Voter Registration & Information
Voter Registration Qualifications
Must be 18 years of age and a United States Citizen. Registration at Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some second and fourth Tuesday evenings 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Special evening registrations of registrars held preceding elections
Where & How to Register to Vote
You must be a U.S. Citizen; be a Massachusetts resident; and be at least 18 years old on or before the next election. Voter registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, various designated state agencies, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, or use a mail-in voter registration form. To request a mail-in voter registration form, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-455-7500 ext 216, 217, 218, 219, and 252 or go to Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
New emergency regulations have been filed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth to allow the mail-in voter registration form to be available online. Applicants can complete the forms on their computer, but will still have to print and sign and return to your local Town Clerk’s Office. https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/
You must register to vote at least 20 days before state primaries, state elections, and city and town elections. Special registration sessions are printed in the local newspaper.
There will be a special voter registration session at the Town Clerk’s Office from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the last day to register before each election. The Last day to register to vote before the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and the 2020 Annual Town Election is Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Where to Vote
Please note that with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary several new Polling Locations became effective by vote of the Select Board. Whenever there is a change of polling locations, Voters will receive written notification prior to the next Election. The new polling locations will remain in effect indefinitely. The 2020 Annual Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 7 AM to 8 PM.
There are 10 precincts in the Town of Needham. Precinct polling locations are:
|Precinct A||The Center at the Heights||300 Hillside Avenue|
|Precinct B||The Center at the Heights||300 Hillside Avenue|
|Precinct C||Newman Elementary School - Gymnasium||1155 Central Avenue|
|Precinct D||Newman Elementary School - Gymnasium||1155 Central Avenue|
|Precinct E||Public Service Administration Building - Charles River Room||500 Dedham Avenue|
|Precinct F||Rosemary Recreation Complex - Multi-Purpose Room||178 Rosemary Street|
|Precinct G||Rosemary Recreation Complex - Multi-Purpose Room||178 Rosemary Street|
|Precinct H||Public Service Administration Building - Charles River Room||500 Dedham Avenue|
|Precinct I||Town Hall - Powers Hall||1471 Highland Avenue|
|Precinct J||Town Hall - Powers Hall||1471 Highland Avenue|
Absentee Ballot Applications
Absentee ballot applications are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, by downloading an application or you may send in a written request by mail signed by the voter.
- Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)
- New 2018 Short Form Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)