Voter Registration

Voters Frequently Asked Questions
How to Register to Vote?

Online voter registration - available as of June 25, 2015
In order to participate in Town Meeting, Annual Town Elections, State Elections & Primaries, Presidential Elections or hold public office, you must be registered to vote in the community where you live.

Am I Eligible to Vote?

To qualify to vote in Massachusetts, you must be:

  • a resident of the town and
  • a United States citizen and
  • at least 18 years of age by the day of the next election.

You will remain on our list of voters as long as you complete the Annual Census.  If you move to another city or town, you must register in the new town/city. Note: if you turn 18 on election day, you are eligible to vote.  However, you must register before the deadline.  

Voter registration form online
To register to vote, you must complete a voter registration form.  All questions on the voter registration form must be answered truthfully, under the penalty of perjury.

Questions on the affidavit include your name, address and date of birth.  If this is the first time you have registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you will need to provide identification, either with your registration form, or the first time you vote.

You can register to vote in several ways:

  • Online Voter Registration: available as of 6/25/2015
  • In Person:  forms are available in the Butterick Municipal Buildingbuilding, on the exterior wall at the Town Clerk's Office
  • By Mail:  Complete a mail-in registration form and deliver it to the Town Clerk’s Office.  Mail-in registration forms can be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk’s Office or download the form online and mail in the registration form. You should receive a confirmation notice in 2 to 3 weeks.
  • At the Registry of Motor Vehicles:  You can register to vote, or change your registration at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  Keep your receipt until you receive a confirmation notice.  If you do not receive a confirmation in 2 weeks, send email to the Town Clerk.

Note: if you choose to renew your drivers license online, the option to register to vote at the RMV is not available.


In order to vote you must be registered:

  • 20 days prior to all primaries and elections, and/or
  • 10 days before a Special Town Meeting or Special Town Election

On the daty of the deadline, the Town Clerk's Office will be open until 8pm to register voters, change political party or change an address.  Mail-in changes must be postmarked by that deadline.