Town of Shutesbury Registered voters: 1497 Ballots cast: 1277 Percentage: 85.3

Clinton / Kaine: 976 Rosenberg: 1109

Johnson / Weld: 38 Peltier: 116

Stein / Baraka: 83 Blank: 51

Trump / Pence: 142

Blanks: 17

Q #1 Yes: 239 No: 994 Blank: 94

Q #2 Yes: 290 No: 957 Blank: 30

Q #3 Yes: 865 No: 376 Blank: 36

Q #4 Yes: 924 No: 309 Blank: 44


MAY 7, 2016 Town Election Results

Voter Registration

Voter Registration is now closed for the November 8th election.  Registered voters now have three ways to cast their ballot. 

The Secretary of the Commonwealth has developed an excellent tool for learning about your voter registration status, who your representatives are, links to their websites showing how to contact them, and other elections related information at the following address. If you have a zip code other than 01072 and your zip code doesn't work for your name, try putting in 01072.


Absentee Ballots

You may vote absentee due to absence from town during normal polling hours, physical disability or religious belief. You can download an application from the Sec. of State website:www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee_ballot.pdf Applications are at the Town Clerk's office, available on request, or can be made by written request stating residence, where to mail the ballot and your signature.  You can also stop in during Town Clerk hours to fill out the application and vote in person. 

Early Voting

For the first time, Massachusetts will have Early Voting (EV) for the Nov. 8th election. EV is a lot like Absentee Voting, without a specific excuse. EV allows voters to come in from Monday, October 24 - Friday, November 4 to vote in the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours: Mon. 3:30 - 6, Tues. - Fri. 8:30 - 10:30 and also Thursday Evenings 6 - 8. Unfortunately the ballots do not go in the ballot box until 11/8 so there is no,"Ding!"  

You can fill out an EV application to have your ballot sent to your home so you can mail in your vote.  Allow at least two weeks for the mail to get through.  For more information about Early Voting, you can click here

At the Polls

The third opportunity to vote is at the polls on election day, Tuesday, November 8.  All voting in Shutesbury is downstairs at the Town Hall from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.  This is a community event, with a PTO bake sale, Friends of the Historical Commission selling some items, and a chance to see your neighbors.  It helps to "Know before you Go" - a link to the ballot is listed below.  There will be red information booklets to read in the hallway.  You may mark one ahead and bring it in the booth to help you.  Remember your reading glasses! 

To see a copy of the ballot for Shutesbury, click here: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/BallotOut.aspx?btcode=ST&ctcode=272&wno=0&prno=1

General Information about Voting

Register to vote:  Call Town Clerk (413) 259-1204 to have a mail-in voter registration form sent, stop in Town Clerk’s Office to register in person, or register at the Registry of Motor Vehicles when you renew your driver’s license.  Massachusetts also has On-Line Voter Registration.  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr

No need to wait for an election — do it anytime!