Local Elections & Town Meetings in the Time of Covid-19

The towns of Franklin County, typically busy with local elections and town meetings this time of year, are doing what they can to preserve democracy and maintain the safety of their residents. Please check the list below for information regarding your town.

Due to Covid-19, the Secretary of State’s Office is allowing early voting for municipal elections held before June 30. The state has also relaxed the requirements for absentee ballots and anyone who considers themselves to be quarantined at the time of the election can apply for an absentee ballot. Local officials encourage voters to vote by mail to protect the safety of voters and poll workers.

Early voting ballots can be requested by filling out this form

Absentee voting ballots can be requested by filling out this form.

Ashfield
The Annual Town Election originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 has been postponed until June 27, 2020. Annual Town Meeting will also be June 27, 2020, at 10am. Location TBD. Please click here for updates.

Bernardston
The Annual Town Elections will be held June 29, 2020, from 12pm till 6pm at Town Hall. There’s no information currently regarding Annual Town Meeting. Please click here for updates.

Buckland
The Town Clerk,  Select Board  and Moderator have determined that Buckland residents will have the chance to cast their vote for Town Officials on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, and will hold Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Please click here for more info.

Charlemont
Charlemont Select Board voted to set the new date for Charlemont’s Annual Town Election to Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Hours for this election have been reduced and the polls will open at 3:00pm and close at 7:00pm. Please click here for more info.

Colrain
The Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Town Meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 1:00pm. The Meeting will be held on the grounds of the Town Office located at 55 Main Rd. Please click here for more info.

Conway
Town Meeting has been postponed to Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 1:00pm. It will be held outdoors, with rain dates of June 21, June 27, and June 28. The Select Board is still considering the outside venue best suited to the event. Also, Town elections have been scheduled for June 30, the last possible day. Please click here for updates.

Deerfield
Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6pm at the Frontier Regional High School Track. The Annual Town Election is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:00am-8:00pm at Town Hall. Please click here for more info.

Erving
Annual Town Election is scheduled for June 22, 2020, from 12:00pm-7:00pm at Town Hall. Annual Town Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:00am. Please click here for updates.

Gill
Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020, from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Town Garage. Annual Town Meeting has been postponed indefinitely. Please click here for more info.

Greenfield
Greenfield has no municipal elections this year.

Hawley
Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8 Pudding Hollow Road in Hawley from 11:45am-7:00pm. Annual Town Meeting will be on June 8, 2020. Please click here for more info.

Heath
Special Town Meeting is rescheduled to June 13, 2020 at 8:30am at 18 Jacobs Rd, followed by Annual Town Meeting at 9:00am. Annual Town Election is rescheduled for Friday, June 12, 2020. Please click here for more info.

Leverett
Annual Town Meeting will be held June 20, 2020 at 9:00am outside at the Leverett School. Please click here for more info.

Leyden
Annual Town Meeting will be held June 29, 2020 at 7:00pm. Town elections are also scheduled on June 29. Polls will open at 4:00pm and close at 8:00pm. As far as we can determine, this info is not currently listed on their website, but hopefully you can find updates there soon.

Monroe
No information available. Please check back.

Montague
Annual Town Meeting has been postponed until June 13, 2020. It will be held in the Turners Falls High School Parking Lot at 8:30am. Please click here for more info.

New Salem
Annual Town Meeting will be held June 19, 2020. Please click here for more info.

Northfield
The Annual Town Meeting has been scheduled for June 29, 2020 starting at 5:00pm. Location to be determined. Caucus to be held preceding Town Meeting, time to be determined. Please click here for updates.

Orange
The Annual Town Election will be held Monday, June 1, 2020. Polls will be open from 12:00pm-7:00pm. More info here.
The Annual and Special Town Meetings will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 beginning at 6:00pm. The meetings will be held on the football field at Mahar. The rain date is Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00pm. Please click here for info.

Rowe
The Annual Town Election will take place on June 27, 2020 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Rowe Town Hall. Annual Town Meeting details haven’t been finalized. Please click here for updates.

Shelburne
Annual Town Meeting will be held June 13, 2020 at 10:00am on the BSE School grounds. More info here. Annual Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 10:00am-8:00pm at the Cowell Gymnasium.

Shutesbury
The Annual Election and Town Meeting are scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020. The polls will be open from 8:00am-2:00pm. Annual Town Meeting will convene at 9:00am. The location for both events is the Shutesbury Elementary School, 23 West Pelham Rd. Please check the town website for updates.

Sunderland
Annual Town Election will be held June 6, 2020, from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Public Library. Annual Town Meeting will also be held June 6, at 4:00pm in the Field behind Town Offices. Please click here for more info.

Warwick
Town Elections were held in May. Annual Town Meeting is postponed till a date to be determined. Residents will receive a postcard in the mail once that information has been set. The Warwick town website is here.

Wendell
The Annual Town Election will be held Monday, June 1, 2020. Polls will be open from 12:00pm-7:00pm. More info here.

Whately
The Annual Town Election remains scheduled for June 9, 2020. The Election has been moved to the Whately Elementary School, 273 Long Plain Rd. Polling hours will be 12:00pm-6:00pm. The Annual Town Meeting was postponed, with a tentative date of June 23, 2020 (7:00 pm). This date is subject to change. Please click here for updates.