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Town Meeting & Election Infomation
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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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Presidential Election
Tuesday, November  8, 2016
Center School
403 Great Road
voter registration deadline: October 19th
Absentee ballots are available now at the Town Clerk's office.
Voters may vote the absentee ballot at Town Building or it may be mailed to the voter.
It may not be carried home.
Click the links above for more information about Absentee Ballots and Voter Registration

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Voter Registration :   

 Forms are also  available at Post Office, Library, & any Town Clerk’s Office.

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
Voter Registration may be Completed
  • Online
  • At the Town Clerk’s Office, Best to Call Before Coming 978-897-5034  Usual Office Hours are Monday - Friday Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (Closed daily for lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.) but sometimes it is only staffed part-time.
  • 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.

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.

Town Meeting Location
All of Stow's town meetings are held at the Hale Middle School, 55 Hartley Road.
Town meetings commence at 7:00 p.m.

Election Location
  • The Polling Location is Center School 403 Great Road
  • 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
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 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 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


Early Voting

Early voting is only available for Federal Elections (November 8, 2016 will be the first election to have early voting in Massachusetts)

Information for the November 8th Presidential Election

DATES:  October 24th   -   November 4th

LOCATION: Stow Town Building, 380 Great Road

weekday hours       
Mon – Fri       8am-4pm 
Tues, Oct 25th  8am-7pm

extended weekend hours:  
Saturday, October 29th  8am – 12pm

Voting in Person Process: Voters will check in, fill out a ballot envelope, vote & seal their ballot in the envelope, place envelope in ballot box.  Ballots will be cast at the polls on November 8th just as if the voter was there in person.
Vote Early by Mail Process:  Voter will fill out an Early Voting Application, a ballot will be mailed to the voter, and voter will return their completed ballot in a special early voting envelope to the Town Clerk.  Ballots will be cast at the polls on November 8th just as if the voter was there in person.    Click Link to  TRACK YOUR MAILED BALLOT

* Voting Early In Person OR By Mail is ONLY available Oct 24-Nov4th.  Ballots that are mailed to voters by the Nov 4th  deadline MUST be received at the Town Clerk’s office no later than 8PM on Nov 8th. *


Call the Town Clerk's Office if you are unsure of your voter status:  

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