Elections & Voting

Important Dates

Upcoming....
     November 23rd - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Town Meeting (December 3rd STM-Citizens' Petition)
     November 27th - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Town Election
     November 30th - Voter Registration Deadline for Special Town Meeting (December 10th STM)
     December 3rd - Special Town Meeting - Citizens' Petition, 7:00 pm, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
     December 10th - Special Town Meeting, 7:00 pm, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
     December 17th - Special Town Election, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, see polling locations below
 
Dates to Remember for 2020...
     March 3rd - Presidential Primary
     March 31st - Annual Town Election
     April 6th - Annual Town Meeting
     September 15th - State Primary
     November 3rd - Presidential Election

Sample Ballot

December 17, 2019 - Town Election Sample Ballot
 
Voting in Acton

The Residents of Acton have at least two opportunities to vote for local offices and issues each year, the Annual Town Election & the Annual Town Meeting. If an additional Special Town Election or Special Town Meeting is being called, residents will be notified once the date is set. The State Election calendar can be found here. Voter registration must be completed by the deadline in order to vote in a given election.

The Annual Town Election is held on the Tuesday immediately preceding the first Monday in April of each year. During this election voters may either submit an absentee ballot or vote at their designated polling location. The Town is divided geographically into 6 precincts. Click here for help finding your precinct.

     Precincts 1,2 & 6 vote at the Conant School, 80 Taylor Rd.
     Precincts 3, 4, and 5 vote at the RJ Grey Junior High School, 16 Charter Rd.
     Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The Annual Town Meeting is held on the first Monday in April of each year. The Town issues a Warrant which contains all of the items being voted on. If all of the items in the Warrant are not covered on the first night, the Town Meeting will continue onto additional consecutive nights. Participants must be present in order to vote in this Parliamentary-style election.

     All precincts attend Town Meetings at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Rd

Elected Officials

Some of the Boards and Committees in Acton are elected directly by the residents of Acton. Others are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, Moderator or Town Manager.

Offices filled by vote at the Annual Town Election or by Special Election as required are:
     Board of Selectmen - 5 Members, 3 Year Terms
     Town Moderator - 1 Year Term
     Acton-Boxborough Regional School Committee - 7 of 11 Members from Acton, 3 Year Terms
     Acton Housing Authority - 3 Elected Members, 1 State Appointed, 5 Year Terms
     Acton Water District - 3 Year Terms
     Trustees of the Acton Memorial Library - 3 Members, 6 Corporate Members, 3 Year Terms

Offices elected by vote at the Annual Town Meeting include:
     Assistant Town Moderator - 1 Year Term
     Trustees of the Acton Firefighters Relief Fund - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms
     Trustees of the Charlotte Goodnow Fund - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms
     Trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms
     Trustees of the West Acton Citizens' Library - 3 Members, 3 Year Terms

Past Town Elections and Reports

Town Election Results
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Town Meeting & Special Town Meeting Abstracts
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State Election Results
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Annual Town Reports
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Additional Resources