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Voter Registration
Online Voter Registration by October 18th for the November 7th General Election
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.

Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. 

Massachusetts voters may access their federal and state representatives, polling place/precinct at this site
The voter will complete their street address and will view their voting location and present officials.

Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.

Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.

A list of Certified Candidates for the General Election on November 7, 2017

Certified Candidates

For General Election–November 7, 2017.

(Alpha-by Office)

Town Council and Member of the School Committee

Mark Sideris-Candidate for Re-Election


Caroline Bays

Michelle Cokonougher

Michael F. Dattoli-Candidate for Re-Election

Anthony Donato

Anthony Palomba-Candidate for Re-Election

David M. Stokes

District A Councillor

Angeline B. Kounelis-Candidate for Re-Election

District B Councillor

Lisa J. Feltner-Candidate for Re-Election

District C Councillor

Vincent J. Piccirilli, Jr.-Candidate for Re-Election

District D Councillor

Kenneth M. Woodland-Candidate for Re-Election

School Committee     4 Year Term

Amy Donohue

Guido Guidotti-Candidate for Re-Election

John H. Portz-Candidate for Re-Election

Lily Rayman-Read

Michael K. Shepard

Elizabeth K. Yusem-Candidate for Re-Election

School Committee     2 Year Term

Lindsay Mosca

Trustee, Free Public Library

David Breakstone

Leanne Hammonds

Michael J. Hanlon

Daniel Pritchard

A printable list


Current Election Dates and Polling Locations
Tuesday, November 7, 2017         General Town Election
Last Day to Register to Vote: Wednesday, October 18th 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

If you would like further clarification of your party status or have any other questions relative to the upcoming election please call the Town clerk's Office at 617-972-6486 

Precinct map  Polling Locations

Absentee Ballot Information
In-Office Voting Hours: During Regular Business Hours

You may request an absentee ballot by:

Massachusetts Political Parties
There are four political parties in Massachusetts. If you are enrolled in one of these political parties, you will find the following letter codes next to your name in the column marked "PARTY":

D - Democratic Party                  R - Republican Party

L - Libertarian

Voters who are Unenrolled in a party (commonly known as "Independent") will be listed with the party code "U" in the PARTY column. Unenrolled voters and voters who are members of Political Designations (indicated by other letter codes) can choose which party's ballot they would like to receive.

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Printable Application available here
Fillable PDF Application available here