Elections & Voting

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

Email: tward@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 Election/Town Meeting Dates
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UPDATED January 2017


Changes to voter registrations!

We were just notified (in Jan 2017) that as a result of the State Election held in November 2016, we have lost 2 parties and gained one new one.  The Green-Rainbow and United Independent Party have reverted back to being political designations.  Libertarian is now a party.  The new options to choose when registering to vote are: 

Democratic

Republican

Libertarian

No Party (unenrolled)

Political Designation (not a political party).








 Wednesday May 3, 2017 Annual Town Meeting:
(Last day to register to vote is Thursday April 13, 2017).

 Tuesday May 16, 2017 Annual Town Election:
(Last day to register to vote is Thursday April 13, 2017).

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.

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 2017


 Nomination papers will be available at the Town Clerk's Office on Tuesday, January 31,  2017. Nomination papers are due back to the Town Clerk no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

 Open Elected Positions 2017 - updated 2/1/17 -tmw

 Office seats available for the May 16, 2017 Annual Town Election:

  • Assessor (1 seat; 3-year term exp 2020)
  • Assessor (1 seat; 2-year term exp 2019)
  • Board of Health (2 seats; 3-year terms exp 2020)
  • Housing Authority (1 seat; 5-year term exp 2022)
  • Library Trustee (2 seats; 3-year term exp 2020)
  • Moderator (1 seat; 1-year term exp 2018)
  • Planning Board (1 seat; 5-year term exp 2022)
  • Planning Board (1 seat; 2-year term exp 2019)
  • School Committee (1 seat; 3-year term exp 2020)
  • Selectman (1 seat; 3-year term exp 2020)