Elections & Voting

 Precincts


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




2021 Election/Town Meeting Dates
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Saturday, June 12, 2021:  Annual Town Meeting
Tentatively at 1:00 PM 
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote is: Friday May 21, 2021)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021:  Annual Town Election
Times TBD
Ashland High School, 65 East Union St
(Last day to register to vote is: Thursday May 7, 2021).

2021 Political Calendar

All registered voters qualify but are not required to vote by mail in the May 18, 2021 Annual Town Election.  

Click here to download the Vote by Mail application

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO BE RECEIVED AT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE


Your signed application must be received in the Town Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 12, 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

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 ENVELOPE. IT WILL FIT NICELY. THANK YOU! 

FILLING OUT YOUR BALLOT


Please be sure to fill in the oval of their 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:  The deadline to register to vote for the May 18, 2021 Annual Town Election is Friday, May 7, 2021.  The Town Clerk's Office will be open from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM for voter registration only. 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

TRACK YOUR APPLICATION AND BALLOT


Voters who have applied for a vote by mail ballot may use this link to track the status of their application as well as their ballot status (mailed / received back).  

http://www.trackmyballotma.com/

Is your Annual Town Census up to date?  If you have not returned your 2021 census you may be required to provide proof of address in order to vote. 

Click here for more information.

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.

Clerks Note: This name change to Select Board was passed by the Mass State Legislature on Jan 6, 2021; signed by Governor Charles D. Baker on Jan 15, 2021 and received by the Ashland Town Clerk on Feb 9, 2021.

Seats Available in 2021
Select Board - 3 years (vote for 2) expires 2024
Board of Assessors - 3 years (vote for 1) expires 2024
School Committee - 3 years (vote for 2) expires 2024
Board of Library Trustee - 3 years (vote for 2) expires 2024
Board of Health - 3 years (vote for 2) expires 2024
Board of Health - 2 years (vote for 1 to fill an unexpired term) expires 2023
Housing Authority - 5 years (vote for 1) expires 2026
Housing Authority - 3 years (vote for 1) expires 2024
Housing Authority - year (vote for 1 to fill an unexpired term) expires 2022
Planning Board - 5 years  (vote for 1) expires 2026
Planning Board - 2 years  (vote for 1 to fill an unexpired term) expires 2023