Elections

2020 Elections

Tuesday, March 3 - Presidential Primary Election

Tuesday, September 1 - State Primary Election

Tuesday, November 3 - State/Presidential Election

See the full 2020 election schedule here.

Ballot Information and Election Results

Ballot information, election results, and other updates will be posted under the Clerk's News & Announcements page as soon as they are available.

Polling Location

On Election Day, everyone votes at Amesbury High School, 5 Highland Street. Polling hours are 7:00am - 8:00pm. If you don't know what district you are in, you can check the online street and district list here.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office ahead of time if you have questions about accommodations and accessibility. Several handicap accessible parking spots will be avilable at the high school. There is also a machine available called the AutoMARK that can read the ballot to you through headsphones, magnify the ballot text, and mark the ballot for you. Handheld magnifers and lights can be requested at the check in tables. Please do not hesitate to ask an election worker if you need any assistance.

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.

Early Voting

Early voting will be available for the September State Primary and the November State/Presidential Election. Early voting is held in the City Hall Auditorium at 62 Friend Street.

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.

What Does "U" or "Unenrolled" Mean?

When registering to vote, you have the option of chosing "unenrolled" under party enrollment or designation. This 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. You will not need to change back to "unenrolled" after choosing a party ballot at a primary. Unenrolled does not mean that you are not registered to vote.

Have You Moved?

You must update your voter registration every time you move, even within the same city. If you have moved, you can update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form and returning it to the City Clerk's Office or by making the change online.

For more information, you can also visit the Massachusetts Elections Division website. If you have questions about elections or voter eligibility, please call the City Clerk's Office at (978) 388-8100. For election results and other news from the City Clerk's Office, click here.