2018 State Elections
The State Primary will take place September 4, 2018 and the State Election will be November 6, 2018.
The deadlines to register to vote are August 15 for the primary and October 17 for the election.
For more information, you can view the Massachusetts Elections Division website.
Early voting for the State Election will be offered at City Hall from October 22- November 2 during regular business hours. Any voter registered in Amesbury can come to the City Hall Auditorium and vote during this period as a conveinent alternative to Election Day.
On Election Day, everyone votes at Amesbury High School, 5 Highland Street. If you don't know what district you are in, you can check online here.
Are You Registered?
You can see if you are registered to vote by going to the Secretary of State's website.
If you have not registered to vote, you may do so at the Clerk's Office in City Hall or online. You can only be a registered voter in one place and should register at the address you consider to be your primary residence.
The deadline to register to vote in any election is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election.
What Does "U" or "Unenrolled" Mean?
When registering to vote, you have the option of chosing unenrolled, which is commonly referred to as "independent" and means you are not enrolled in a party but are a registered voter. You will still be allowed to vote in a party primary if you are listed as unenrolled and will just have to notify the poll worker of which party's ballot you would like to use. Unenrolled does not mean that you are not registered to vote.
If you instead chose a political designation, you will not be eligible to vote in a party primary.
Absentee Ballot Requests
A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to: (1) absence from the voter’s city or town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief can apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed.
Your request for an absentee ballot must be received no later than noon on the day before an election. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, fax, or by e-mail. Please click here for an absentee ballot application.
The absentee ballot must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by close of the polls on election day.
Click here for information on voting if you are in the military or an overseas US citizen.
Have You Moved?
You must update your voter registration every time you move, even within the same city. If you have moved, you may update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form and returning it to the City Clerk's Office.
If you have any questions about elections or voter eligibility, please call the City Clerk's Office at (978) 388-8100.