The Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023
Polls will be located at the Council on Aging Center, 1 Icehouse Road and will be open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The last day to register to vote to participate in the Annual Town Election is Friday, March 17th 2023 at 5:00 PM.
Nomination Papers are now available in the Town Clerk's Office. The following positions are open for nomination:
One Selectman for a term of three years
A Moderator for a term of one year
One Assessor for a term of three years
Two School Committee members for a term of three years
Two Library Trustees for a term of three years
One Planning Board member for a term of five years
Two Park Commissioners for a term of three years
One Housing Authority member for a term of five years
Two Trust Fund Commissioner for a term of three years
Nomination papers require 50 signatures of Medfield registered voters per candidate and are due back to the Town Clerk's office by February 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
The VOTES Act signed June 2022
- Beginning July 22, 2022, the voter registration deadline for all elections and town meetings will be 10 calendar days before the date of the meeting or election.
- Local election officials will still be required to hold in-person registration sessions on the last day to register to vote, which for any Tuesday election will now be a Saturday, but the registration session will end at 5 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.
- As in 2020, the Elections Division will be mailing Vote by Mail applications at least 45 days before every regular state primary, state election, and presidential primary. The applications will be sent to everyone registered to vote by the 60th day before the election who has not already applied for a ballot. The applications will be pre-addressed to the local election office and postage pre-paid. Unlike previous years, family members are now allowed to request an early Vote by Mail ballot on a voter’s behalf, as they currently can with absentee ballots. Similarly, family members are now permitted to return an early Vote by Mail ballot for the voter as well.
- Changes deadline to apply for vote by mail ballot from 4 days to 5 business days prior to the election.
- For most elections, all ballots will still have to be returned by close of polls on Election Day. Beginning with the 2022 State Election, ballots will be able to arrive up to 3 days after Election Day for biennial state elections only. This means that ballots mailed from inside the country can be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day and received by 5 p.m. on the Friday after Election Day. Again, this is only for biennial state elections, which are the November federal elections held in even-numbered years.
- Requires early voting in person for presidential primaries, state primaries and state elections.
- 150 Foot Rule - Beginning with early voting for the September 6th State Primary, the 150 foot rule prohibiting campaigning around polling places will be extended to early voting sites as well. This means that there shall be no campaigning for or against a candidate or question on the ballot for that election within 150 feet of the entrance to the early voting site during voting hours. Signature gathering of any kind will also be prohibited during the voting hours.