2017 BIENNIAL ELECTION INFORMATION
A BIENNIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Polling locations will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on the day of the election. Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:
- will be absent from the city on election day, and/or
- have a physical disability that prevents voting at the polls, and/or
- cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs
The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election. You may absentee vote in the City Clerk’s office until 12 noon the day before the election. If you would like an absentee ballot please visit the City Clerk’s Website for instructions. (Note: There is no “EARLY VOTING” for municipal elections at this time.) Here is the web address:
Please note that the last day to register to vote for this election is October 18, 2017. The City Clerk’s office will be open until 8pm.
PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING AT THE POLLS
Applications are available by in the City Clerk’s Office or you may download an application from the City Clerk website @ HERE.
There are open positions for Wardens, Clerks and Inspectors. Training is provided.
Other Information: You must be a registered voter in Massachusetts in order to be a poll worker. Poll worker assignments are at the discretion of the precinct warden. Election workers cannot vote absentee solely due to the fact that they are working in Northampton on Election Day. Part-time workers may vote while they are off duty; full time workers should arrange to vote during lunch break or during a slow time of day as approved by the Warden.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office offers this Find My Election Location site to enter your information and find your polling location. To contact the Northampton Registrar of Voters please call 413-587-1290 or 413-587-1291.
- Ward 1 precincts A and B: Jackson Street School Gymnasium, 120 Jackson Street
- Ward 2 precincts A and B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
- Ward 3 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
- Ward 4 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
- Ward 5 precinct A: Florence Civic and Business Building, 90 Park Street
- Ward 5 precinct B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
- Ward 6 precincts A and B: Robert K. Finn Ryan Road School, 498 Ryan Road, Florence
- Ward 7 precinct A: John F. Kennedy Middle School Community Room, 100 Bridge Road, Florence
- Ward 7 precinct B: Leeds School gymnasium, 20 Florence Street, Leeds
The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.