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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

[email protected] or 978-777-0001 x 3046.

 

In Person Early voting will take place from October 17th- October 30th at Town Hall.

For the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election

Early Voting  –Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA

Please see the following dates and times for early voting  for Registered voters in Danvers

DayDateTime
SaturdayOctober 17, 20209:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SundayOctober 18, 20209:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
MondayOctober 19, 20208:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TuesdayOctober 20, 20208:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WednesdayOctober 21, 20208:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ThursdayOctober 22, 20208:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
FridayOctober 23, 20208:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
SaturdayOctober 24, 20209:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SundayOctober 25, 20209:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
MondayOctober 26, 20208:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TuesdayOctober 27, 20208:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WednesdayOctober 28, 20208:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ThursdayOctober 29, 20208:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
FridayOctober 30, 20208:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Vote by mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 are expected to be mailed the end of September/ beginning of October for those who have already requested a ballot by mail.

If you have ALREADY requested a ballot, you DO NOT need to send another request in.  

You may check your ballot status on the Sec of State web site here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.ht

Wednesday, October 28 at 5:00PM is the deadline to request a vote by mail or absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election.

All  drop boxes will be checked at 5PM, any applications after that time will not be considered for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election.

It is strongly encouraged for voters to plan ahead, utilize the drop box at the front of Town Hall to return election materials including voted ballots, voter registration and applications to vote by mail.

 

Your Vote by Mail or 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 postmarked no later than November 3rd

*Please note that you

MAY NOT RETURN YOUR VOTE BY MAIL OR ABSENTEE BALLOT AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY,

you will be directed to return it to Town Hall*

You may click this link to Mass.gov to track your ballot status.

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm

 

2020-Vote-by-Mail-Application

Vote by Mail is strongly encouraged for the Sept 1 and November 3, 2020 Elections.  Please see the attached application. 

A handwritten or scanned signature is required on an executed application to obtain an early voting ballot. You may return your signed, executed, scanned application by email to [email protected] , place it in the drop box on the Sylvan Street side of Town Hall or by US Mail.

**PLEASE UTILIZE THE DROPBOX ON THE SYLVAN STREET SIDE OF TOWN HALL IF POSSIBLE TO ENSURE YOUR BALLOT GETS BACK TO US ASAP**

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 mail slot 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 early or absentee ballots directly to the polls on Election Day, they must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office on Sylvan Street.

Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

 

Absentee_Ballot_Voting_Application

• 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 on the Sylvan Street side of Town Hall or by US Mail.

**PLEASE UTILIZE THE DROPBOX ON THE SYLVAN STREET SIDE OF TOWN HALL IF POSSIBLE TO ENSURE YOUR BALLOT GETS BACK TO US ASAP**

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 mail slot 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 early or absentee ballots directly to the polls on Election Day, they must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office on Sylvan Street.

 

 

 

Important Election Dates for 2020

Feb 3rd – Annual Town Election nomination papers available
Feb 12th – 8pm Clerk’s Office – Deadline to register to vote in the March 3rd Pres Primary
Mar 3rd – Presidential Primary Election DHS 7a-8p
Mar 17th – Town Election TMM affirmations due
Mar 24th – 5pm Clerk’s Office – Deadline to return nomination papers for the Annual Town Election
Mar 26th – 6pm Clerk’s Office – Ballot placement for the Annual Town Election
Apr 15th – 8pm Clerk’s Office – Deadline to register to vote in the May 5th Annual Town Election * date will be 10 days prior to the new June 2nd date*
May 5th – Annual Town Election DHS 7a-8p *The Annual Town Election for 2020 has been reschedule by the Board of Selectmen From May 5, 2020 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020 due to  COVID-19 – details to follow 

Aug 12th – 8pm Clerk’s Office – Deadline to register to vote in the Sep 1st State Primary Election
Sep 1st – State Primary Election DHS 7a-8p
Oct 14th – 8pm Clerk’s Office – Deadline to register to vote in the Nov 3rd Presidential Election
Nov 3rd – Presidential Election DHS 7a-8p

Please contact the Clerk’s Office if you have any questions, 978 777 0001 x3051

Please see Town Meeting List here as of June 2, 2020

Town_Meeting_Members_091420

 

Official Results from the November 6, 2018 election are posted here.

2018_State_Election_OFFICIAL_Results

 

The Unofficial results from the November 6, 2018 election are posted here.

2018_State_Election_UNOFFICIAL_Results

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL Results:  2018 Annual Town Election, May 1,2018 results are attached below:

ATE_May_1_2018_Official_Results

 

Please see the attached file for the breakdown of each political party by Precinct.

VotersByParty_as_of 8-15-18

 

 

By contacting the Clerk’s Office or by typing your address on the My Services Tab.

You can click on this link https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm to the Massachusetts Election Division, if you do not find the information you are looking for you may contact the Town of Danvers Clerk’s Office.

All precincts vote at the Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers.

For information on early voting or other voting related questions please contact the Clerk’s Office.

You can register to vote online or at the Clerk’s Office in Town Hall.

You may contact the Town of Danvers Clerk’s Office with any voting related questions.

 

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