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is 4 days before the election, May 17.

You can return your mail-in  or absentee ballot application in any of the following ways:

  • In person, at the Town Clerk’s office
  • In the ballot drop box outside of Town Hall
  • Mail it to Town Clerk’s Office, 26 Court Street, Plymouth MA 02360
  • FAX to (508)830-4116
  • Email to ballots@Plymouth-MA.gov

All applications must be signed by the voter.

Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office, hand-delivered or by mail, and will not be accepted at the polling location. Hand delivered ballots must be returned by the voter or a family or household member by the close of polls on Election Day.