Annual Town Meetings and Elections

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Manchester Essex Regional High School - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Proper social distancing measures will be in place to ensure safety. 

Early Voting

Town Hall 

Saturday, October 17, 2020                    12 p.m. to 2 p.m.       

Sunday, October 18, 2020                      12 p.m. to 2 p.m.     

Monday-Wednesday, October 19-21, 2020           8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020                8:30a.m. to 6:30p.m.  


Saturday, October 24, 2020     2 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

Sunday, October 25, 2020                    12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday-Wednesday, Oct 26-28, 2020                          8:30a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Thursday, October 29, 2020                   8:30a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voter Registration 

Last Day to Register to Vote:  Saturday, October 24, 2020

 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall

Click here to see if you are registered to vote, check your party enrollment or to register to vote online! 

Vote by Mail

If you choose not to return your ballot by mail you can bring it to the Town Clerks office during regular business hours or during Early Voting times. You can also use the drop box behind Town Hall.

MA State Primary

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Manchester Essex Regional High School - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Preliminary Primary Election Results

Edward Markey    947

Joseph Kennedy   559


Shiva Ayyadurai    123

Kevin O’Connor    161


Seth Moulton    1137

Jamie Belsito      108

Angus McQuilken  224


Office: 978-526-2040 | Email:

The Annual Town Meeting takes place on the first Monday in April at 7:00 PM. One must be a registered voter in the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea to vote at Town Meeting. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Town Meeting for a timely check in. 

State and local elections take place at Manchester Essex Regional High School, 36 Lincoln Street. You must be a registered voter in the Town of Manchester-by-the- Sea to vote.  The annual local election takes place on the third Tuesday in May. Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

View the link "Election and Town Meeting Results" for Town Meeting and Election warrants, minutes and supporting documentation. View the Town Moderator's page for information about Town Meeting process, procedure and pertinent Town Meeting guides.