Elections & Voting

Special Town Meeting 
Saturday, January 23, 2021
10:00 AM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
Last day to register to vote is: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Learn more and view the warrant here

For additional information from the Town Moderator regarding Special Town Meeting:

  1. Procedures for STM January 23 2021
  2. Additional Moderator Motion for 2021.01.23 STM
  3. Finance Committee Selection Criteria.pdf
Special Town Election
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
Last day to register to vote is: Thursday , January 7, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Annual Town Election
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: TBD
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
Last day to register to vote is: Wednesday, April, 28, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

All registered voters qualify but are not required to vote by mail in the January 27, 2021 Special Town Election.  

Click here to download the application

Click here to view the ballot

Deadline for application to be received at Town Clerk's Office

Your signed application must be received in the Town Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 21, 2021

APPLY EARLY to allow ample time for processing your application and for the postal services to deliver your ballot to you. If you are concerned about voting too early - please note that voters can hold on to their ballot and return it during the week prior to the election. Voters who receive a vote by mail ballot but do not return it prior to election day may appear to vote in person on election day to cast a ballot. Any voter that has returned a vote by mail ballot  cannot vote at the polls on Election Day.

Applications can be returned by mail, placed in the ballot drop box located on the side of town hall (101 Main Street) or scanned & emailed to townclerkoffice@ashlandmass.com

FILLING OUT YOUR BALLOT

Please be sure to fill in the oval of your choice. If an “X” or checkmark is used, the voting machine cannot read the mark. Once the ballot is complete, place it in the gold envelope and complete the front of the envelope. The envelope MUST have a signature. If it is not signed the ballot will not be accepted. Next, place the gold envelope in the white return envelope.

RETURN OF ABSENTEE/EARLY VOTED BALLOTS

Mailed Absentee/Early Ballots include a return envelope that can be mailed or hand delivered and placed in the drop box outside of the Town Hall. Ballots can NOT be returned to the polling location on Election Day. They must be returned to the Town Clerks office for processing before they are deliver by Town Clerks staff to the polls on Election Day. All Absentee Ballots must be received before the close of Polls on Election Day to be counted.

PLEASE NOTE:  VOTED BALLOTS MAY BE PLACED IN THE NEW BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATED OUTSIDE OF TOWN HALL. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SIGNATURE IS ON THE BALLOT ENVELOPE. KINDLY DO NOT FOLD YOUR BALLOT. IT WILL FIT NICELY. THANK YOU! 

PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline to register to vote for the January 27, 2021 Special Town Election is Thursday, January 7, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we urge you to register to vote online with a valid Massachusetts ID by clicking the link below:

Register to Vote Online

Is your Annual Town Census up to date?  If you have not returned your 2020 census you may be required to provide proof of address in order to vote. 

Click here for more information.