Elections & Voting

 Questions: Please call the Town Clerk’s Office!      
 
508-881-0100 ext. 7127; we’re here to help!

Email: townclerkoffice@ashlandmass.com

Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 All voters vote at:
 Ashland High School
 65 East Union Street
 Ashland, MA 01721

The Polls will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm for voting.

Important Dates


2017/2018 Election/Town Meeting Dates
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UPDATED August 4, 2017


The Board of Selectmen have called a Special Town Meeting for Tuesday November 14, 2017.  The Town Meeting will be held at the Ashland High School, 65 East Union St.  The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.

 Tuesday November 14, 2017 Special Town Meeting:
(Last day to register to vote is Friday November 3, 2017 from 9am-8pm).


Voter registrations - your options are listed below

Democratic

Republican

Libertarian

No Party (unenrolled)

Political Designation (not a political party).






2018

Wednesday May 2, 2018 Annual Town Meeting:
(Last day to register to vote is Thursday April 12, 2018).

 Tuesday May 15, 2018 Annual Town Election:
(Last day to register to vote is Thursday April 12, 2018).

IMPORTANT!
If you are elected at the Annual Town Election you MUST be sworn-in with the Town Clerk prior to participating in any board meetings to which you have been elected to serve on.  

If you are appointed to a Board, Committee or Commission you MUST be sworn-in with the Town Clerk prior to participating in any board meetings to which you have been appointed to serve on.  

This oath must be given in person.

 Valid ID


 You will need to bring a valid ID to vote. You may have moved, had a name change, or  forgotten to return your annual town census form and are now listed as an "inactive" voter.  The only way to make the updates is with some form of ID. Personally known is not an  option. It is very important to return your annual town census form that is mailed to each  household.

 Swearing-In of Elected Officials


 If you are elected at the Annual Town Election you must be sworn-in with the Town Clerk  prior to participating in any board meetings to which you have been elected to serve on.  This oath must be given in person.

 Resignation from Board, Committee, or Commission


 Should a member of a board, committee, or commission choose to resign then they shall  submit their resignation to the Town Clerk with a wet signature stating such. Emails will not  be accepted. Contact the Town Clerk with any questions.

 Nomination Papers 2018


 Nomination papers will be available at the Town Clerk's Office on Tuesday, January 30,  2018. Nomination papers are due back to the Town Clerk no later than Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

 

 Open Elected Positions 2018 - updated 7/18/2017 - ctl

 Office seats available for the May 15, 2018 Annual Town Election:

  • Assessor (1 seat; 3-year term exp 2021)
  • Board of Health (2 seats; 3-year terms exp 2021)
  • Housing Authority (1 seat; 1-year term exp 2019)
  • Library Trustee (2 seats; 3-year term exp 2021)
  • Moderator (1 seat; 1-year term exp 2019)
  • Planning Board (1 seat; 5-year term exp 2023)
  • School Committee (2 seats; 3-year term exp 2021)
  • Selectman (2 seats; 3-year term exp 2021)