Town Election - February 5, 2024
The Town Election is on Monday, February 5th. Polls open at 10 am and close at 8 pm. All precincts vote at the Cheney Street Offices, 62 Cheney Street.
If you are interested in running for an office now is the time to step up and help the town. The following positions will be on the ballot: 2 members of the Selectman for 3 years, Moderator for 1 year, Board of Health for 3 years, 1 member of the Elementary School Committee for 3 years, 1 member of the Elementary School Committee for 2 years, 2 members of the Regional School Committee for 3 years, 2 Library Trustees for 3 years, 1 Library Trustee for 1 year, Water Commissioner for 3 years, Water Commissioner for 2 years, Cemetery Commissioner for 3 years, Cemetery Commissioner for 2 years, Trustee of Soldiers’ Memorials – Veteran – 3 years, Trustee of Soldiers’ Memorials – Non-veteran – 3 years, Housing Authority for 4 years.
Nomination papers will be available beginning on November 1, 2023, and must be obtained by December 14, 2023. Only a registered voter can run for office and once they have obtained the nomination papers, they must have the papers signed by a minimum of 27 registered voters. Once the signatures are obtained, the nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office by December 18, 2023.
Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 978-544-1100, ext. 2, if you have any questions about the process.
Presidential Primary - March 5, 2024
The Presidential Primary Election is on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm. All Precincts vote at the Cheney Street Offices, 62 Cheney Street.
Vote By Mail
All registered voters qualify to vote by mail for the 2023 elections. The Secretary's Office has a Mail in Ballot Application where you can check your registration status and apply for a mail in ballot. Applications to receive a mail-in ballot for the Town Election must be received in the Town Clerk's Office by 5 pm, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
Request a Mail Ballot
To request a vote by mail ballot you need to send a letter requesting the ballot be mailed to your home. Be sure to include your name, address, state the election you want it for, and sign the letter. Every person requesting a ballot must sign a request. The ballot will be mailed to you.
How to Submit Your Vote by Mail Application
- By mail - Mail signed application to the Town Clerk's Office, 6 Prospect Street, Orange MA 01364
- Drop Box - Drop signed application in Drop Box located in front of the Town Hall
- Email the signed application.
- Fax the signed application to 978-544-1134
- In Person - Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 8 am to 7 pm; Closed Friday
Return of Vote by Mail Ballots
All ballots for the Town Election must be received by 8 pm on February 5, 2024. Mail-In Ballots include a return ballot envelope that is addressed to the Town Clerk's Office. Ballots cannot be returned to the polling location on Election Day. They can be put in the drop box no later than 8 pm on Election Day.
Voters who receive a mail-in ballot but do not return it prior to Election Day may appear to vote in person to cast a ballot on Election Day. Any voter that has returned a vote by mail ballot is not permitted to appear to vote in person on Election Day.
The deadline to register to vote for the Election is Thursday, January 25, 2024.
To register to vote you must be a U.S. Citizen, a resident of Massachusetts, and 18 years old on or before election day. Read more information about voter registration.
In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation click here. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.
Registering by Mail
If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form by clicking here. The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to your local election official. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline.
Forms to register to vote by mail are also available next to the red ballot drop box at the Town Hall on 6 Prospect Street. Completed forms can be placed in the red ballot drop box as well.
Learn more at the Office of Campaign and Political Finance website.
For further information, please email the Town Clerk's Office or call 978-544-1100 (ext. 2).
Campaigning on Election Day
No poster, card, handbill, placard, picture or circular intended to influence the action of the voter, other than those expressly authorized by G.L. c. 54 § 65, shall be posted, exhibited, circulated or distributed in the building where the polling location is located, on the walls thereof, on the premises located at 62 Cheney Street, stand within one hundred and fifty feet (150') of the building entrance door to said Polling Location on Election Day.