ELECTIONS & VOTING

 
VOTE FLAGPro tip: You can register to vote, check your voter registration, change parties, request an absentee/vote by mail ballot, and more 24/7 through the Massachusetts 
Online Voter Registration System 

We also welcome inquiries and can help you in person at the Town Clerk's office on the first floor of Wenham Town Hall.

Interested in being a 2024 election worker? Please contact Town Clerk Kirsten Alexander.


B
oard of Registrars
The Board of Registrars operate out of and in conjunction with the Town Clerk's office and oversee certification of signatures on both local and state Nomination Papers as well as Initiative Petition Papers. The Registrars are also responsible for keeping the Voter Registration list up to date and accurate through the Annual Town Census.

The Wenham Board of Registrars: 
Roseann Brozenske (2024)
Christine M. Burns (2025)
Roney Hilliard "Hilly" Ebling (2026)
Kirsten Alexander, Town Clerk

2024 Elections - Save the Dates!

All Wenham voters vote at Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street. Town Meeting typically takes place at Buker School. 

Presidential Primary: March 5, 2024, 7am-8pm

Voters who are unenrolled in a party may choose which primary to vote in (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian). Voters enrolled in a party vote in that primary. Check your party affiliation and voter status here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx

Wenham Town Meeting, Buker School: April 6, 2024, 1pm until it's over
 
Wenham Town Election: April 11, 2024, 7am-8pm
Nomination Papers for the local election are now available for pick up in the Town Clerk's office. If you plan on picking them up, please email townclerk@wenhamma.gov ahead of time to schedule a pickup time. Twenty-one signatures are required but we encourage you to gather more. Signatures are due back to the Town Clerk's Office by February 22nd at 5:00pm. 

State Primary: September 3rd, 2024, 7am-8pm

Presidential General Election: November 5, 2024, 7am-8pm


Past Elections
 

2023 Elections

WENHAM SPECIAL "THREE TO FIVE" ELECTION - TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023

OFFICIAL RESULTS: WENHAM SPECIAL ELECTION

June 27, 2023
In the historic election to name two new members to the expanded Wenham Select Board today, Deirdre Pierotti was elected to the 3-year term with 412 votes and Benjamin Tymann received 297 votes to Patrick Waddell's 212 in the race for the 2-year term. 513 voters turned out, with a 17% turnout rate.
Thanks to all those who ran and voted in this election, and to all those who volunteered and worked the election on the town's behalf.

 6.27.23 Wenham Special Election Official Results

Past News about this Election:

June 27 Special Town Election for Two New Select Board Seats ("3 to 5")

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: WENHAM SPECIAL ELECTION
June 27, 2023
In the historic election to name two new members to the expanded Wenham Select Board today, Deirdre Pierotti was elected to the 3-year term with 412 votes and Benjamin Tymann received 297 votes to Patrick Waddell's 212 in the race for the 2-year term. 513 voters turned out, with a 17% turnout rate.
Thanks to all those who ran and voted in this election, and to all those who volunteered and worked the election on the town's behalf.

 

The Special Town Election is Tuesday, June 27th 7AM-8PM. The candidates are:

Select Board Three Year Term  (Vote for One)
Deirdre T. Pierotti

Select Board Two Year Term (Vote for One)
Benjamin B. Tymann
Patrick J. Waddell


Your vote matters!
See below for the many ways to vote in this election, including vote by mail/absentee, in person on two early voting days (6/20 & 6/21), in person absentee (by 6/26 at noon), and on election day (6/27 7AM-8PM). Town Hall is accessible and we have a special voting machine for voters with visual impairments.

If you are a registered voter who will be away from Wenham on Election Day or otherwise qualify for an absentee ballot, you may request an in person absentee ballot and vote at the Clerk's office through Monday, June 26th at 12 noon. 


Please note: The last day to register to vote in the election is Friday, June 16. The Clerk's office will be open 9-5. Registrations may be done until 11:59PM on 6/16 online through the MA Elections Division.

At the MA ELECTIONS DIVISION ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM you can

Check your voter registration status
Register to vote online
Change your name, address, or party affiliation

Apply for a Vote by Mail ballot (no reason required)
Apply for an Absentee ballot (specific reasons required)


Looking to Vote by Mail or register to vote in the June 27th Special Election? Ballots are going out now! We must receive your request IN WRITING or ONLINE by Tuesday 6/20 at 5PM. Forms are available at Town Hall and Vote By Mail/Absentee requests may be done online through the MA Elections Division: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/elections-and-voting.htm

Early in person voting at Town Hall will take place on

Tuesday, June 20th 8AM-6:30PM
Wednesday, June 21st 8AM-4:30PM

 

Have you made your plan to vote in the special election for the two new Select Board members? There is one race for a two-year term and one race for a three-year term on the expanding Select Board. (In future elections the terms will be for three years.)

