Election Dates and Deadlines

Election Dates and Deadlines

* = Open until 5        + = Open until 8

2020 DATES AND DEADLINES

Last Day to Register (Pres Prim)           February 12+

Early Voting                                            February 24-28

Presidential Primary                               March 3

Special Senatorial Primary                     March 3

Town Meeting Incumbent Deadline        March 20*

Town Election Nomination Deadline       March 27*

State Senatorial Election                        May 19

Town Meeting                                          June 15

Last Day to Withdraw (Town)                  April 14*

Last Day to Register (Town)                   June 10+

Local Election                                         June 20

Last Day to Register (State Prim)           August 12+

State Primary                                          September 1

Last Day to Register (State Election)      October 14+

Town Meeting                                          October 17?

State Election                                          November 3

 

* = 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.