Elections & Voting

Precincts

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


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Absentee Ballots

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AND YOUR VOTE COUNT! 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS BEFORE THE FEBRUARY 12TH DEADLINE!

PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline to register to vote or change your political party is Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  The Town Clerk's Office will be open  from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM or you may register online with a valid Massachusetts ID by clicking the link below:

Register to Vote Online

The 2020 Presidential Primary Absentee Ballots are in. Voters who are unable to vote on election day because of physical disability, religious beliefs or travel may vote by absentee ballot. You may go to the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours, complete an application and vote absentee in person, up to noon the day before Election Day. Although the deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, we highly recommend submitting the application as soon as possible. To have an absentee ballot mailed to you, you must apply in writing. Submit your application early to allow sufficient time for the ballot to be mailed to you and be returned by the close of polls on Election Day  

Ward or Town Committee: Vote for candidates, up to the number allowed, as stated on the ballot. If you wish to vote for a group or slate, fill in the oval at the top of the group. If you wish to vote for individuals, fill in the oval to the right of each name. Do not vote for more candidates than the number allowed.

In order to expedite your voting process, please view the sample ballots below.  If you are registered to a political party (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Green-Rainbow) you must choose that parties ballot.  If you are unenrolled (formerly known as independent) you must choose the ballot which ballot you want. 

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

Check your voter registration status

Register to Vote Online

Secretary of Commonwealth website

Absentee Ballot Application 

You can email your application to townclerkoffice@ashlandmass.com

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2020 Election/Town Meeting Dates  

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Early Voting Dates and hours for the Presidential Primary Election 
Ashland Town Hall, 101 Main St.
Mon: February 24, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues: February 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed:, February 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thurs: February 27, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: February 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


EarlyVoting
Presidential Primary Election
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote is: Wednesday February 12, 2020).

Annual Town Meeting
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
7:00 PM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote is: Thursday, April 16, 2020).

Annual Town Election
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote is: Thursday April 16, 2020).

State Primary Election
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote and/or change party enrollment is: Wednesday, August 12, 2020).

There will be NO Early Voting for the State Primary Election

Early Voting for the Presidential Election
Ashland Town Hall, 101 Main St
(October 19-October 30, 2020)

Presidential Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote is: Wednesday October 14, 2020).

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.

Nomination papers available January 28, 2020
Seats Available in 2020
Selectman 3 years (vote for 1) expires 2023
Board of Assessors 3 years (vote for 1) expires 2023
School Committee 3 years (vote for 1) expires 2023
Board of Library Trustee 3 years (vote for 2) expires 2023
Board of Health 3 years (vote for 2) expires 2023
Planning Board 5 years (vote for 1) expires 2025

All nomination papers must be filed with the Town Clerk on or before Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by 5:00 PM.