Voter Information

Voter Information

For Massachusetts Voters:

The LWV of Massachusetts pleased to let you know that our general election voters' guide is currently live on !
Our online voter’s guide covers the Presidential candidates and all candidate races from U.S. Congress down through statewide races as well as contested county races (there are contested county races this year in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Hampden, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties). The guide also covers the Massachusetts Governor’s Council races as well as the two ballot questions.
VOTE411 also includes recordings of League-sponsored forums and debates, information about upcoming forums, and all of the up-to-date information and deadlines for the recently enacted “Vote by Mail” law so voters can plan how and when to vote.
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Hingham Voter Information for the November 3rd Election


Voter Registration 

Deadline to register for the November State Election is Saturday, October 24, 2020.

  • Register Online State of Massachusetts Online Voter Registration
  • In-Person registration will be available on Saturday October 24th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and again from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This will take place in the Town Clerk’s Office.

Early Voting

The Town Clerk will hold its Early Voting at the Town Hall, 210 Central Street, in the Central Meeting Room on the Second Floor as follows:

Saturday October 17 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday October 18 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday October 19 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday October 20 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday October 21 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday October 22 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday October 23 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday October 24 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday October 25 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday October 26 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday October 27 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday October 28 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday October 29 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday October 30 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


The Town Hall is open only for Early Voting.  There will be no other offices open. 

Vote by Mail

For those of you who are expecting ballots in the mail we will probably receive the ballots near the end of September.  We will hope to get them all out by the beginning of October.  If there is any delay we will let you know. 

Getting the ballots out has been a challenge; we appreciate your patience.

The postmaster has informed us that the mailed ballots will not be leaving the town.  They will be sorted in the Hingham Post Office and will not be sent out of town for distribution. 

You may also drop your ballots in the mailbox at the end of the driveway at Town Hall. 

Election Day Voting

The Election will be held on November 3rd from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.   Polling places are as follows:

  • High School, 17 Union Street – Precincts 1 through 4
  • Middle School, 1103 Main Street – Precincts 5 and 6
  • Linden Ponds, 201 Linden Ponds Way, Willard Square – Precinct 5A

Safety Considerations

For both Early Voting and the Election we will take all precautions with social distancing and keeping the areas clean and safe.  Everyone is asked to wear a mask when entering the voting areas.   


HINGHAM UPDATES - 2020 Town Meeting is Saturday, June 20th and Town Election is June 27th.

Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Board of Selectmen voted to move Town Meeting to Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm with a raindate of Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The meeting will take place outdoors on the High School Multi-Purpose Athletic Field.

The Town Election is rescheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020. 

Absentee Ballots are available. Under existing Massachusetts law, a voter only qualifies to vote absentee if they will be absent from the city or town during the voting hours, a religious belief prevents them from going the polling place or a physical disability prevents them from going to the polling place.  The new law specifies that any person taking a precaution related to COVID-19 qualifies for an absentee ballot by reason of physical disability. This would include those who are sick, self-quarantined, or simply choosing not to go to a public place for their own safety or for a family member’s safety. 

Application for Absentee Ballot (PDF)

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government. Voting is the most important and simplest way to participate. This section of the website provides you with information to help you vote: