Election & Voting Information

Presidential Primary Update


As we approach this busy election cycle, I would highly encourage residents/voters to be sure that your residency and voter registration is in order. The Annual Street List (Census) was mailed in early January. It will be important to review the information, sign and return your form as soon as possible. You may not change your party affiliation or register to vote on the census. Additionally, if you are a voter and have moved, please indicate your new address for proper processing of your data.

Voting schedule:
                   EVENT                                              REGISTRATION/PARTY CHANGE DEADLINE

Tues, 3/5/24         Presidential Primary                                         Sat, 2/24/24         
Mon, 5/6/24         Annual Town Meeting                                        Fri, 4/26/24
Mon, 5/13/24       Annual Town Election                                        Fri, 4/26/24

In-Person Early Voting
Where: Town Hall, 21 Depot Square, Sheffield, lower level meeting room/Town Clerk’s office
When: Sat 2/24; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM & Mon 2/26 – Thurs 2/29; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Early Vote by Mail/Absentee Voting are also available. Please find information on the Town’s website, the Town Hall, the Secretary of States web page at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/, for forms and information, or feel free to contact the Clerk’s office for assistance.

Registration is available year round at the Town Hall, Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours, or you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website at: www.sec.state.ma.us. If you are utilizing the on-line voter registration program, or if you register at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, you are encouraged to confirm that your registration is in order.

Due to recent legislative changes, anyone registering through a State agency such as the RMV, MassHealth or Commonwealth Health Connector, will be automatically registered to vote. If you receive notification from our office verifying a voter registration change, and you do not wish to be registered, or you have a party change, please contact us for assistance.

Nomination Papers for local office: The following offices appear on the ballot:
Moderator: one, 1-year term                                            
Library Trustee: one, 3-year term
Select Board member: one, 3-year term                         
Planning Board: two, 3-year terms

The deadline to obtain nomination papers for the Annual Town Election is Fri, 3/22. The deadline to return those papers for certification is Monday, 3/25, 5:00 PM.

For further information concerning elections and voter information please call the Town Clerk’s office at 413-229-7000, ext 151 or visit the Secretary of State's website.