Voting Information

Voting in Attleboro


Where to Vote


To find out where you go to vote visit the Secretary of State's website and fill in your address on the form that will be shown. Your polling location, address, ward and precinct will be given, as well as a list of all your elected officials.

Registering to Vote


You may register to vote:
  • At the Registry of Motor Vehicles when applying for or renewing your license.
  • By mail: forms are available:
    • A form can be mailed to you by contacting the Election Office to request a mail-in form.
    • At the Attleboro Public Library.
    • At the election office.
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  • In person at the Election Office in City Hall.

Requirements


To register to vote in Attleboro you must be:
  • 18 years old. 17 year old citizens may register to vote if they will be 18 before the next scheduled election.
  • A citizen of the United States.
  • A resident of Attleboro.
If you move within the city of Attleboro you must notify the Election Office in writing of your new address to be accurately listed on the voter list. You may fill out another voter registration form in person at the Election Office, send in a mail-in form or otherwise notify the Election Office in writing.


Inactive Voters


If a registered voter has not returned the annual city census form, nor responded to the follow-up confirmation mailing, by state law that voter will be designated inactive until such time as the Election Office receives confirmation in writing of the voter's current address. Ways to remain on the Active Voter's List include:
  • Inform the Election Office in writing of your current address in Attleboro
  • Respond to the 2nd confirmation mailing
  • Return the city census form
  • Sign a candidate's nomination papers, or an initiative petition
  • Sign an Affirmation of Current and Continuous Residence at the polls on election day before voting. (Required by law if you are inactive and wish to vote)
Notice, the following activities will not register you to vote:
  • Filling out a census form.
  • Filling in the "Yes" under the "Registered Voter" box on the census form.
  • Checking that you wish to register to vote at the RMV if you are 16.
  • Checking that you wish to register to vote at the RMV if you are 17 but will not be 18 before the next election
If you think you are registered to vote and the census form does not indicate that you are a registered voter, then we do not have you in our records as a registered voter in Attleboro. Please contact the Election Office if you have any questions about your voter registration

Absentee Ballots


Absentee ballots may be voted in the Election Office until noon the day before an election if you are unable to be at the polls on Election Day. They may also be mailed to you upon request. Contact the Election Office for details on voting by absentee ballot. Please make your request for a mailed absentee ballot well before the date of the election to ensure enough time for the mailing.

Party Enrollment


There are 4 officially designated political parties in Massachusetts:
  • Democrat Party
  • Green Rainbow
  • Republican Party
  • United Independent Party
If you are enrolled in a political party you may vote in that party's primary only. If you chose to be registered as "unenrolled" (no party) you may select any one party ballot in a primary election.

The following are political designations in Massachusetts. If you chose to enroll in a political designation you may not vote in any primary election:
  • America First Party
  • American Independent Party
  • American Term Limits
  • Conservative Party
  • Constitution Party
  • Interdependent 3rd Party
  • Libertarian Party
  • Massachusetts Green Party
  • Massachusetts Independent Party
  • Natural Law Party
  • New Alliance Party
  • New World Council
  • Pirate
  • Pizza Party
  • Prohibition Party
  • Rainbow Coalition Party
  • Reform Party
  • Socialist
  • Time-sizing Not Downsizing
  • United Independent Party
  • Veterans Party America
  • We the People
  • Working Families
  • World Citizens Party
You may change your political party or designation:
  • By filling out a Change of Party card or form
  • By mail with a mail-in voter registration form
  • In person at the Election Office in City Hall
  • Notifying the Election Office in Writing