Local Election Information

Annual Town Election & Presidential Primary Election - March 5, 2024

Wellesley's Annual Town Election is Tuesday March  5. Voters will elect individuals for Town wide offices and Town Meeting members. See the list of candidates below.

The Presidential Primary Election will also take place on Tuesday, March 5. Voters will select nominees for the 2024 Presidential election and Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian party officials. Read the Presidential Primary warrant.

See the 2024 Presidential Primary ballots. 

Voter Information

Last Day to Register to Vote

Saturday February 24, 2024, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street.

Accessible Electronic Voting Now Available!

The Accessible Electronic Voting System is available to voters who are unable to independently read, write or physically manipulate or mark paper ballots because of a disability.

Accessible Vote by Mail Ballots may be requested:

Vote by Mail

Voters are encouraged to Vote by Mail. The application is also available here.

The last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot for the March 2024 Elections is Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

To find the status of your ballot request, go to the Secretary of State Track My Ballot Website.  If it says "Pending", your request has been received and a ballot will be mailed when it is available.  Ballots are expected to be mailed in February.

Vote by Mail ballots, must be RECEIVED, no later than 8:00 PM on Tuesday March 5, 2024 at the Temporary Town Hall at 888 Worcester Street, Suite 140 or at the Drop Box at the Police Station at 485 Washington Street. Vote by Mail ballots may NOT be dropped off at polling locations.

Voters who have received a Vote by Mail ballot may change their mind and vote in-person only if they have not returned their ballot. Only the first ballot submitted will be counted.

Early Voting In-Person

Wellesley Free Library at 530 Washington Street:

  • Saturday, February 24, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Monday through Friday, February 26-March 1, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Barton Road Community Center at 107 Barton Road:

  • Saturday, February 24, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Marillac/Elizabeth Seton Residences at 125 Oakland Street

  • Sunday, February 25, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Waterstone at Wellesley, 27 Washington Street

  • Thursday, February 29 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Election Day - Vote at the Polls!

  • Polls will be open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday March 5, 2024
  • 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

Run For Town Office

  • Nomination papers are available at Town Hall, 888 Worcester Street, Suite 140 starting December 6, 2024, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Town Wide Office Papers available December 6, 2023 through January 11, 2024. Due January 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM.
    • Town Meeting Member Papers available December 6, 2023 through January 26, 2024. Due January 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM.
  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 Thursday, January 11, 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.