Voting Information

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

Go online to check your current registration status and/or to 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.

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. Download and complete the form from the above website, then mail or deliver to the Town Clerk’s office.
The Town Clerk must certify all registrations regardless of whether they are received electronically or in paper format.

Absentee Voting and Other Information

 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. Click here for more information. 

Absentee Ballot Application

Town Meeting & Local Elections

All residents who wish to vote at Town Meeting and at Town Elections must be a registered voter.  Town Bylaws sate that the Annual Town Meeting is scheduled yearly the first Monday in April and the local election is scheduled on the third Tuesday in May.  Both take place at Manchester Memorial Elementary School Gymnasium, 43 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!  

Click here to learn about Manchester's upcoming Town Meetings and Elections.