Annual Town Meetings and Elections


The Annual Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday May 18, 2021.
Voting will be open from 7am-8pm. 
Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School
A sample ballot is posted here

Absentee voting is available.
Click here for a Vote by Mail application.

Seats up for election are: 
1 Moderator – 1 year term
2 Housing Authority – 4 year term & 5 year term
2 Library Trustee –  3 year term & 2 year term 
2 Planning Board – both 3 year terms
1 School Committee – 3 YEAR term
1 Board of Selectmen – 3 year term

Annual Town Meeting

Monday, June 21, 2021
6:30 PM
(Rain Date: June 23, 2021)
Manchester Essex Regional High School Athletic Field

Official November 3, 2020 Election Results

Official 2020 Election Results

MA State Primary

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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.