Elections- Annual & Special Town Elections

Precinct Map

Town Election Information:

  • April 5, 2021 Election Calendar - See attachment below
  • 2021 "Nomination Papers are available"- Press Release- See attachment below
  • 2021 Offices up for Re-Election - See attachment below
  • Lakeville Political Sign Policy

Polling Location for Precincts 1, 2 & 3:

All voting takes place at the Ted Williams Camp, Loon Pond Lodge, 28 Precinct Street, Lakeville, MA from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Nomination Papers:

Candidate Nomination Statement- Each candidate shall file with the city of town clerk, prior to obtaining blank nomination papers, a statement containing his name and address, and the city or town office for which he intends to be a candidate.  No candidate for a city or town office is to be given more blank nomination papers than will contain five times the number of signatures rquired to be nomitated. MGL 53:9A

The nomination papers are to be signed in the aggregated by the number of voters equal to 1% of the entire vote cast for governor at the precedding biennial state election in the town or election district, but not less than 20 nor more than 50 signatures of voters in a town. MGL 53:6

Voter Registrations:

Online voter registration is available for residents with a valid Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles identification. If you do not have an ID, you may fill out a mail-in voter registration form

Residents may register in-person at the Town Clerk’s office or Registrar of Voter’s office any weekday during normal business hours. Special voter registration hours are provided twenty (20) days before any election. Residents may also register to vote at any Registry of Motor Vehicles office.

In Lakeville, a voter must meet the following qualifications in order to register to vote:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a Lakeville resident
  • Must be at least 16 years old, and understand that they must be 18 years old to be eligible to vote
  • Not under a guardianship which prohibits registering to vote
  • Not temporarily or permanently disqualified by law from voting because of corrupt practices in respect to elections
  • Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction

Absentee Ballots

A registered voter may obtain an absentee ballot application online or at the Town Clerk's office. Upon receipt of the completed application, a ballot will be issued to the registered voter if she/he appears in person during normal business hours; otherwise, it will be mailed. Registered voters may only apply for an absentee ballot if:
  • Will be absent from Lakeville during polling hours;
  • Has a physical disability; or
  • Religious beliefs prevent the voter from coming to the polls on Election Day
  • Absentee Voting

Important Information

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail will be 5:00 PM on the 4th business day before an election. For Tuesday elections, in most cases, this will mean the Town Clerk's office will need to receive an absentee ballot application by 5pm on the Wednesday before the election.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot in person will remain 12pm the day before the election.  At that time, the Town Clerk's office closes to the public to prepare for the election.

All absentee ballots requested for a family member must be mailed to the voter. They may not be hand carried to the voter, but they may be hand carried back to the Town Clerk’s office by a family member.

No witnesses are needed, unless the voter is assisted. If assisted, the person doing the assisting signs the bottom of the ballot and gives the reason why. The voter returns the ballot by mail or in person to the Town Clerk.

Family Members

A family member may request an absentee ballot for another family member. This family member must be a spouse or person residing in the same household, in-laws, father, mother, sister or brother of the whole or half blood, son, daughter, adopting parent or adopted child, stepparent or stepchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent or grandchild.

Disabled Voters

Permanently disabled voters may obtain a note from their physician which should then be mailed to the Town Clerk/Board of Registrars to permanently request an absentee ballot application. An application for an absentee ballot will be automatically mailed to the disabled voter twenty-eight (28) days before each election. If the permanently disabled voter completes the application and requests all ballots for that calendar year be mailed to him/her, the application will not need to be mailed for each subsequent election that calendar year; a ballot will be mailed automatically. Please note that a new absentee ballot application will need to be completed each election year.

Voters will be able to request a hand-delivered absentee ballot if they have been admitted to a healthcare facility after 12pm on the seventh (7th) days before an election, you may use the absentee ballot application to designate someone to pick up your emergency absentee ballot, deliver it to you, and return it to the Town Clerk. There is no deadline to submit an application for an emergency ballot, but your ballot must be returned to the Town Clerk by the close of polls