Election Dates for 2015
Preliminary Election: September 29, 2015
Municipal Election: November 3, 2015
If any resident is interested in being a poll worker we welcome you to come into the City Clerk's office and apply. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm on election days.
Residents interested in running for City Council: at Large or Ward Councilor, School Committee or Mayor may take out nomination papers in the City Clerk's office beginning on April 13, 2015. The deadline to return the nomination papers to the Clerk's office for certification is August 11, 2015.
Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Information
Any U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older may register to vote in his/her city or town of residence. To register in Gloucester, you may come to the city clerk's office during regular business hours or click the link below to download a mail in registration form. We are located at: 9 Dale Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930. Note: A picture ID may be requested at the time of registration.
See below for instructions on the Secretary of State's office new online voter registration:
As of June 23,
Online Voter Registration Now Available
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.
Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.
Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official. (click the highlighted web address for fast link to the elections page)
Non-Registered Voter Information
A non-registered voter has up to 20 days prior to any election day to register to vote. If the voter fails to comply then his/her name will not be posted on the registered voters list and he/she will not be able to cast his/her vote in that election.
Absentee Registration / Ballot Details
If you are not able to come to the clerk's office, read the informational document and registration form below. Please follow the instructions given so that processing your registration will not be delayed.
For Further Information
For further information about voter registration and/or any state elections, please refer to the State of Massachusetts Election Division
or contact the city clerk's office
at (978) 281-9720.
Elections for 2014
State Primary: September 9, 2014
State Election: November 4, 2014 click to view specimen ballot
State Election 11/6/2012 Specimen ballot - front
State Election 11/6/2012 Specimen ballot - back
2012 State Primary Specimen Ballots
Specimen Ballot June 25th 2013 Special State Election
2013 Municipal Election Specimen Ballots Wards 1 thru 5
September 9, 2014 State Primary Specimen Ballot
November 4, 2014 State Election Specimen Ballot
OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Official election results 2012 State Primary
Official Election Result State Election 11/6/2012
Special State Election 6/25/2013 Results
(unofficial) Election Results, Municipal Election, 11/5/2013
Official Election Results, Municipal Election, 11/5/2013
Official Election Results (Summary) State Primary September 9, 2014