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ELECTION RESULTS:

2016

2015

November 8, 2016 - State Election

April 2, 2016 - Annual Town Election

March 1, 2016-Presidential Primary

September 8, 2016 - State Primary

 

 April 4, 2015 - Annual Town Election

2014

2013

November 4, 2014 - State Election

September 9, 2014 - State Primary

June 14, 2014 - Special Town Election

April 5, 2014 - Annual Town Election

 

June 25 2013 Special State Election

April 30 2013 Annual Town Election

April 30 2013 Special State Primary

2012

2011

November 6, 2012 State Election

September 6 2012 State Primary Election

April 7, 2012 Annual Town Election

March 6, 2012 Presidential Primary Election

 

September 20, 2011 Special State Election

August 23, 2011 Special State Primary

2010

2009

April 3, 2010 Election
January 19, 2010 Special Election

 

 

 April 4, 2009 Election

2008

2007

September 16, 2008 Primary
April 5, 2008 Town Election
February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary

 

 September 29, 2007 Recall Election
June 2, 2007 Override Election

 

**2016 ELECTION DATES**

 

ELECTION

DATE OF ELECTION

DEADLINE TO REGISTER

Presidential Primary

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Annual Town Election

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

State Primary

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

State Election

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

 

**INTRODUCING EARLY VOTING....

OCTOBER 24TH–NOVEMBER 4TH

Monday through Friday from 8:45AM to 5:00PM


**EXTENDED HOURS**

Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts.  Early voting will begin on October 24, 2016 and continue through November 4, 2016.  Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting.  Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter.  Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early.  Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered.  To check to see if you are registered to vote and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website:  www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.  If you need to register to vote, you may do so online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.  All you need is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online.  To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 19th, 2016.

Early voting may be done in person or by mail.  In the Town of Middleborough, early voting may be done in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, Annex Building, 20 Centre Street, Middleborough, MA during the following dates and times:  October 24th to November 4th, Monday through Friday from 8:45AM to 5:00PM.

For public convenience, the Town of Middleborough has also decided to offer the following extended weekend hours:  Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office, 20 Centre Street, 1st Floor, Middleborough, MA 02346.  You may find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website:  http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.

Please note:  Once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote.  Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules.

ABSENTEE VOTING      
Absentee voting is permitted prior to each Election until Noon the day before the Election.  For the State Election on November 8, 2016 Absentee Voting ends on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12 Noon.  In order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot in Massachusetts, a voter must be prevented from voting at their polling place on Election Day, due to:

Early voting will be available for biennial November state elections only, beginning with the November 8, 2016 State Election.


STATE ELECTION IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 – POLLS OPEN - 7AM - 8PM

*Last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for State Election:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Click Here for Information for Voters 2016 Ballot Questions for 11/8/16

Click Here to view November 8, 2016 State Election Warrant

 

REGISTER TO VOTE
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CHECK VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

WHERE DO I
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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN
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New Voting Equipment

The Town of Middleborough purchased new voting equipment which we began using at the Presidential Primary Election on March 1, 2016.  The new machines are referred to as ImageCast Precinct Tabulators which capture an image of each ballot as it is processed and records the votes for each office.  Voters are now required to fill in an oval next to the candidate of their choice.  The ImageCast Precinct Tabulators have LCD screens which display messages to alert the voter as to whether a ballot has been accepted or if there is an error reading the ballot.  Our vendor, LHS Associates, was onsite for the entire election day at the Presidential Primary.  Also, mandatory training of all election officers and testing of the new voting equipment has been conducted. Voting Equipment Video Demonstration

Voter Registration

You may register to vote in Massachusetts provided you are a United States citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, will be 18 years of age on or before the next election and you are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.  Voter registration in Middleborough has never been easier than it is today!    

*For more information on registering to vote in Massachusetts, click on the following link for the Elections Division.

Registration Deadlines
In order to vote you must be registered:

Political Parties and Political Designations

When you register to vote, you may choose to enroll in a political party or political designation or may choose to remained “Unenrolled,” which is commonly referred to as “independent.” 

Choosing to Enroll in a Political Party:  There are four political parties in Massachusetts: 

If you enroll in any of these four political parties you may only vote in that party’s primary.  Enrollment in a political party does not affect your right to vote in a general election.  In a general election, all voters receive the same ballot and vote for the candidate of their choice regardless of party enrollment.

Choosing No Enrollment in a Political Party:  If you do not wish to enroll in a party, check the box next to “No Party (Unenrolled)” on the voter registration form.  If you do not enroll in a party, you may still vote in state and presidential primaries by choosing a party ballot and will remain Unenrolled. 

Choosing to Enroll in a Political Designation:  In addition to the four political parties, there are certain legal political designations in which you may enroll.  If you enroll in any political designation you may vote in the state or presidential primary of your choice.

Change Party Enrollment or Political Designation:  Once you make an enrollment choice, you may change your enrollment status by notifying your election official in writing at least twenty (20) days before a primary or election.

Please refer to the following link for further information regarding Political Parties/Political Designations from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Election Division page: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepar/paridx.htm

Polling Locations/Hours

The Town of Middleborough has four (4) polling locations:

 

The polling hours for State Elections/Primaries:                            7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The polling hours for Presidential Elections:                                  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The polling hours for regularly scheduled Annual Town Elections:   8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Election Results

The Town Clerk's Office publishes records of all Elections Results for the Town of Middleborough on our Town website (see above).

 

Running for Public Office and Campaign Finance Forms

Any person who is a Middleborough resident and a registered voter may obtain nomination papers for the April Annual Town Election ballot from the Town Clerk's Office. Nomination papers and election calendars are available each January 1st.. Candidates running for town-wide office require the signatures of 50 voters. Candidates for municipal office may download the forms for:

Election Information

The Town Clerk is the Chief Election Official and is authorized by state law to administer elections and elections-related functions. In addition to the Town Clerk, the Town of Middleborough has three Registrars of Voters who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, each serving a three-year term. The Registrars of Voters must always represent each of the two leading political parties. The daily administration of elections processes is managed by the Town Clerk.


Secretary of the Commonwealth's Election Information Page.

Secretary of the Commonwealth's Historical Election Data Page

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office with any additional questions at (508) 946-2415 or clerkweb@middleborough.com