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Town Meeting & Election Infomation
Contact TypeContact Information
Linda Hathaway, Town Clerk and Chief Election Official
978-897-4514 x 1
Laura Spear, Deputy Moderator
Gary Horowitz, Assistant Moderator
Town Building
380 Great Road
Stow, MA 01775
Town Clerk's Regular Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed daily for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

** See Town Clerk's Page for current Office Hours **

Additional Links:
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2016 Elections and Town Meetings

Presidential Primary - March 1, 2016
Annual Town Meeting - May 2, 2016
Annual Town Election - May 10, 2016
State Primary - September 20, 2016
State Election - November 8, 2016

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2015 Meeting and Electin Results
Annual Town Meeting - May 4, 2015

Warrants were mailed to each household as an insert in the Stow Independent, April 22, 2015.

Annual Town Election - May 12, 2015

Voter Registration Deadline was April 14th for the Annual Election and Town Meeting

Offices to be Elected on the May 12, 2015 Annual Town Election Ballot
Office & Length of Term
The following are candidates on the Stow Annual Town Election Ballot 2015.
Board of Selectmen
Two Seats Open - three year term
Tom Ryan - incumbent
Don Hawkes - incumbent
Board of Assessors
One Seat Open - three year term
Richard Connelly Sr.
Nashoba Regional School District Committee
One Seat Open - three year term
Maureen Busch - incumbent
Mark Jones
Board of Health
One Seat Open - three year term
Marcia Rising - incumbent
Planning Board
One Seat Open - five year term
Margaret Costello
Stow Housing Authority
One Seat Open - five year term
Michael Kopczynski - incumbent
Trustees, Randall Library
Two Seats Open - three year term
1. Ed Grund
2. Robert Katz

One Seat Open - one year term
to fill an unexpired term expiring May 2016

1.  Rick Lent

Absentee Ballot Information and links further down on this page.

Voter Registration:
April 14, 2015 is the Last Day to Register to Vote, Change your Party Enrollment, Update your address (if you have moved recently) for the Annual Town Meeting and Election
Forms are available at Post Office, Library, & Town Clerk’s Office or online.  

Absentee Ballots for the Annual Town Election are available until noon on March 6th for registered voters who are unable to vote at the polls due to: absence from town between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day; a physical disability preventing the voter from going to the polling place; or religious belief.  

A voter must fill out an absentee ballot application prior to receiving an absentee ballot. Please contact your local town clerk to have an absentee ballot application mailed to you, stop by the town clerk’s office to fill out the form or download the form at 

Questions about your voter status?  Who your elected officials are?   what you district you are in?  polling place?  

The Secretary of the Common Wealth of Massachusetts website has a great searchable database.

Simply Enter your Name (as you are registered to vote), Date of Birth, and Zip Code

Information provided includes: Voting Status, Party Enrollment, ID requirements if necessary, Precinct #, Voting Location, Town Clerk information, Your Elected Officials and Your Districts.

Election Location
  • The Polling Location is Center School Gym/Cafe  403 Great Road
  • Use the Main Entrance door  (NOT the Music Wing/Old Gym entrance)
  • Main Parking lot is off of Great Road.
  • Over flow parking is the Center School parking lot off Hartley Road, Town Building, and Town Hall.
  • Polling Hours  7:00am-8:00pm
  • School will NOT be in session.
Expedite Your Visit to the Polls!
  • To view your voter status – go to this link and complete the online form.
  • If you are an Inactive Voter – Call us prior to October 23rd to resolve this.
  • Inactive Voters can still vote BUT they have a longer process & paperwork at the polls.
  • Know your Precinct!  Maps can be viewed on the Town Website.
  • State your address and name clearly to the poll workers
  • If you need assistance getting to the polls – call the Stow Council on Aging to make arrangements  978-897-1880

All of Stow's town meetings are held at the Hale Middle School.
Town meetings commence at 7 p.m.

All of Stow's Elections will be held at Center School.
On Election Day, polls are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Absentee Ballots

You may vote absentee if you...
        - Will not be in Stow between 7am - 8pm on election day;
        - A physical disability prevents the voter from going to the polling place;
        - Or because of a religious belief.

What voter must do:  
(Please read "Important Reminders" for deadlines and more information)

1. Must fill out the Absentee Ballot Application prior to receiving an absentee ballot.
  • Applications are available at the Town Clerk’s office, contact the Town Clerk to have an application mailed to you, or download an application online.
  • Download an absentee ballot application for yourself
  • Download an absentee ballot application for a family member
  • The absentee ballot application must be received by the Board of Registrars of Voters/Town Clerk by noon the day before the Election.
2.  An absentee ballot can be mailed to you OR you may make arrangements to vote in the Town Clerk’s Office once the application is received by the Town Clerk.  If you wish to vote in the Town Clerk's Office; please call ahead



1.  An absentee voter must fall into one of the allowable categories in order to vote absentee.

2. The absentee application mustived by the Registrar of Voters/ Town Clerk  before noon the day before the election.  

3. If the voter wishes to have the absentee ballot mailed to him/her - be sure to submit the application as early as possible and allow at least 3 days to receive the ballot in the mail.

4.  If the voter wishes to vote the Upcoming Elections and absentee ballot at the town clerk's


Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote?     Is the information current?     Are you sure?

Be sure to complete a voter registration card if you:
  • Are new to town and would like to vote in future elections
  • Moved to a new address within town
  • Changed your name
  • Want to change parties or unenroll from a party
Deadline to register to vote for

May  4, 2015 Annual Town Meeting
last day to register to vote is April 14, 2015
May 12, 2015 Annual Town Election
last day to register to vote is April 14, 2015

Voter Registration may be Completed
  • At the Town Clerk’s Office
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed daily for lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Via Mail (mail-in forms are available at the Randall Library, the Stow Post Office, or the Sto w Town Building)

Residents may also register to vote at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Approximately 400 households did not return the January 2015 street list/census mailing and will be moved to the Inactive Voters list per Mass. General Laws.  Chapter 51, sections 4, 37, & 37A.  These voters should either return the voter confirmation card which was sent to them or return the completed census form to the town clerk's office as soon as possible

Call the Town Clerk's Office if you are unsure of your voter status:  
978-897-4514 x1.

Special Town Meeting February 23, 2015

Stow Town Building 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone: (978) 897-4514 Fax: (978) 897-4534
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