Election Day Information
Not sure where your polling location is? CLICK HERE for a list of Northampton's Polling Locations.
You may be asked to show identification when you check-in at your polling place for any of the following reasons:
- You are voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election;
- You are an inactive voter;
- You are casting a provisional or challenged ballot;
- The poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification.
Acceptable identification must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote. Examples of acceptable identification include: a driver's license, state-issued ID card, recent utility bill, rent receipt, lease, a copy of a voter registration affidavit, or any other printed identification which contains the voter's name and address.
Ballot Marking Instructions
On May 3, 2018 the City Council authorized the discontinuance of the Optic Eagle II Optical Scanner and Tabulator and further authorized the use of the ImageCast Precinct Optical Scanner and Tabulator beginning with the September 4, 2018 State Primary Election.
For Northampton Voters this will require a new way to mark the ballot. Instructions on how to mark the ballot will be posted at every voting location. Please CLICK HERE to view how to mark the ballot.
|April 2||-||Nomination papers available. (by appointment only)
|July 30||5:00 pm||Last day/time to submit nomination papers to the board of registrars
||Last day/time to submit nomination papers to the City Clerk
|Aug. 19||5:00 pm||Drawing of names for position on Preliminary Election ballot
|Sept. 8||8:00 pm||Last day to register to vote in the 2021 Preliminary Election
|Sept. 20||-||Campaign Finance Report Due (8 Days prior to Preliminary, only if Preliminary takes place)
|Sept. 28||-||Preliminary Election|
|Oct. 1||-||Certified Preliminary Election Results available from City Clerk|
|Oct. 4||5:00 pm||Last day to petition for Recount of Preliminary Election results
|Oct. 4||5:00 pm||Drawing of names for position on Municipal Election ballot
|Oct. 13||8:00 pm||Last day to register to vote in the 2021 Municipal Election
|Oct. 25||-||Campaign Finance Report Due (8 Days prior to Municipal Election)
|Nov. 2||-||Municipal Election|
|Nov. 12||-||Certified Municipal Election Results available from City Clerk
|Jan 20, 2022||-||Campaign Finance Report Due (2021 Year End)