Elections & Voting

Town Caucus & Town Election 2022

Town Caucus was March 15, 202

View the results here

Voter Registration

Last day to register to vote for Town Election: Friday, April 15. Special Friday hours 2-4 pm and 7-8 pm.

Last day to register to vote for Town Meeting: Wednesday, April 27.

See section below for more information.

Annual Town Meeting: Saturday, May 7, 2022

10 AM. May be in Upper Hall or on Town Common depending on weather and Covid cases. More information will be posted closer to the event date.

Town Elections: Saturday, May 7, 2022

The polls will open at approximately 10:00 AM after article 1 has been voted in by those present at the Annual Town Meeting. Polls close at 4 pm. Ashfield has one polling location, in the Lower Hall of Ashfield’s Town Hall, at 412 Main Street.

ABSENTEE VOTING

Because the state legislature did NOT pass an extension to the temporary laws that allowed "no-excuse" voting by mail and early-in-person voting in 2020 and 2021, traditional absentee ballots are the only option for those who cannot come to the polls on Election Day. 

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be a registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from Ashfield, or due to disability or religious beliefs. If this applies to you, please request your absentee ballot early and leave plenty of time for mailing or come in person.

  • DEADLINE to apply for a mailed absentee ballot: Tuesday, May 3 by 5:00 pm. 
  • DEADLINE to vote absentee in person: Friday, May 6 by 12:00 NOON.
  • EMERGENCY BALLOTS are available for people admitted to a healthcare facility or instructed to self-quarantine within 7 days of the election.
  • ALL BALLOTS need to be received by the Town Clerk’s office before close of polls on Election Day.

Voter Registration

Check your voter registration status.

  • Online - Click here to register through the Secretary of State’s voter registration website. You will receive a confirmation in the mail when your registration is processed.
  • By Mail - Click here to download a registration form that can be printed and mailed to the Town Clerk. You can also call the Town Clerk to have a form mailed to you.
  • In Person - You can register at Town Hall during open hours or you may contact the Town Clerk to make an appointment.

Make sure you complete your town census every year to remain an active voter in Ashfield. Blank town census forms can be downloaded and printed here and then returned to the Town Clerk.

Past Elections

For information and elections results for local, state and federal elections in Ashfield including primaries, click here

For information and results on town caucuses in prior years, click here

Another source of election and voter information is the Massachusetts Elections website.

If you are looking for elections-related information that you cannot find on this page, please contact the Town Clerk at (413) 628-4441 Ext: 5 or by email at TownClerk@Ashfield.org.