Voter Registration and Polling

How to Register to Vote in Topsfield

To register to vote in Massachusetts, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election

There is no waiting period to be eligible to register to vote. If you are moving to Topsfield, you may register to vote as soon as you move into your new home. You must register in Topsfield even if you have moved here from another municipality in Massachusetts.

You may register to vote:

  • In person or by mail, by completing a mail-in registration form and delivering it to the Town Clerk's office, (click here for a Voter Registration Form), or

  • At any local election office in any city or town in the state and at any registration event you encounter anywhere in Massachusetts, or

  • When applying for or renewing your driver's license at the Registry of Motor Vehicles or when applying for service at a designated voter registration agency.

Registration forms are also available at all colleges, universities, high schools and vocational schools.


Additional information on registering to vote is also available at the Mass.gov webpage: How to Register to Vote.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

If you will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, you may vote by Absentee Ballot. You must request an absentee ballot in writing. Application forms for Absentee Ballots are available at the Town Clerk's office or, you may print out this one. More information on deadlines and procedures for voting by Absentee Ballot is available by calling the Town Clerk's office, 978-887-1505, or from the Mass.gov webpage: How to Vote by Absentee Ballot.

Voting in Topsfield

All elections are held at St. Rose Church Hall 12 Park St. 7:00 am 8:00 pm. The Annual Town Election is held on the first Tuesday of May.

Town Calendar

Monday, April 24
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, April 25
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
Wednesday, April 26
8:00 am : Board of Road Commissioners
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
7:00 pm : Commissioners of Trust Funds
7:30 pm : Elementary School Committee
Thursday, April 27
7:00 pm : Elementary School Committee
Tuesday, May 2
6:00 pm : Board of Selectmen JOINT mtg w/ Finance Comm.
7:00 pm : ANNUAL/SPECIAL TOWN MEETING-Proctor School
Thursday, May 4
7:00 am -8:00 pm : ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION-St. Rose of Lima

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 am : Recycling
Thursday, April 27
7:00 am : Recycling
Friday, April 28
7:00 am : Recycling

Community Events

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