Local Election Information

Annual Town Election FINAL Official Results

The Official results, including write-ins, for the March 7, 2023 are available here

2024 Elections

  • Presidential Primary Election on March 5, 2024. 
  • Annual Town Election on March 5, 2024
  • State Primary Election date TBD
  • Presidential Election November 5, 2024

General Election Information

Vote By Mail

The VOTES Act of 2022 allows everyone to vote by mail.  Applications are valid by election or for a calendar year.

Voting Locations

Due to the 2020 Federal Census, precinct boundaries in Precincts B, C, D, E, F, G and H have been revised.  See Map. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 AM to 8 PM.

  • Precincts A & C: Bates Elementary School, 116 Elmwood Road
  • Precinct B: Sprague Elementary School, 401 School Street
  • Precincts D & E: Warren Building, 90 Washington Street
  • Precincts F & G: Shipley Center, Dana Hall School, 142 Grove Street
  • Precinct H: Tolles Parsons Center, Council on Aging, 500 Washington Street

Town Wide Officers and Town Meeting Members are elected to staggered terms annually in March. The Town Bylaw requires the Annual Town Election to be held the first Tuesday in March except in the year in which the presidential primaries are to be held.

  1. Instructions for Candidates for Town Wide Office
  2. Instructions for Candidates for Town Meeting
  1. The candidate must be a resident of the Town, and for certain offices a registered voter. Check the by-law if this is an issue.
  2. The Candidate must personally obtain Nomination papers from the Town Clerk. These forms are available as of December 6th for the 2024 Annual Town Election. The candidate will supply name, address, phone, email and sign for the papers. This information is public information. 
  3. Signatures of fifty voters registered in the Town are required (any precinct), although it is recommended that more be obtained.
  4. The deadline to "take out papers" will be Friday January 12, 2024, 5 p.m.
  5. Papers must be returned to the Town Clerk for certification no later than 5 p.m.  Tuesday January 16, 2024.
  6. Candidates for re-election for Town Wide offices must also obtain signatures, unlike Town Meeting Member candidates.
  7. We request the use of your email address for election related messages and for Town Meeting communication if you are elected. This email is intended for the use of the Town Clerk to notify candidates and Town Meeting Members of events or information of interest to them. The list is a public record.
  8. Elected candidates must be sworn in by the Town Clerk prior to exercising their office.