Elections & Voting

Absentee Ballots for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election will be available soon.  
The deadline to register to vote for this election is 8 PM on Wednesday October 19!
Please do not miss your chance to vote! 

 Precincts


 All voters now 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


2016/2017 Election/Town Meeting Dates
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 Tuesday November 8, 2016:
Presidential Election (Last day to register to vote is Wednesday October 19, 2016).

 Monday November 28, 2016:
Special Town Meeting (Last day to register to vote is Friday November 18, 2016).

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 23,  2017. Nomination papers are due back to the Town Clerk no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

 Open Elected Positions 2017 - draft

 Office seats available for the May 16, 2017 Annual Town Election:
  • Assessor (1 seat; 3-year term)
  • Board of Health (1 seat; 3-year term)
  • Housing Authority (1 seat; 5-year term)
  • Library Trustee (1 seat; 3-year term)
  • Moderator (1 seat; 1-year)
  • Planning Board (1 seat;  5-year term)
  • School Committee (2 seats; 3-year terms)
  • Selectman (1 seat; 3-year term)