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Town Resources
Voting at Elections and Town Meetings
Elections take place at the Town Offices, 7 Keady Way, generally from 7am to 8pm

Town Meetings take place at the Ayer Shirley Middle School, generally at 7:15pm

Click HERE to check if you are a registered voter

New Vote Tabulator Machine
The Town will begin using its new vote tabulating machine at the Annual Town Election.  Click here to see a video of how the machine works is available. The tutorial is also showing on Shirley Public Access, Comcast channels 8, 9 and 99.  

Voters will mark their ballots by filling in ovals next to candidates’ names, place the ballots in the tabulator, and the tabulator will provide the results at the end of the day after the polls close. There are spaces for write-in candidates also. It has simplified the election preparation process for the Clerk’s Office and will simplify tabulating the results as well.  Training for election workers and a public testing of the machine will be held in April.

2015 Annual Town Census/Street Listing forms were mailed to households at the end of December.  Please return your household form by the end of January for prompt processing.  If you have misplaced your form or did not receive one, please click here for a blank form. Click here for a copy of the cover letter that explains this state-wide process done annually to keep our voter registration list and resident list up to date.

2014 Town Census/Street Listing Nonrespondents
Voters who did not return their 2014 Annual Census were inactivated last June in accordance with state election laws.  Letters with self-addressed, stamped return post cards were sent to provide voters an opportunity to reactivate their voter status.  Please remember that Inactive voters need to show ID at the polls and fill out an affirmation form stating that they have continually resided in Shirley in order to receive a ballot.

Election Information
Upcoming Town Meetings
Annual Town Meeting - April 27, 2015. Contact the Board of Selectmen's office for additional information at
General Information
Campaign Finance Guides
Campaign Finance Reporting Forms
Campaign Finance - General Information
Town of Shirley     7 Keady Way     Shirley, MA 01464     PH: 978-425-2600