VOTE BY MAIL - Interested in this option?  Click here for more information

The deadline to register to vote for those residents who eligible and who are currently NOT registered to vote is Wednesday, March 10th, 2020 by 8 p.m. to be eligible to participate in the Annual Town Election on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Online Voter Registration has been available for nearly 5 years.  You may choose to register to vote electronically by logging in online at: you will receive a confirmation letter once we register you to vote. 


The Town Clerk’s Office will have a Voter Registration Station set up at the Front entrance of Town Hall, on the landing outside the Front Door on March 10th from 8am-8pm. You may fill out the voter registration card please be sure to sign the form and drop it in the RED DROP BOXES at the Front Entrance of Town Hall.  

Any questions, please feel free to call the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-721-7130 or email townclerk@winchester.us The Town Clerk’s Office, as well as the Town Hall is available by appointment during the pandemic. 

We are in the office each business day to serve you. You may email townclerk@winchester.us for immediate assistance.  All services are also online at www.winchester.us click on the picture of the credit card in the top left corner of the official home page.

Thank you 

MaryEllen Lannon, CMC
Winchester Town Clerk

Nomination For Town Election: Begins First Business Day in January Annually

The nomination process to run for public elected office begins on Thursday, January 4, 2021 in the Office of the Town Clerk. For those electors who may be interested to run for Town wide office, you may register your interest and name for nomination for this coming springs Annual Town Election, to be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021. 

Click here to see offices available to be on the ballot.

 Click here for 2021 Election Calendar

How to Run for Public Office Guideline

Who's Running for Public Office

Vote by Mail

Absentee Ballot Application

Town Meeting Members

The nomination process for Town Meeting Members will also begin on the first business day in January annually. The Town Clerk’s Office notifies each Incumbent Town Meeting Member that their term is expiring. If they are interested to run again, they are required to mail in the form  the Town Clerk’s sends to them the last week in December. For any NEW candidate interested in a Town Meeting Member position, they must pull nomination papers with the Town Clerk during normal business hours. 

Town Meeting Member Incumbent Notice

Eligibility to Run for Public Office

In order to be eligible to run for public office, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • You must be a registered voter in Winchester in order to pull papers for public office. 
  • You must come into Town Hall prior to register as an official candidate for public office; we need your signature, you cannot send a friend or family member on your behalf. 
  • Must circulate a nomination petition with 50 signatures of voters in Winchester who sign to support your candidacy.
  • Return your papers to the Town Clerk’s Office for approval. 
  • Decide if you will establish a Candidate Committee to promote your election campaign.
  • Get out the vote!

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

Click here for information on running a campaign for public office.  

If you have any questions on the required forms, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at townclerk@winchester.us