Elections & Voting

Absentee / Vote by Mail Applications for the Annual Town Election are Available at the link below.
Applications must be submitted to Town Clerk, 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/voting-information/vote-by-mail.htm

2024 Election Information

2024 Early Voting

2024 Presidential Primary

Early Voting

Early Voting will be held at Town Hall, 472 Main Street.

Early Voting Hours

Saturday, February 248:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, February 268:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 278:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 28
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 29
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday March 18:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Resources

2024 Presidential Primary Sample Ballot

Annual Town Election

Offices to be elected at the Annual Town Election

Moderator – One Member -  One Year Term
Select Board – One Member -  Three Year Term
School Committee – Two Members – Three Year Term
Memorial Library Trustee – One Member – Three Year Term
Water Supply District – Commissioner – Three Year Term
Water Supply District – Moderator – Three Year Term
 
Last day to obtain nomination papers, Friday March 8, 2024 at 12:00 PM
 
Last day to return nomination papers, Tuesday March 12, 2024 at 5:00 PM
 
Last day to withdraw nomination papers, Thursday March 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Voting in Acton

Voter registration must be completed by the deadline in order to vote in a given election. The last day to register to vote for any election held will be 10 days prior to the election.  Click here to register: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

The Residents of Acton have at least two opportunities to vote for local offices and issues each year, the Annual Town Election & the Annual Town Meeting. If an additional Special Town Election or Special Town Meeting is being called, residents will be notified once the date is set. The State Election calendar can be found here. Voter registration must be completed by the deadline in order to vote in a given election.2022 Precinct Map

The Annual Town Election is held on the Tuesday immediately preceding the first Monday in May of each year, this year it will be APRIL 30, 2024. During this election, voters may either vote by mail in ballot after submitting a mail in ballot application or vote at their designated polling location. The Town is divided geographically into 7 precincts. Click here for help finding your precinct.

The Annual Town Meeting is held on the first Monday in May of each year, this year it will be May 6, 2024 . The Town issues a Warrant which contains all of the items being voted on. If all of the items in the Warrant are not covered on the first night, the Town Meeting will continue onto additional consecutive nights. Participants must be present in order to vote in this Parliamentary-style election.

All precincts attend Town Meetings at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Rd

Elected Officials

Some of the Boards and Committees in Acton are elected directly by the residents of Acton. Others are appointed by the Select Board, Town Moderator, or Town Manager.

Offices filled by vote at the Annual Town Election or by Special Election as required are:
Select Board - 5 Members, 3 Year Terms
Town Moderator - 1 Year Term
Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee - 7 of 11 Members from Acton, 3 Year Terms
Acton Housing Authority - 3 Elected Members, 1 State Appointed, 5 Year Terms
Acton Water District - 3 Year Terms
Trustees of the Acton Memorial Library - 3 Members, 6 Corporate Members, 3 Year Terms

Offices elected by vote at the Annual Town Meeting include:
Assistant Town Moderator - 1 Year Term
Trustees of the Acton Firefighters Relief Fund - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms
Trustees of the Charlotte Goodnow Fund - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms
Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms
Trustees of the West Acton Citizens’ Library - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms

Past Town Elections and Reports

Town Election Results
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Town Meeting & Special Town Meeting Abstracts
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State Election Results
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Annual Town Reports
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Additional Resources