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Town Clerk: Important Information Regarding Upcoming Elections

Feb 04, 2016 04:36PM ● By Bill Gilman
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo.)

Attention Voters: Your enrollment as a voter will affect the party primary in which you can vote at the March 1, 2016 Presidential Primary.
There are four political parties in Massachusetts: D - Democratic Party R - Republican Party J - Green-Rainbow CC - United Independent Party
When voting on March 1, 2016, voters who are enrolled in one of the above parties can only vote on the ballot for that party.
Voters who are unenrolled in a party (commonly known as “Independent”) will be listed on the voter list with the party code “U”. Unenrolled voters and voters who are members of Political Designations can choose which party’s ballot they would like to receive.
If you wish to change your party enrollment for the Presidential Primary, you must do so on or before February 10, 2016.
You may change your party enrollment by completing a new voter registration form in person, by mail, or online at

2016 Election Dates             Election Type               Last Day to Register
Tuesday, March 1, 2016      Presidential Preference Primaries   Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016                Annual Town Election                 Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016      State Primaries                         Friday, August 18, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016          State Election                           Wednesday, October 19, 2016

If you would like further clarification of your party status or have any other questions relative to the upcoming election please call the Town Town Clerk’s Office at 978-640-4355
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