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 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 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.