Yes, due to COVID, Governor Baker has extended vote by mail for municipal elections through June, 2021. You may complete the attached form to request a ballot be mailed to you (see below). After you complete application (a signature is required for a ballot to be mailed) you may scan it via email back to [email protected] , drop it at Town Hall in the drop box at the bottom of the front steps or mail it back to Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
*The last day to request a vote by mail ballot is 5pm Wednesday, April 28th
*Please note- YOU CANNOT RETURN COMPLETED VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY, YOU MUST RETURN THEM TO TOWN HALL FOR PROCESSING.
Ballots would be mailed as soon as they are available in April.
Please allow enough time so that your ballot reaches us no later than the close of the Polls on May 4, 2021.
Please contact the Town Clerks Office at 978 777 0001 x3051 or 3049 with any questions.
Danvers is divided into eight Precincts consisting of 18 Town Meeting Members for a 3-year term. Each year, 6 Members are up for re-election in May at the Annual Town Election.
There are a total of 149 Town Meeting Members including the 5 Select Board Members
Those who are interested in running for a Town Meeting seat may obtain nomination papers at the Town Clerks’ Office and sign the nomination book on or after February 1st prior to the May Annual Town Election.
Your nomination sheet must contain a minimum of 10 registered voters who live within your precinct in order to have your name placed on the ballot.
At times, due to various reasons (resignation, move out of town, etc.), an unexpired seat may come up between election cycles.
Current Town Meeting Members or the Moderator may request a “caucus” be held prior to a Town or Special Town Meeting if there are vacant seats.
In the event of a caucus, notification of caucus details will be made by the Town Clerk to the current members of Precincts that have vacancies.
A location and time will be arranged by the Town Clerk just prior to the Town or Special Town Meeting to allow the current Precinct Town Meeting Members that have the vacancy to caucus.
Any interested registered voter that lives in the Precinct with the vacancy can appear at the caucus, give a short presentation about themselves and why they feel they would be the best candidate to fill the vacancy until the next Annual Town Election.
After all candidates have had the opportunity to present to the Precinct Members, the current Precinct Members will vote by secret ballot to select the new member. The newly elected member would complete the nomination acceptance document and could participate in any Town or Special Town Meeting held until the next election where they will (if they choose) run to maintain their seat.
Please contact Town Clerk Catherine Ellsworth with any questions you may have at
Your Absentee ballot must be returned to the Town Clerks office located at Town Hall 1 Sylvan Street. You may drop your properly executed ballot in the drop box located at the bottom of the front stairs to Town Hall. If you choose to mail your ballot back, you must allow sufficient time for it to get to us prior to the close of the polls on election day.
Any mailed return ballot must be received by US Mail on May 4, 2021
*Please note that you
MAY NOT RETURN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY,
• Absentee Voting will be available for registered voters who qualify as follows:
o Only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or
o Have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or
o Have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.
A handwritten or scanned signature is required on an executed application to obtain an absentee voting ballot. Your absentee application must be received no later than noon the day before the election. You may return your signed, executed, scanned application by email to [email protected] , place it in the drop box at the bottom of the front steps to Town Hall or by US Mail.
**PLEASE UTILIZE THE DROPBOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT STEPS TO TOWN HALL IF POSSIBLE TO ENSURE YOUR BALLOT GETS BACK TO US ASAP**
The last day to request an absentee ballot for the 2021 Annual Town Election is 5pm Wednesday, April 28th.
When you receive your ballot please fill it out, you must sign the small ballot envelope, place your ballot in the return envelope, seal it with tape and place all in the white envelope and return by mail or drop it off in the drop box at Town Hall (be sure to allow enough time for it to get to us before the polls close on Election Day).
As always, you may NOT return absentee ballots directly to the polls on Election Day, they must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office on Sylvan Street.