You may register to vote in person at the Town Clerk's office, online or by mail. You may download a mail-in form from the Secretary of State website.
Town Clerk Election Responsibilities
- prepares the ballots for town elections
- receives nomination papers
- records campaign expenditures and contributions
- arranges for absentee ballots
- instructs and supervises the election officers
- records the election results
- retains custody of the ballots and voting lists in the event of a recount
- transmits election results from each precinct as well as the complete list of town officers to the Secretary of State within 24 hours after each election
- serves as a member of the Board of Registrars registering all voters, recording the party enrollment of each voter in the annual register and certifying the signatures of the voters on all petitions.
Register to Vote
Come to the Town Clerk’s office to register to vote. If you are unable to apply in person you can register to vote online by visiting the Secretary of State website. Mail-in forms are available in our office or you can down load a form from the Secretary of States Office.
Early Voting Information
For the first time, early voting will take place for the 2016 General Election. Early voting is available for every registered voter. You can visit the Secretary of State website for further information on early voting.
For a schedule of early voting days and times for the 2016 General Election, please click on the following link: October 24, 3016 - November 4, 2016 Early Voting Schedule.
Absentee ballot forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office. For additional questions and a form that can be download, you can visit the Secretary of State website.
Hours for Voting
Polls are open on voting day from 7AM to 8 PM.
Where do I vote?
Marblehead is divided into six precincts. You must vote in your own precinct. Call the Town Clerk to find out which precinct you live in or look in the Residents Book. You can also find your precinct by entering your street address on the Secretary of State’s election page.
- Precinct 1 votes at the Old Town House (1 Market Square)
- Precincts 2 & 3 vote at the Masonic Hall (62 Pleasant Street)
- Precincts 4, 5 & 6 vote at the Marblehead Community Center (10 Humphrey Street)
To check you voter status you can visit the Secretary of State website or contact the Town Clerks Office.
Eligibility to Vote
A US citizen who is 18 years old on election day is eligible to vote. First time voters should register ahead of time at the Town Clerk’s office, online or by using a mail-in voter registration form. Contact us to find out how long prior to an election you must register.
Changing Your Party Affiliation
You can change your party affiliation by filling out a new voter registration form at the Town Clerk’s office, using a mail-in voter registration form or online via the Secretary of State website.
Local Elections for Town Offices
Town elections are always held on the Tuesday after the Second Monday in May.
Other Election Questions
Please check the Secretary of State website. All rules for Town Clerks regarding elections are issued from the Secretary of State.
Reporting Donations Collected by a Candidate
The Town Clerk’s office has useful information on this topic. Information can also be found on the website for the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.