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Election Day
2016 Political Calendar

Tuesday

February 9,  2016,

5:00 pm

Last day and hour for Town Meeting Representatives who are candidates for re-election to submit written notice to Town Clerk (MGL c. 53 §10 – twenty-one days before prior to last day and hour of Board of Registrars’ filing of nomination papers with Town Clerk).

Wednesday

February 10, 2016,

 8:00 pm

Last day and hour to register to vote and change party enrollment for presidential primary (MGL c. 51 §§ 26, 28 - twenty days before Election). Office of the Town Clerk open from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

Thursday

February 11, 2016,

5:00 pm

Last day to obtain blank nomination papers for Annual Town Election. (MGL c. 53 § 9A – forty-eight weekday hours prior to submissions to Board of Registrars).

If deadline is a Sunday or holiday, deadline is following day.

Tuesday

February 16, 2016

5:00 pm

Last day for Town-Wide and Town Meeting Representative candidates to file nomination papers with Board of Registrars (MGL c. 53 § 7 and Town Charter 2-3 b - forty-nine days before election and fourteen days before filing with Town Clerk).

Monday, February 29, 2016 12 NOON

Last day and hour to apply for an absentee ballot to vote in the Presidential Primary

Tuesday, March 1, 2016,

7:00 am – 8:00  pm

Presidential Primary (MGL c. 53, § 28). 

Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.

Tuesday

March 1, 2016, 5:00 pm


Last day and hour for Board of Registrars to file nomination papers with Town Clerk (MGL c. 53 §10 – thirty-five days before election).

Tuesday

March 1, 2016, 5:00 pm

Last day and hour for Board of Selectmen to submit written notice of ballot question(s) to Town Clerk. MGL c. 54 § 42C

(at least thirty-five days prior to Election).

Thursday

March 3, 2016, 5:00 pm

Last day to object or withdraw papers

(MGL c. 53 § 11 - thirty-three days before Election).

Friday

March 4, 2016, 10:00 am

Drawing of names for ballot positions: Special act 1975 Chap. 529       

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:00 pm

Last day and hour to register voters for Annual Town Election (MGL c. 51 §§ 26, 28 – twenty days before Election). 

Office of the Town Clerk open from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

Monday

March 28, 2016, 4:00 pm

Last day and hour to submit 8-day pre-election Campaign Finance Reports for Annual Town-Wide Election Candidates.

Report all activity from January 1, 2016 to March 18, 2016.

Monday, April 4, 2016

12 NOON

Last day and hour to apply for an absentee ballot to vote in the Annual Town Election

Tuesday, April 5, 2016,

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Annual Town Election.  Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Annual Representative Town Meeting begins

(Town By-law Ch. 154 § 3).

Thursday

May 5, 2016, 4:00 pm

Last day and hour to submit 30-day post-election Campaign Finance Reports for Annual Town-Wide Election Candidates.  Report all activity from March 18, 2016 to April 26, 2016.

Monday, August 1, 2016 4:00 pm

Deadline for submission of Citizen Petition Warrant Articles for 2016 Fall Representative Town Meeting (Town By-law Ch. 154 § 2).

Friday,

August 19, 2016 8:00 pm

Last day and hour to register to vote and/or change party enrollment for State Primary (MGL c. 51 §§ 26, 28 - twenty days before Election). Office of the Town Clerk open from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12 NOON

Last day and hour to apply for an absentee ballot to vote in the State Primary

THURSDAY

September 8,  2016,

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

State Primary (MGL c. 53, § 28).  Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.

 

Monday

October 17, 2016

Fall Annual Representative Town Meeting begins

(Town By-law Ch. 154 § 3).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:00 pm

Last day and hour to register to vote and change party enrollment for  State Election (MGL c. 51 §§ 26, 28 -  twenty days before Election).

Office of the Town Clerk open from 8:30 am to 8 pm.

Monday, November 7, 2016 12 NOON

Last day and hour to apply for an absentee ballot to vote in the State Election

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

State Election (MGL c. 54 § 62). Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.

Wednesday

January 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Year-end Campaign Finance Reports due for ALL elected officials.    Report all activity from April 26, 2015 to December 31, 2016.


Campaign Finance Reports

Become an Election Worker!

The Town Clerk's Office is looking for enthusiastic individuals who can work at the upcoming elections.  If you are interested in this paid opportunity, please complete an Election Worker Profile and submit it to the Town Clerk's Office.