|ELECTION TYPE||DATE OF ELECTION||LOCATION|| ELECTION
REGISTER TO VOTE
|VOTE BY MAIL
|Annual Town Election||Saturday, April 24, 2021||OAHS||10 AM - 4 PM||Friday, April 2nd||Vote by Mail has not
yet been approved
by legislation for this
All Elections are held at the Oliver Ames High School Gym
• 100 Lothrop St, North Easton MA 02356
All voters must enter from the Main Auditorium / Gym Entrance
- Precincts 1, 2, 6 - vote in the New Gym
- Precincts 3, 4, 5 - vote in the Old Gym
Town Election Information
2021 Annual Town Election Materials
Candidates Request for Nomination Papers Form & Instructions - fillable PDF
Town Election Candidates Calendar of Deadlines
Town Election Terms Due to Expire with positions
Nomination Papers Pulled - list of Candidates - as of 01/26/21: updated every Friday
Campaign Finance Information
Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance Website
Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance Website - Forms & Publications
Statement of Organization - Candidates
Statement of Organization - Ballot Question Committee
Informational Fact Sheets & Guides:
Candidates for Municipal Office Guide
Common Errors Made When Completing Campaign Finance Reports
Public Employees & Campaigns
Public Employees, Public Resources and Political Activity Guide
Candidates and their committees, if any, are required by statute to file periodic campaign finance reports and are also responsible for the legality, validity, completeness and accuracy of their reports. The following is a schedule for filing reports. These reports must be filed whether or not money has been raised or expended during the reporting period and whether or not the candidate is nominated or elected. Reports are due to the local election official by the close of business on the day the report is due. All forms, as well as filing software, are available on the OCPF website.
• Pre-Election Report: Due on or before the 8th day preceding the city or town general election, complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through 10 days before the due date.
• Post-Election Report: Due on or before the 30th day following the general election complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through 10 days before the due date. This report may be considered a final report if the candidate/committee has no cash balance, assets or outstanding liabilities. Most spring elections occur in towns.
• Year-End Report: Due on or before January 20 in the year following, complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through December 31. This year-end report must also be filed every year so long as a committee is in existence, or a candidate maintains a campaign fund, has outstanding debts, or is an incumbent elected official.
The Town Clerk's Office publishes campaign finance reports for candidates reporting any activity.
In order to vote you must be registered on or before the posted deadline.
To register or pre-register (16 & 17 year olds) to vote in Massachusetts you must:
• Be a US Citizen
• Be a Massachusetts resident
• Be at least 16 years old (to pre-register) - 18 years old (to vote)
The Town Clerk's Office publishes records of all Elections in the Town of Easton. These results are located on the Town's Minutes on Demand webpage. To view the results, please click here, and then click "Town Clerk" and "Election Results" on the blue sidebar on the left.
Election Information Resources
Secretary of the Commonwealth's Election Information page
Secretary of the Commonwealth's Historical Election Data page
What is the status of my absentee ballot? (Available for Federal & State Elections Only)
The Town Clerk is authorized by state law and to administer elections and elections-related processes and functions. There also are three Registrars of Voters who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, each serving a three-year term. The Registrars of Voters always must represent each of the two leading political parties. The daily administration of elections processes is managed by the Town Clerk.
General Election Duties
The Easton Town Clerk administers nomination and election processes, registers voters, conducts the annual municipal census and certifies applications and documents for veterans' bonuses. The Town Clerk also verifies residences for state colleges and universities, travel certificates and social security administration. The Town Clerk prepares and provides all statistics on elections and census, and general assistance for citizens, political parties and members of the press.
The Easton Town Clerk conducts all presidential primaries, state primaries, and state and presidential elections. The Town Clerk also conducts Town general elections. The responsibilities of the Town Clerk include: voter registration; supplying nomination papers for candidates, initiatives and referenda; certification of signatures on all nomination papers and petitions; printing ballots for Town elections; maintenance of elections equipment; recruitment of poll workers; tallying elections results; and maintaining and preserving the records of the election.
List of Voters
The Town Clerk maintains the voters roll for Easton. The Town Clerk endeavors to maintain as accurate a list as possible for use at the polls on election day. Each year, 600+ of voters are removed from the voters list because of death or a move outside of the Town, and 1,800+ of new voters are added to the list. In addition, 800+ voters change party affiliation each year.
The Annual Municipal Census
The Town Clerk conducts the annual census of Easton's approximate 9,500 households and publishes the results in a printed residents' lists (commonly known as the "Street List"). The publication contains an alphabetical-numerical list of all residents seventeen and older. The Town Clerk also prepares a non-public list of persons age three and older for the School Department.
Electioneering During Early and Absentee Voting
The Select Board adopted policy #92 with the following regulation for the period designated for in-person absentee voting and the State’s Early Voting Period:
No poster, card, handbill, placard, picture or circular intended to influence the action of the voter, other than those expressly authorized by G.L. c. 54, § 65, shall be posted, exhibited, circulated or distributed in the Town Clerk’s office, in the building where the Town Clerk’s office is located, on the walls thereof, on the premises on which the Town offices at 136 Elm Street stand within one hundred and fifty feet (150’) of the building entrance door to said Town offices.