Nomination Papers for the Local Election are available at the Clerk's Office! Please call ahead and we will prepare your papers. Below is a schedule of the timings for the Local Elections and Annual and Special Town Meeting for April, 2023:
November 8, 2022: Unofficial Results November 8, 2022 State Election:
November 2, 2022: In-person Early Voting continues for two more days, Thursday, November 3, from 8 a.m. until 4: p.m. and Friday, November 4 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Over 4,000 voters have already returned their ballots. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2022 and received by the Town Clerk no later than Saturday, November 12th to be counted. The Town Clerk recommends that if you have not mailed your ballot please use the drop slot on the Snow Road side of Town Hall until 8 p.m. on Election day, November 8th. The drop slot is clearly marked and empties into the Town Clerk's Office. The Marshfield Post Offices must send mail to be processed in Brockton. Please do not let your vote be jeopardized by mechanization. Use the drop slot. It will be monitored all day by the Registrars of Voters. Your vote will be counted on Election Day. Thank you everyone for voting!
October 19, 2022: Ballots are being delivered back to the Town Clerk's Office. The brown ballot envelope must be signed. If you did not sign your ballot envelope we must reject it and send it back. It costs the Town $0.81 in postage alone every time we send a ballot. A small price to pay to support our Democracy but it does add up. According to the Elections Division these are Marshfield's statistics as of yesterday: Total Ballots Requested: 4852 Total EV Requests: 4748 Total AV Requests: 104 Total Ballots Distributed: 4790 Percent Requests Filled: 98.72% Total EV Ballots Mailed: 4692 Total AV Ballots Distributed: 98 Total Ballots Returned: 597 Total EV Ballots Returned: 566 Total AV Ballots Returned: 31
NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITH OUT THE HARD WORK OF OUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS WHO ARE WORKING DAYS, NIGHT AND WEEKENDS TO GET YOUR BALLOTS TO YOU AND ORGANIZED ONCE THEY ARE RETURNED.
October 12, 2022: Ballots were delivered late afternoon on Friday, October 7. After working over the holiday we mailed approximately 4,500 ballots yesterday. Unlike previous years the ballots go from the Marshfield Post Office to the Brockton distribution center and back to Marshfield for delivery. We do not anticipate ballot delivery to residences until Friday, October 14th. Because local mail must follow that circuitous route I strongly encourage every voter to use the Ballot drop at the Town Clerk's Office exterior window or to bring your ballot to the Clerk's Office during business hours we will gladly accept it at the window.. The Ballot drop is on the Snow Road side of the building and is clearly marked. Ballots drop directly into the Clerk's Office. ALL BALLOT ENVELOPES MUST BE SIGNED AND ALL BALLOTS MUST BE IN THEIR BALLOT ENVELOPES AND IN THE WHITE MAILING ENVELOPE. THIS PROCESS OF SIGNING YOUR BALLOT ENVELOPE AND PLACING IT IN THE MAILING ENVELOPE IS PART OF THE PROCESS TO PREVENT VOTER FRAUD AND PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY.
BELOW YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO ALL FOUR BALLOT QUESTIONS, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE RED BOOK AND INFORMATION ON EARLY VOTING IN PERSON.
October 5, 2022: BALLOTS HAVE NOT BEEN DELIVERED AS OF TODAY. The Town Clerk's Office is pleased to announce we will be have In Person Early Voting at the Parish Hall of the Congregational Church which is adjacent to the Town Hall. Early Voting In Person will be on the following schedule:
10/22 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10/24 Monday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
10/25 – 10/27 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10/28 Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10/29 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. THIS IS ALSO THE LAST DATE AND TIME TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION
10/31 Monday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11/01 – 11/3 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
11/4 Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The very last day and time to request an Absentee ballot is 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Town Clerk's Office.
LINK TO EXPLANATIONS OF BALLOT QUESTIONS: Elections: 2022 Information For Voters (state.ma.us)
Please note that we will be running election worker trainings in October to prepare for the General Election in November. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact our office either by email to either Terry or me or call us at 781-834-5540.
Thank you for your interest in preserving our Democracy by reading up on the Elections.