Voter Registration

2023 Annual Town Election


Who can register to vote?

Only a person who is:

  • A US citizen
  • A resident of Massachusetts, residing in Acton
  • 18 years old on or before election day (must still meet registration deadlines set forth below)

Please note: that all requirements above must be met in order to register.

How do I register to vote online?

Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at . 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 the Town Clerk’s Office.

Voter registration must be completed by the deadline in order to vote in a given election. The last day to register to vote for any election will be 10 days prior to the election.  

 How do I register to vote in person?

If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at the Acton Town Clerk's Office, as well as at the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office.

If registering in person, you must register before the voter registration deadline. The last day to register to vote for any election will be 10 days prior to the election. The Town Clerk’s Office holds a voter registration event on the deadline (10 days before every election) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM in order to facilitate voter registration. These voter registration events are held at the Town Clerks' Office, located at:

Town Hall
472 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

How do I register to vote by mail?

If you prefer to register by mail, please obtain and complete a mail-in registration form. To obtain a mail-in registration form please call 617-727-2828 or 1-800-462-VOTE and a form will be sent to you or you can download the National Voter Registration form.

Mail the completed form to:
Town Clerk
472 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

You should receive a confirmation notice in 2 to 3 weeks. If you do not receive a confirmation notice, or wish to confirm your voter registration status, please contact the Town Clerk to verify your voting status.

When registering by mail, your voter registration form must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline for you to be eligible. The last day to register to vote for any election will be 10 days prior to the election.

How do I change my political designation?

To change your party enrollment, you need to submit a new voter registration form. For the change to be effective by the next election, it needs to be made at least 10 days before that election.

If you are voting in a primary election your political party designation determines which ballot you will use. You may only vote in your own party's primary election. Unenrolled voters ((U) commonly referred to as "Independents"), members of political designations, and members of minor parties may vote in the party primary of their choice. Choosing to vote in a particular party's primary does NOT enroll you as a member of that party.
Currently there are 3 parties: