Voting Information

The Town Clerk’s office oversees voting for Town Meeting, local elections and all state and national elections. On-Line voter registration is now available! 

Go On-Line to check your current registration status and register to vote.  Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.

Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand deliver to the Town Clerk's office. The Secretary of the Commonwealth has a comprehensive website where you can find answers to questions you may have regarding voter registration, absentee voting, address change, voter ID laws, etc. Go online for more information. The Town Clerk must certify all registrations regardless of whether they are received on-line or on paper.

Registration Methods

Residents can register to vote in several ways:
  1. Online
  2. At the Registry of Motor Vehicles
  3. In person at the Town Clerk's office
  4. By downloading the form from the above website and mailing or delivering the completed form to the Clerk’s office

Town Meeting & Local Elections

All residents who wish to vote at Town Meeting and at local elections must be a registered voter.  Town Meeting is scheduled yearly the first Monday in April. The local election follows on the third Tuesday in May.  Both take place at Manchester Memorial Elementary School Gymnasium, 55 Lincoln Street.

State & National Elections

The last day to register to vote is 20 days before an upcoming election. If you are unsure if you are currently registered, please either call the Clerk's office and we will be happy to help you or go online and check your status.  MA state requires every household to respond to the annual census.  If you do not respond, every voter in your household may be inactivated as a voter!  All elections take place at Manchester Memorial Elementary School Gymnasium, 43 Lincoln Street.