Elections

For local (Wellesley) elections, enter your address to find your polling place, create your personalized voters' guide and find everything you need to vote! With your personalized guide, you will:

  1. see everything that will be on your ballot,
  2. compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  3. print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.

For state (MA) and federal elections, the LWVMA has a new voting guide which also personalizes your voting experience.

Are you a military or overseas voter?

Serving in Wellesley Town Government

Wellesley's Town Government relies heavily on volunteers --- those who are recruited, those who are recommended, and those who offer their own services. The appointment of members to various special committees and boards is the responsibility of the Town Moderator and several elected boards. The LWV Wellesley has helped the town develop a form to help those making appointments identify individuals who are willing to serve. The form can be found here. Besides the committees listed on the form, there are numerous other opportunities and this form will help in making appointments to those as well.

March Town Elections

Next Wellesley Town Election: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each year the Town of Wellesley elects residents to open positions on all the townwide boards: Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Board of Public Works, Board of Selectmen, Housing Authority, Library Trustees, Natural Resources Commission, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, School Committee, as well as Town Meeting Moderator. Town Meeting Members are also elected at this time.


Fall Midterm Elections

Primary Election: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

All 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives, all 160 Massachusetts House seats and all 40 Massachusetts Senate seats and will be up for election in 2018. One US Senate seat will also be up for election. In addition, there will be three ballot questions for voters to consider. The Wellesley League has participated in two pre-primary election forums, which can be viewed here.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? Do you need an absentee ballot?

To find out how to register to vote, visit the website for the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Though you must be 18 years old in order to vote, you may pre-register to vote once you are 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you may submit a voter registration form to your local election official, who will then place your name on the list of pre-registrants. You will receive a pre-registration notice by mail, confirming receipt of your application. Pre-registration may be done online, by mail, or in person at any voter registration location (see above).

Guide to Massachusetts Election Reforms

The state LWV has developed a two page voting guide Revised 2016 Voting in Massachusetts. This easy reference outlines the timetable for the reforms enacted as part of the 2014 Election Modernization Law: online voter registration, early voting, and pre-registration of teens, as well as the impact of each on our local leagues.