2018 MASSACHUSETTS STATE elecTION INFORMATION
On May 3, 2018 the City Council authorized the discontinuance of the Optic Eagle II Optical Scanner and Tabulator and further authorized the use of the ImageCast Precinct Optical Scanner and Tabulator beginning with the September 4, 2018 State Primary Election.
For Northampton Voters this will require a new way to mark the ballot. Instructions on how to mark the ballot will be posted at every voting location.
The 2018 State Election will take place on November 6, 2018
Polling locations will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on the day of the election.
EARLY VOTING AND ABSENTEE VOTING ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS ELECTION.
Please note that the last day to register to vote for this election is October 17, 2018. The City Clerk’s office will be open until 8pm.
Are you a Service member or family member or Northampton Registered Voter living overseas? Click HERE for information on Voting. You will be redirected to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.
PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING AT THE POLLS
Applications are available by in the City Clerk’s Office or you may download an application from the City Clerk website @ HERE.
There are open positions for Wardens, Clerks and Inspectors. Training is provided.
Other Information: You must be a registered voter in Massachusetts in order to be a poll worker. Poll worker assignments are at the discretion of the precinct warden. Election workers cannot vote absentee solely due to the fact that they are working in Northampton on Election Day. Part-time workers may vote while they are off duty; full time workers should arrange to vote during lunch break or during a slow time of day as approved by the Warden.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office offers this Find My Election Location site to enter your information and find your polling location. To contact the Northampton Registrar of Voters please call 413-587-1290 or 413-587-1291.
- Ward 1 precincts A and B: Jackson Street School Gymnasium, 120 Jackson Street
- Ward 2 precincts A and B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
- Ward 3 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
- Ward 4 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
- Ward 5 precinct A: Florence Civic and Business Building, 90 Park Street
- Ward 5 precinct B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
- Ward 6 precincts A and B: Robert K. Finn Ryan Road School, 498 Ryan Road, Florence
- Ward 7 precinct A: John F. Kennedy Middle School Community Room, 100 Bridge Road, Florence
- Ward 7 precinct B: Leeds School gymnasium, 20 Florence Street, Leeds
The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.