Elections: General Information & Voter Registration

You must be a U.S. Citizen and

over the age of 18 to register to vote!

Elections in 2019

April 2, 2019Belmont Local Election (Click here for Election Results)

 


To vote in any election, you must be over 18 and a U.S. citizen. If you have been registered to vote in another community and move your residence, you must register to vote with your new town/city. Mail-in Voter Registration forms are available at the Belmont Memorial Library and the Belmont Post Office, various designated state agencies, the Registry of Motor Vehicles and online at www.registertovotema.com.

Please select from the following links:


Online Voter Registration Available

If you have a valid driver's license, learner's permit or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), you may apply to register to vote online here. You must be a U.S. Citizen and over 18 years old in order to register to vote.

If you don't have an RMV ID, you can still use the online system to create an application. Print and sign the completed form, and then mail or bring it to the Belmont Town Clerk's office.

You may also use this form to change your name, address, or party enrollment on your voter registration.

Absentee Voting

For information regarding Absentee Voting, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register to vote in Belmont?
You must be a U.S. Citizen and over 18 years old to register to vote. Register by filling out the form here and bring it in person or mail to:
Board of Registrars
Belmont Town Hall
455 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478

or register to vote online.

Do I need to appear in person to register to vote?

No, voter registration can be done by mail, in person or online, however a voter signature is required by Massachusetts General Law. For this reason, a registration form without the voter's signature must be automatically rejected.

Do I need to show ID to register to vote?

The first time you register to vote in Massachusetts you do need to provide adequate ID. The voter registration form requires either the last four digits of the Social security Number or the Massachusetts Drivers License Number. If you register to vote online, the form will require you to enter the number on your RMV issued ID.

Is there a deadline to register to vote for an upcoming election?

Voter Registration or changes to voter registration must be received by the Town Clerk's office at least 20 days before an election. The Town Clerk's office is open until 8pm on the last day to register prior to an upcoming election.

Who do I notify if my family has moved to another address within Belmont?

Send a Change of Address Form to the Town Clerk's office.

How do I change my party enrollment?

Send a Change of Party Form to the Town Clerk's office.

*In Massachusetts, the party choices are Democrat, Republican, Green-Rainbow, Libertarian or Unenrolled (Unaffiliated). All others are considered Political Designations. If you are registered as an Unenrolled voter or a member of a political designation, you may choose any party in Primary Elections. For a list of Massachusetts Political Parites and Designations, click here*

I've recently changed my name. How do I change my name on the voting list to be compatible with my ID?

Send a Change of Voter Name Form to the Town Clerk's office.

I'm listed as a voter, but it says "Inactive" next to my name. What does that mean?

Inactive status means that the Town Clerk's office did not receive the Annual Town Census which is mailed to every household in Belmont, per Massachusetts General Laws AND the voter did not return the pre-paid postcard notifying individuals of the change from active to inactive status.

Can I still vote even though I am "Inactive"?

Yes, an "Inactive" voter may still vote but first must provide adequate identification proving the voter's identity and current place of residence. Usually a Massachusetts Driver's License or State issued ID are sufficient

How do I return to "Active" status?

There are two ways to convert from Inactive to Active status. A voter may appear at the polling location on Election Day, provide ID and vote a ballot. A voter may also appear in person at the Town Clerk's office at least 20 DAYS BEFORE Election Day. Whichever the voter chooses, proper identification must be shown and a form must be completed.

*Signing and returning the yearly census is the easiest way to keep your name on the active voter list.*

Where do I vote?
To use the map above: Click the link above and click the "Find" tab on the left side of the page. Enter your address into the search field by street name first and number second. Once found, your property will be highlighted in yellow; click on the "Layers" tab to see what precinct corresponds to the color your propery is located in. 
Precinct #Voting Location
Precinct 1 MapBelmont Public Library, Assembly Room, 336 Concord Avenue
Precinct 2 MapBelmont Town Hall, Select Board Meeting Room, 455 Concord Ave
Precinct 3 MapBeech Street Center (Senior Center), 266 Beech Street
Precinct 4 MapDaniel Butler School, 90 White Street
Precinct 5 MapBeech Street Center (Senior Center), 266 Beech Street
Precinct 6 MapBelmont Fire Headquarters, 299 Trapelo Road
Precinct 7 MapBurbank School gym, 266 School Street
Precinct 8 Map

Winn Brook School gym, 97 Waterhouse St (enter from Cross St)

 

Running for Town-wide Office or Town Meeting Member

Please see the Town Clerk's web page on Running for Elected Office.