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The results of Town Meetings & Elections may be viewed here.
 
                                                                           October 20, 2020 Special Town Election

The Special Town Election will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the YMCA, 110 County Rd.

Has my ballot been mailed?  Has my ballot been received by the Town Clerks Office?

       October 20, 2020 Special Town Election
The deadline to register to vote for the October 20, 2020 Special Town Election will be Saturday, October 10, 2020.  Voter registration sessions will be held from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Town Hall hallway by the Treasurer's Office. 

A specimen ballot will be posted once it has been printed.

November 3, 2020 State Election

***The Town Clerks Office expects to receive the November 3, 2020 Absentee/Early ballots approximately the second week of October.  Ballots will be mailed at that time to those who have requested an Early/Absentee ballot.

The deadline to register for the November 3, 2020 State Election will be Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Voter registration sessions will be held from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Town Hall hallway by the Treasurer's Office. 


Early Voting for the November 3, 2020 State Election will be held from Saturday, October 17 - Friday, October 30, at the Town Hall.  Early Voting hours TBD.

Applications for voting by mail must be received at the Town Clerks Office by Wednesday, October 28.  Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email as long as your signature is visible. 

****Ballots do not have to be returned by mail.  They may be hand delivered to Town Hall, or placed in the white drop box marked "Ballots" and "Treasurer/Collector" near the front entrance of Town Hall. 

 
                               Early Voting (applies to State and Federal Elections), Voter Registration & Voter Status

Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, your status as a voter, candidates on the current STATE ballot and EARLY VOTING  may be accessed at:

  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleev/evidx.htm

Who May Register to Vote

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Those wishing to register to vote in Massachusetts may do so if they are:
  • A United States Citizen; and
  • A Massachusetts resident; and
  • At least 18 years old or older on or before the next election.

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) - This federal law allows U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their family members, and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.  This Act provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for these citizens." 

UOCAVA applications may be forwarded to the Town Clerk's Office in one of three ways, 1. by U.S. mail to 25 Green Street, Ipswich MA 01938; 2. by fax at 978-356-6021; 3. by email to overseasballots@ipswichma.gov..

Find Your Voter Status: Where You Are Registered to Vote & Your Party Affiliation

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All precincts in the Town of Ipswich vote at the YMCA, 110 County Road.  You may find additional information regarding voting location and  voting status by visiting the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website and complete the "find my voter registration status form".

Voter Registration Form - Mail In Form and On Line Registration:

You may register in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or use a form prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for mail in and for On Line registrations. You may register to vote at any state agency or at the Registry of Motor Vehicles when renewing a driver’s license.

Visit the State Elections Division for further voter information.  Elections Division is where you will find information on voter registration, absentee ballots and your status as a voter.  

Changing Name, Address &/or Party

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The voter registration form may be used to change a name or address for voter registration purposes and/or to join a party, change from one party to another, or to leave a party.
     

Registration Deadlines and Sessions:

The registration deadline is 20 days prior to each annual town meeting, annual town election, and each state election. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to each special town meeting.

Voter Registration Sessions are held at the Town Clerk's Office from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on the deadline dates as established by Massachusetts State Law and Regulation.

Campaign & Finance Reports



Massachusetts General Law Chapter 55 (MGL 55) governs the financing of political campaigns in the Commonwealth. Campaign and finance reports must be filed by candidates and their committees, if any, regardless of whether or not any funds were raised or any expenses were incurred during a reporting period. Reports must be filed 8 days prior to an election, 30 days after an election and at the end of the calendar year. Ballot question committees are also subject to MGL 55.

Town Clerk Requirement

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The Town Clerk is statutorily required to post, on the town's website, the reports of all candidates who have raised or expended $1,000 or more during any reporting period.

Reports of Candidates raising or expending $1,000 during a reporting period: