Election & Voter Information

Voter Registration
The deadline for accepting new voter registrations is 20 days prior to each election.
Massachusetts Register to Vote Online
The Town Clerk's office accepts voter registration over the counter, by mail, or electronically. You may apply online at State of Massachusetts Voter Registration Information.

You can also change your party affiliation or register to vote when applying for a driver's license or changing the title on vehicles, etc. at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

On both of the above sites the information is electronically transmitted to the Town Clerk's office to update our records and notify the town where you previously voted.

An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to you confirming any changes in your voter registration status. It is very important that you carefully check your acknowledgement letter for errors and contact us at 781-741-1410 to report any corrections that may be necessary.

Precincts & Voting Locations

Election Officers

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining the roster and training election officers who work at all town, state, and federal elections. The Board of Selectmen appoints election officers on a yearly basis. Town Committee Chairmen for the Democratic and Republican parties submit lists of candidates who are interested in working the elections to the Selectmen's office. Once appointed by the Selectmen, the names are forwarded to the Town Clerk to be added to the roster.

New people are always needed. If you are interested, please contact the Town Clerk at 781-741-1410, or the Democratic or Republican Town Committee chairmen.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots can be obtained for any election from the Town Clerk's office. If you are going to be out of town for any election during the year, you may apply for a ballot to be sent to you during the election period.
  • You may apply in writing or fax your request (including your signature) giving your legal voting address and the address where you wish your ballot to be sent. Our fax number is (781) 740-0239
  • A relative is allowed to fill out the application on your behalf, (3) you may obtain a form in the Clerk's office or apply online at State of Massachusetts absentee ballot webpage
When ballots become available, you may visit the Town Clerk's office to vote absentee at any time prior to noon the day before an election.

If you are handicapped or housebound, and will be unable to get to the polls, you may vote in the comfort of your own home. Simply contact your physician's office, and have them send us a note stating your illness and we will send you a ballot for every election until you tell us to stop. This is strictly for medical reasons only. Should you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's office, at 781-741-1410.

Early Voting

Legislation was passed in May of 2014, allowing early voting commencing with the 2016 general election. Town Elections are not included. Contact the Town Clerk's office with any questions.

Running For a Town Elected Office

If so, you may pick up nomination papers in the Town Clerk's office. You are required to obtain 50 signatures of qualified, registered Hingham voters in order to have your name appear on the ballot. Papers are available after January 1 and must be returned 49 days prior to the election. Elections are scheduled the Saturday following Town Meeting. Town Meeting is held on the fourth Monday in April. Please contact the Town Clerk's office if you have any questions.