Election Information



You may submit an application to register or pre-register to vote in Massachusetts if:

You are a citizen of the United States; and

You are 16 years old; and

You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.

If you meet the above requirements, you may apply online, by mail, or in-person.

The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting. The deadline to register to vote in a special town meeting is ten (10) days prior to the special town meeting.

If you are a new citizen who was naturalized after the last day to register to vote, you may register to vote in person at your local election office until 4 p.m. on the day before the election. You should bring documentation to show that your naturalization ceremony occurred after the voter registration deadline.

Registering Online:

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation at http://www.RegisterToVoteMA.com . Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

Registering by Mail:

If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by clicking  here.  The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to your local election official. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline. 

Registering in Person:

If you would like to register to vote in person, you may do so at the Town Clerk's Office.  Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday - Closed.


Voters who are unable to vote at the polls on election day due to (1) absence from town during the hours the polls are open; (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief may apply for an absentee ballot.

Click here for an absentee ballot application or call the Town Clerk's Office.

For further information, please call the Town Clerk's Office at 978-721-8445 or email at vote@townofathol.org.