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Welcome to the City of Gloucester Election page.

2019 Election dates: No Preliminary Election
                              Election: November 5, 2019

The City of Gloucester will be holding a Municipal Election November 5, 2019 for the following offices: 

  • Mayor
  • City Councillor at Large
  • Ward Councillor
  • School Committee

Nomination papers for these offices will be available in the City Clerk's office during regular business hours beginning April, 1, 2019.  

Candidates List & contact information for the November 5, 2019 Election

**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. 

There is no early voting for Municipal Elections, scroll below for information on absentee ballot voting. 

November 5, 2019 election Deadlines: 

 For the November 5, 2019 Municipal Election the deadline to register to vote or make changes to your voter registration is Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  The City Clerk's office will remain open until 8:00pm on October 16, 2019 for voter registration/changes only.  Online registration deadline is October 16, 2019 @ 11:59PM.  See below for further voter registration information: 

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 -n 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.

Instructions for registering to vote in Massachusetts

See below for instructions on the Secretary of State's office new online 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 “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the 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 Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official. (click the highlighted web address for fast link to the elections page)
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 Formand 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 pm 20 days prior to an election. 

Inactive Voters

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.
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 Ave Gloucester, MA 01930

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