Welcome to the City of Gloucester Election page.
The City of Gloucester held a Municipal Election on November 5, 2019 for the following offices:
- City Councilor at Large
- Ward Councilor
- School Committee
Candidates List & contact information for the November 5, 2019 Election.
For election results go the the Election Results page of this website.
The Presidential Primary was held on March 3, 2020.
**Poll workers are always needed. Poll workers are paid $125.00 for the day. If any resident is interested in being a poll worker, we welcome you to come into the City Clerk’s office and apply. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm on election days.
Voter Registration Information
Any U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older may register to vote in his/her city or town of residence. To register in Gloucester, you may come to the City Clerk’s office during regular business hours, click the link below to download a mail in registration form or use the Secretary of State online service detailed below. We are located at: 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930. Note: A picture ID may be requested at the time of registration.
See below for instructions on how to register to vote online using the Secretary of the Commonwealth of MA voter registration:
As of June 23, 2015
Online Voter Registration Now Available: Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.
Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s Website at www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the "Online Voter Registration" link to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.
Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online by visiting the State of Massachusetts Elections Page which they can then print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.
Non-Registered Voter Information
A non-registered voter has up to twenty (20) days prior to any election day to register to vote. If the voter fails to comply, then his/her name will not be posted on the registered voters list and he/she will not be able to cast his/her vote in that election.
Change of name and address form:
Registered voters can change their name or address by completing the Name/Address Change Form, and submitting it to the Clerk’s office in person or by mail. Changes MUST be received in the Clerk’s office by 8:00 pm on or before the 20th day prior to an election.
Change of Enrollment Forms also must be submitted by 8:00 pm 20 days prior to an election.
An inactive voter is a voter who failed to answer census per the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 51, Section 4c. Every year, registered voters who failed to respond to the census will be made inactive on June 1st of that year. Voters who are made inactive are sent confirmation cards, which the voter can send back to the City Clerk’s office to be reinstated as active or to make an address change.
When inactive voters arrive at their polling place and before they are given a ballot, they will be required to show ID (driver’s license, state-issued ID card, recent utility bill, rent receipt, lease, a copy of a voter registration affidavit, or any other printed ID which contains your name and address) and will need to fill out an "Affirmation of Current and Continuous Residence". Once they have filled out the address confirmation, they will given a ballot and allowed to proceed with voting.
Absentee Ballot Registration/Ballot Details
If you are not able to come to the City Clerk’s office to fill out the absentee ballot application or vote, please read the informational document and registration form below. Please follow the instructions given so that processing your registration will not be delayed.
- How to apply for an Absentee Ballot
- How to vote if overseas or in the military
- Absentee ballot fillable form (PDF)
For Further Information
For further information about voter registration and State Elections, please refer to the State of Massachusetts Election Division.
To View Gloucester Election results visit the Elections Results Page of this Website. If you have further questions after viewing this site feel free to contact the Elections Desk in the City Clerk’s Office at (978) 281-9720, #6.
Our address at City Hall is 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.