Voter Registration and Election Information
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk’s office by telephone at 978-369-6155 or email.
Any citizen may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.
Other opportunities to register include voter registration sessions (20 days prior to an election), by mail, at the Registry of Motor Vehicles or ONLINE.
If you’d like to fill out your form and send in by mail, an application may be found HERE.
Mail to: Office of the Town Clerk, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741
Carlisle Town Hall-Clark Room
66 Westford Street
Carlisle, MA 01741
Due to COVID-19, voter registration deadlines and poll hours have changed. See below for updated information. Information will be updated as it becomes available from local government agencies and the legislature. The Town Clerk’s office remains open on Election Day until the polls close and the ballots are counted.
UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN 2020 - SEE UPDATED DATES AND TIMES
Special Town Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10 a.m. See the Town Meeting page for more information
Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Polls will be open 7 a.m - 8 p.m. See below for Vote-by-Mail information
Early Voting in person will be available at Town Hall Saturday, October 17 through Friday, October 30, daily hours:
- Sat Oct 17 and Sun Oct 18 2-4PM
- Mon Oct 19 – Thurs Oct 22 10AM-2PM
- Friday Oct 23 10AM-1PM
- Sat Oct 24 and Sun Oct 25 2-4PM
- Mon Oct 26 - Thurs Oct 29 10AM-2PM
- Friday Oct 30 10AM-3PM
If a Vote-by-Mail or Absentee Voting application has been submitted and accepted, ballots are currently being mailed.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 is the last day to register to vote before the Special Town Meeting. Office open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation before the General Election. Office open 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Vote by Mail ballots (Early Voting Ballots) can be used to vote by mail, instead of voting in person.
To receive an early voting ballot each voter must make the request in writing with their signature. This can be done online through the Secretary of the Commonwealth at www.MailmyBallotMA.com or by submitting the "I Want to Vote!" postcard or a Vote-by-Mail Application either by email, mail, in person to the Town Clerk. You may also request a ballot by letter or email to the Town Clerk, but it must include a signature.
You only need to use one of the above methods to apply once.
You can check the progress of your ballot (or check to see if you already requested one) by using the Track My Ballot feature on the Secretary of State's website. "Pending" means your application has been accepted and we have not yet mailed your ballot. "State Election" is used for the Nov 3rd election; federal offices are on the ballot.
The online Vote-by-Mail application portal will allow you to submit multiple applications, even if one has already been received and accepted. Please use "Track My Ballot" to check status before submitting an application.
The last day to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the General Election is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5 p.m.
Our office has begun mailing ballots to voters whose applications have been accepted.
For the General Election, filled ballots must be postmarked November 3 and received by November 6 by mail or received by the Town Clerk (drop box at Town Hall or in person) before the close of polls (8 p.m.) the day of the election.
Before returning your ballot make sure you have signed the yellow ballot envelope. Voters have expressed concern about needing to fold the ballot to fit it in the secure drop box. This is not a problem, folding the ballot has no bearing on the validity of your ballot.
Absentee ballots can be used to vote by mail or in person.
To receive an absentee ballot you must submit an Absentee Voting Application. The application can be found here, download an application from the Secretary of State website, or contact the Town Clerk.
The last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot by mail for the General Election is Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5 p.m.
The last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot in person for the General Election is Monday, November 2, 2020 12 p.m.
You can check the progress of your ballot (or check to see if you already requested one) by using the Track My Ballot feature on the Secretary of State's website. "Pending" means your application has been accepted and we have not yet mailed your ballot.
For the General Election filled ballots must be postmarked November 3 and received by November 6 by mail or received by the Town Clerk (drop box at Town Hall or in person) before the close of polls (8 p.m.) the day of the election.
Town Meeting and Town Election Schedule
Town Caucus Monday, May 18, 2020
Town Meeting Saturday, June 20, 2020
Town Election Tuesday, June 30, 2020