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Voter Frequently Asked Questions
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Where do I vote?
There are 5 Precincts in Norton.  ALL PRECINCTS VOTE at Norton High School, 66 West Main Street.  

Click here for an alphabetical street listing and precinct information



When are the polls open?
Polls are open:

Town Elections
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
State/Presidential Elections
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Primary Elections
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM



How do I register to vote?
Voter registration in Norton has never been easier than it is today. You may visit the Town Clerk's Office in the Norton Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person. You may also register by mail. Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Town Hall, Public Library, Post Office, and various other locations throughout the state. Mail-in forms also may be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies and military recruitment offices or click here for an electronic version of the form.

Any person who is a Massachusetts resident, a United States citizen and will be eighteen years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote.

You will remain on the list of voters so long as you complete and return the annual municipal census or vote regularly. If you move to another city or town, you must re-register in your new community.


Are there deadlines for registering to vote?
You must register to vote at least (20) twenty days before any Primary Elections, State Elections, Presidential Primaries or Elections, Town Elections or Town Meetings.  The deadline to register to vote for a Special Town meeting is (10) ten days before scheduled meeting.  The Town Clerks Office remains open on the last day to register to vote until 8:00PM on a weekday.  When a voter registration deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline falls on the workday PRIOR to the deadline date.



Who can run for public office?
Any person who is a Norton resident and a registered voter may obtain nomination papers for the April Annual Town Election ballot from the Town Clerk's Office. Nomination papers and election calendars are available at the Town Clerk’s office.  Please call for availability and deadline or check the Town Election Page on the website.  Candidates running for town wide office require a number of signatures to be put on the ballot, please call the Town Clerk’s Office for the most current number (508) 285-0230.


What Voting District is Norton in?

U. S. Congress
Fourth Congressional District in MA
State Senate
Bristol and Norfolk District
State House of Representatives
1st & 4thDistrict
MA District Attorney
Bristol District
Governor’s Council
Second District


How do I run a Write-In Campaign?
If you missed the opportunity to pick up nomination papers before the deadline, you may run on a sticker or write-in campaign.  Notify the Town Clerk's Office of your intention to run with the following information:

Name,
Address,
Position you intent to run for

Please note that you will be required to file your campaign finance forms. These forms are due 8 days prior to the election, 30 days after, as well as a year end filing which will be mailed in Jan. of the following year.

In order to be considered a viable candidate on Election Day you must receive the number of votes that was required to have your name placed on the ballot.  That number is 1% of the total number of people who voted in the last race for governor in this town.  If you win the seat you may either accept, or decline the nomination.  If you accept, you must submit a letter to the town clerk of your acceptance and you must be sworn in before you may attend of any board or committee meeting in an official capacity.

Please contact the clerk's office for more information.




 
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