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
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
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.