In order to participate in Town Meeting, Annual Town Elections, State Elections & Primaries, Presidential Elections or hold public office, you must be registered to vote in the community where you live.
Eligible to Register to Vote
You may register to vote in Norton if you are:
A resident of the town AND
A United States citizen AND
At least 18 years of age as of the next election
You will remain on our list of voters as long as you vote regularly or complete and return the annual municipal census.
If you move to another city or town, you must re-register in the new community.
In order to vote you must be registered:
20 days prior to all primaries and elections, and/or
10 days before a Special Town Meeting.
When a voter registration date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline falls back to previous workday.
To register to vote, you must complete a voter registration form which can be found at the top of this page. All questions on the voter registration form must be answered truthfully, under the penalty of perjury. Questions on the affidavit include your name, address and date of birth. If this is the first time you have registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you will need to provide identification, either with your registration form, or the first time you vote. There is no waiting period to be eligible to register to vote.
You can register to vote in several ways:
In Person: Come to the Town Clerk’s Office and complete the affidavit of registration.
By Mail: (The mail in registration form is attached above) Complete a mail-in registration form and mail or deliver it to the Town Clerk’s Office. Additional voter registration information is availabe at the States Office at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm
At the Registry of Motor Vehicles: You can register to vote, or change your registration at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Keep your receipt until you receive a confirmation notice. Note- if you choose to renew your drivers license on line, the option to register to vote at the RMV is not available.
Voters should receive a confirmation notice 2 to 3 weeks after they have registered to vote and/or whenever they make a change to their voter registration. If you have NOT received confirmation of your voter status 2 to 3 weeks from the date you registered or made the change you should contaact the Town Clerks office to verify your voting status.
What must I do if I've changed my address since I registered?
If you are a registered voter and have moved within Norton, notify the Town Clerks office in writing of your new address. If you have moved to a new city or town, you must register again. Any changes must be requested within the deadline schedule listed above to be changed for the upcoming election.