Voter registration, elections and more
State and National Elections
Massachusetts Special Election for U.S. Senate
Primary - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
General Election - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
April 30 Special Primary Election: Concord results; Carlisle results; LWV of Massachusetts Voter's Guide
June 25, 2013 Special General Election (U.S. Senate)
- Voter Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
- Please vote! Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Click here to find your polling place in Concord. See also Concord Precinct Map.
- In Carlisle, vote at Town Hall, 66 Westford St.
Town Elections and Town Meetings - Concord
Concord 2013 Annual Town Meeting started on Monday, April 22, 2013
, 7:00 p.m., continuing on April 23, 24 and 25.
Concord 2013 Town Election: Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Click here
- Click here for results.
- Click here to download Warrant. Click here for other 2013 Town Meeting information, including the Finance Committee Report.
- Voter registration deadline for 2013 Annual Town Meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
- To learn more about Town Meeting, including information on past meetings, click here. Search for hearings and other government meetings on CCTV Video on Demand.
for election results. For information on LWVCC's 2013 Concord Candidates' Forum on March 3, click here
. For candidate statements from LWVCC's 2013 Voter Guide in the Concord Journal
, click here
Town Elections and Town Meetings - Carlisle
Carlisle 2013 Annual Town Meeting: Monday, April 29, 2013
, 7:00 p.m., Corey Building Auditorium.
Carlisle 2013 Town Election: Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Click here
- Click here for results.
- Click here to download Warrant with recommendations. To learn more about Town Meeting, including information on past meetings, click here.
- Voter registration deadline for 2013 Annual Town Meeting: Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
- Search for hearings and other government meetings on CCTV Video on Demand.
for election results. Read more about voter registration, elections and results of past elections at the Town Clerk's web page
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, address or name on your registration? Visit or call your Town Clerk's office (see below) to register in person or request a mail-in registration form. Click here
for more information on voter registration, or use the Secretary of the Commonwealth's downloadable Massachusetts mail-in registration form
Concord Town Clerk
- at least 20 days before a primary, general or special election
- at least 20 days before an annual town meeting
- at least 10 days before a special town meeting
; 22 Monument Sq., Concord, MA 01742; (978) 318-3080; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (subject to change; call for summer hours)
Carlisle Town Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org; 66 Westford St., Carlisle, MA 01741; (978) 369-6155; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (subject to change)
LWV Voter Registration Drives
If you would like LWVCC to sponsor voter registration at an upcoming event, please contact VoterService@lwvcc.org.
- Next: Wed., June 5, 2013, Concord-Carlisle High School Senior BBQ at Emerson Field.
- Summer 2013: Carlisle's Old Home Day (June 29, 2013) and Concord's Picnic in the Park (July 4, 2013).
- Back-to-School Nights: Each year, LWVCC registers voters at Concord Back-to-School Nights and Carlisle Parents' Nights. The 2012 back-to-school voter registration drive began September 12 and ended October 4.
- National Voter Registration Day, September 25, 2012: LWVCC helped voters register outside Crosby's Market in Concord.
Absentee Ballot Information
for information on absentee ballots. Absentee ballots are typically available about three weeks before an election from the Town Clerk in your town.
Tips for Debate Watchers
LWV of the United States offers the following tips to help you get the most out of watching a debate:
TOP FIVE TIPS FOR DEBATE WATCHERS
- Think Ahead. Before the debate, ask yourself which issues are most important to you, and jot down what you'd like to learn from each of the candidates.
- Are They Answering the Question? Pay attention to how the candidates answer the questions. Are they specific? Sincere? Knowledgeable?
- Keep Track of Topics. Are the candidates being asked about your priority issues? Are the questions fair and pertinent?
- Talk it out! Afterwards, talk about the debate with your friends and family. Did the debate sway your decision? Did you learn something new about the candidates' positions?
- VOTE. It is your best opportunity to make your voice heard and help shape the issues that affect all of us!
For more information on debate-watching, visit http://www.lwv.org
today and enter "debates 101" in the search box.
Voter Rights and Responsibilities
Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a voter:
Voters' Bill of Rights
Voters' Bill of Responsibilities
Contact Your Elected Officials
for contact information for your federal and state elected officials.
to learn more about running for local elective office, the Getting Elected in Carlisle Workshop on January 15, 2013, the LWVCC publication "Getting Elected in Concord" and the Running for Office in Concord Workshop on November 29, 2012.
Concord Candidates' Forum
LWVCC CONCORD CANDIDATES' FORUM
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm
Willard School Auditorium, 185 Powder Mill Rd., Concord
Click here to view video.
Panel 1 - School Committee Candidates:
Lisa Bergen, Johanna Boynton, Cynthia Rainey, Kathi Snook
Panel 2 - Board of Selectmen Candidates:
Alice Kaufman and Carmin Reiss
Download: Press Release
Contact for more information: VoterService@lwvcc.org
Concord Voter Guide
for statements submitted by the candidates running in the 2013 Concord Town Election. The statements also appeared in the LWVCC's Voter Guide in the Concord Journal
on March 14, 2013.