KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!
Know these 6 things BEFORE going to the polls:
1. Are you a registered voter?
The deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the Annual Town Election is Friday, May 5th @ 5:00 pm. The Town Clerk's Office will be open on this date from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM for in person voter registration or register to vote online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/.
2. Is your voter status "active"?
Voters must return their signed street list census form annually to the Town Clerk’s office to maintain an active voter status. Inactive voters are still eligible to vote but will be required to complete additional forms and show an ID at the polls in order to vote. To avoid having to complete additional paperwork at the polls, voters who appear as inactive can change their status to active by stopping by the Town Clerks Office to sign a census form in person up until Friday, May 5th @ 5:00 pm. Changes to the voting lists cannot be made after the deadline of May 5th. You can check your voter status by clicking here.
3. Can I vote Early in person or by Mail?
For the Annual Town Election you can vote early by mail by completing a Vote-By-Mail application. The Select Board has voted to offer In-Person Early Voting. In-Person Early Voting will be held Saturday, May 6th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Wednesday, May 10th - 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM at the Town Hall.
4. Where do I vote on ELECTION DAY?
The Town of Ashland has 1 polling locations and 6 precincts. All voters vote at:
ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
65 EAST UNION STREET
5. What is my voting Precinct?
The polling location is divided into 6 precincts and voters will appear on the voting list only in the precinct in which their street is part of. Voters are strongly encouraged to already know which precinct they will be voting in before entering the polling location. You can view the precinct map by clicking here. If you are unsure of your precinct, please click here.
6. What will I be voting on?
Voters are encouraged to educate themselves on the many races and questions that will appear on their ballot PRIOR to arriving at the polls. You may view the ballot for the Annual Town Election by clicking here. A "Candidates Forum" will be held Monday, May 1st - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Select Board Meeting Room at Town Hall. This will also be broadcast on Social Media and on WACA-TV. Check back for more information.