Election & Voter Information

The polls are open in Shrewsbury from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all elections.

If you will not be able to vote on election day and wish to do so, you must apply for an absentee ballot before noon the day before the election.

In a primary election, a voter who is registered in a political party is restricted to the ballot for the party in which the voter is registered. The "unenrolled" voter (independent) may choose a ballot for any party participating in the primary election without changing the voter's "unenrolled" status.

If you are disabled and need assistance, you may have someone accompany you who can provide the needed assistance. Assistance may also be requested from election workers.

Prohibited Activities

State law prohibits the display of political paraphernalia within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling location. Signs, stickers, and lapel buttons are not permitted within this restricted zone. State regulations also prohibit political solicitation within the restricted zone.

Voter Registration

Residents of Massachusetts may register to vote in the town clerk's office during regular business hours. Registration is also available at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and certain other state agencies. To register to vote an individual must be a United States Citizen who will be 18 years old by the date of the next election. Registration closes 20 days prior to each election. Voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the deadline date. Mail-In Voter Registration form(PDF).

Voters can now check their registration status through the state's voter registration status website. This tool is designed to provide up-to-date information on voter registration status and information for voters so they can register to vote.
 Voters can now register online.  Online Voter Registration.

Absentee Ballot

Voters may request to vote in person at the town clerk's office prior to election day or request a ballot be mailed to the address designated by the voter on the application.

Absentee Voting Rules

  • The deadline to apply for a ballot is noon the day before election but please allow time for the ballot to be mailed if not voting in person.
  • Ballots cannot be hand carried from the town clerk's office.
  • Voted ballots may be returned by mail or may be hand delivered to town clerk by the voter or a family member.
  • Absentee ballots must be received in the town clerk's office by the close of polls on election day.
  • Absentee Voter Application
Please call the Town Clerk's Office if you have any questions.

Polling Locations

View a printable map of the precincts and a street listing (PDF), or find your voting area in the following list:
  • Precinct 1 and 2: Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building
    100 Maple Avenue
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Precinct 3: Calvin Coolidge School
    1 Florence Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Precinct 4: Scandinavian Athletic Club
    438 Lake Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Precincts 5 and 10: Sewer/Water Department Garage
    209 South Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Precinct 6: Shrewsbury Senior Center
    98 Maple Avenue
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Precincts 7 and 8: Spring Street School
    123 Spring Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Precinct 9: Fire Station Number 3
    20 Cen Tech Boulevard
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545