Open Offices For Annual Town Election May 24
Running for a Town Office can be a rewarding experience, and an opportunity to help your community. Holliston depends on its volunteers.
The Town Election is May 24, 2022. Town Elections are non‐partisan.
Any person who is a Massachusetts resident, a United States citizen and will be 18 years old as of the next election, is eligible to register to vote. You do not need a drivers license or any other form of identification to register. However, when you sign the registration form, you must attest, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are legally eligible to register and that the information you provide is accurate and truthful.
If you are new to Town or just turned of age, you must register to vote at least 20 days before any Town Meeting/Election.
For the 2022 annual town election, the last day to register to vote is Wednesday, May 4. The clerk’s office stays open until 8PM on the last day to register for these deadlines.
Registering to vote is very easy: you may visit the Town Clerk’s Office in person and fill out an application, or you may obtain a mail -in form at any Post Office or Public Library. You must send a copy of your ID if registering by mail. Sufficient ID includes a copy of a current and valid photo id, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document showing your name and address.
The polls are open on Election Day from 7AM to 8PM for all elections and the polls for all precincts are at the High School Gym (field house), unless you are otherwise notified by mail. Check in tables in each precinct are where you go and give the name of your street, the number of your residence and your name. The voter lists are arranged by street so this is the fastest way to receive your ballot and keep the lines moving.
Voters who are unable to get to the polls to vote on election day because of physical disability, religious beliefs, away at school or travel, may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are not available for mere inconvenience, or because of ordinary commuting-related difficulties.
Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Town Clerk and may be submitted in person or by mail. The voter, or a family member, may submit an application. All applications must be signed under the pains and penalties of perjury by the voter, or a family member, before a ballot will be made available.
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk before noon the day before an election. If the voter submits the application in person, he/she may obtain the ballot and vote over-the-counter at the clerks office. When the application is submitted in person by a family member, the ballot will be sent by mail or in some cases may be hand carried to the voter by the family member. A voter who is permanently disabled need not submit a request for an absentee ballot every election. If the Town Clerk receives a note from a physician indicating permanently disability, the clerk will send an application at the beginning of every year. Once this is signed and returned to the clerks office it is kept on file and an absentee ballot will be sent for each election.