Election Dates and Deadlines

Election Dates and Deadlines

* = Open until 5        + = Open until 8

2021 DATES AND DEADLINES

Last day for candidates to return nomination papers             June 25th*

Last day for a candidate to withdraw from ballot (Special Town)   July 13*

Last day to Register to vote or change registration (Town)            July 23+

Last day for absentee voting in person - Noon deadline                 August 13

Special Local Election  - (Polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM)    August 14

Town Meeting                                                                                  October 16

* = Deadline 5 PM        + = Open until 8

* = Open until 5        + = Open until 8

Voter Registration:

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. In person at the Town Clerk’s Office (or any Clerk’s Office in the Commonwealth)
  2. At the Registry of Motor Vehicles or several other state agencies
  3. 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.
  4. Online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

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 reregister.