Elections Information 

Check the status of your voter registration HERE.

Election Day Information

Not sure where your polling location is? CLICK HERE for a list of Northampton's Polling Locations.

Identification Requirements

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.

2021 Municipal Election Calendar

DATE TIME EVENT
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

Aug. 13
5:00 pm
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)