In person voting will take place at Wenham Town Hall on the following dates:

Election Day:
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Early Voting:
Tuesday, June 20, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 8:00 AM-4:30PM

Any registered voter may vote during early voting. Can't make these dates? You must submit request for a Vote by Mail or Absentee Ballot to the Wenham Town Clerk by June 20 at 5:00PM. This can be done online through the MA Elections Division.

The candidates for Select Board are:

Three-Year Term:
Deirdre Pierotti

Two-Year Term:
Patrick Waddell
Benjamin Tymann

Click here for the election calendar with deadlines to register to vote by mail, etc.

If you are new to town, or you have never registered to vote before, the last day to register for the June 27th Special Election is Friday, June 16, 2023.  The Town Clerk's office will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Alternately, you can register online until 11:59PM on 6/16 at Online Voter Application (state.ma.us) with a valid MA driver's license or a State issued ID card.

Unsure of your voter registration status? Check here. Please make sure your signed Annual Census is returned. Questions? Email townclerk@wenhamma.gov



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2023

ELECTION RESULTS

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2022 Elections:


2022 STATE ELECTION RESULTS


ELECTION RESULTS

ATE 4-7-2022 OFFICIAL RESULTS WITH WRITE-INS
ATE 4-7-2022 UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - SATURDAY, APRIL 2 2022

The meeting will be held in-doors at the Buker School, starting at 1:00 PM.  Warrants will be mailed to all households prior to the meeting.  Please bring the warrant book with you to the meeting.  Click here for the warrant booklet.

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022
The election will be held at the Wenham Town Hall between the hours of 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

If you are new to town, or you have never registered to vote before, the last day to register for the upcoming town meeting and town election is Friday, March 11, 2022.  The Town Clerk's office will be open from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  You can register on line at Online Voter Application (state.ma.us) with a valid MA drivers license or a State issued ID card.

Click here to view the candidates of the town election.

Absentee Voting

Click here to learn more about how to vote absentee and to download the application. 

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Federal Census 2020 
Based on the 2020 Federal Census, Wenham will be split between two State Representatives, the 6th Essex District (with Beverly) and the 13th Essex District (with Danvers and parts of Topsfield, Middleton, and Peabody).  Because of our population, the Select Board has an opportunity to stay one precinct with sub precincts, or move into two precincts.   Please click  the links to view the presentation that was presented to the Select Board on Wednesday, December 1st.  We are looking for public input in order to make a final decision the week of December 6th.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Town Clerk Trudy Reid.  UPDATE:  At the Select Board meeting held on December 7th, they voted to keep the one precinct for Wenham, with sub-precicnts for State Elections.

Re-Precincting New Release - this letter has been mailed to every household with a registered voter
Street Precinct Locator
Powerpoint Presentation
Map of old voting district vs  new precinct.



ELECTED OFFICIALS OF WENHAM 


2021 ELECTION INFORMATION
Contact the Town Clerk at townclerk@wenhamma.gov or call 978-468-5520 x.1


SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION - Unofficial Results
                                                                    Official Results
Thursday, April 8, 2021


ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Summary of Votes
Saturday, May 1, 2021
1:00pm
Pingree Park
211 Main Street


ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION
Unofficial Results
Official Results
Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:00am - 8:00pm
Wenham Town Hall
138 Main Street

Open Seats for the Annual Election:

  • Board of Assessors - 1 position , 3 year term
  • Board of Health - 1 position , 3 year term
  • Board of Selectmen - 1 position, 3 year term 
  • Hamilton Wenham Library Trustees - 2 positions at large, 3 year terms
  • Hamilton Wenham Regional School Committee - 2 positions, 3 year terms
  • Moderator - 1 position , 3 year term
  • Planning Board - 1 position, 5 year term
  • Water Commission - 1 position, 3 year term 
  • Wenham Housing Authority - 2 positions, 5 year term & 3 year term

Sample Ballot 

Register to Vote in the Election

  • Last day to register to vote to participate in these local events was Friday April 9, 2021.
  • Vote by mail is being encouraged due to the pandemic.
  • Please request your absentee by mail ballot now, but not later than 5:00pm on April 30, 2021 from the the Town Clerk.  
Absentee Ballot Application

  • Completed absentee ballots may be mailed to the Town Clerk at Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984 or placed in the Drop Box at Town Hall no later than poll closing of 8:00pm on May 6, 2021. 
  • Absentee voting in person available in the Town Clerk's Office with a deadline of May 5, 2021, 12:00pm.
 
VOTE FLAGHow do I.... 
register to vote?
check my voter registration?
change my voter registration?
 
online or at the Town Clerk's office 


B
oard of Registrars
The Board of Registrars operate out of and in conjunction with the Town Clerk's office and oversee certification of signatures on both local and state Nomination Papers as well as Initiative Petition Papers. The Registrars are also responsible for keeping the Voter Registration list up to date and accurate through the Annual Town Census.

The Wenham Board of Registrars: 
Roseann Brozenske (2024)
Christine M. Burns (2025)
Roney Hilliard "Hilly" Ebling (2023)
Kirsten Alexander, Town Clerk

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

 

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