Elections & Registration

State Elections - September 1 and November 3 - Registration and Voting

The Massachusetts State Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 and the Massachusetts State General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3. Both will be held in the Gym at the Halifax Elementary School, 464 Plymouth Street from 7:00am to 8:00pm each day. Voters have three options in casting their ballots: 1) Vote by mail; 2) Early voting in-person at Town Hall during specific days and times; 3) Election Day voting at the Elementary School. Information about all three options and how to register to vote is included in the Town's Fall Elections Voter Guide.

Voting and Elections

Elections, both Town and State, and registration are primarily the responsibility of the Town Clerk and the Board of Registrars. The Town Election is held each year on the Saturday following the 2nd Monday in May. The State primary is held in September in even-numbered years and the State general election is held in November on the Tuesday following the 1st Monday of the month in even-numbered years. The Presidential primary is held on various dates (generally in February or March) in years divisible by four. Please check the links listed above for the next dates for all these elections and registration deadlines.

Voting hours are: State elections - 7:00am to 8:00pm; Town Elections - 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Elections are held in the Gym at the Halifax Elementary School, 464 Plymouth Street. Town Meetings are held, usually, in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Elementary School. Meetings with a large number of atttendees are held in the Gym.

Nomination Papers - State Primary - Deadline

Nomination papers for the State Primary are due by Tuesday, May 5th at 5 p.m. The Town Hall is closed to the public and the Clerk’s office is working remotely. Please call the Clerk’s office at 781-293-7970 to inform us that papers were dropped off or mailed to the town hall. If you have any questions, please call the office or email:  [email protected]


Town Election - June 20, 2020

Election Day for Town positions is Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Halifax Elementary School Gym from 10am to 6pm. If you wish to vote absentee, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 781-293-7970. A sample ballot will be available before the election.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Barbara J. Gaynor Town Clerk