TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Annual Town Election has been postponed by a vote of the Board of Selectmen to a date no later than June 30, 2020. The new date will be discussed further by the Board and you will be updated.

Due to the current health crisis, the State of Massachusetts has amended the laws and are allowing EARLY VOTING for the upcoming municipal election by Mail Only.  All registered voters in the Town of Swansea may request an Early Ballot to avoid voting in person at the polls on Election Day.  Any person who requested an Absentee Ballot can still return that ballot without any penalty as that application was being allowed due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Moving forward, the State now recommends that you use the Early Ballot application.  Per State Law, the deadline to request an early ballot is noon on the day before the election, and the voted ballot MUST be received by our office before the close of the polls (8:00 pm) on Election Day.  As a note, until the new date for Annual Town Election is set, voter registration is still open up until 10 days prior to the new date.  The new deadline for registration will be posted once a new Election date is set.

To obtain an Early Ballot application:
1.  You can contact the office at 508-678-9389 ext. 2 to request an application be mailed to you.
2.  You can open the attachment below, print out the application, complete it and (a) mail it to the Swansea Town Clerk, 81 Main Street, Swansea, MA 02777 or (b) fax it to 508-324-6700 or (c)
     scan and email it to dpelland@town.swansea.ma.us
3.  If you prefer, you can provide a handwritten note that includes (a) your name and Swansea address, (b) the address to which you want your ballot mailed to, (c) remember, YOU MUST SIGN YOUR REQUEST.
In anticipation of a large response to Early Voting applications, please submit your requests as soon as possible, allowing our office time to process them in a timely fashion.

Sample - Official Annual Town Election Ballot

2020 Municipal Election Early Ballot Application

Absentee Ballot Application

Mail-In Voter Registration Form

STATE OFFICE CANDIDATE NOMINATION PAPERS - Please call ahead to drop off in person at 508-678-9389 ext. #2 or you can mail them in as well.  Please be sure to provide contact information for the return of papers. 

If anyone has questions, please feel free to call 508-678-9389 ext. #2, our office is operating at this time, but we are closed to the public.

Stay Safe!  Diane Pelland, Swansea Town Clerk



 

A MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

The Town Clerk’s Office strives to serve Swansea residents in an efficient and friendly manner. The Town Clerk’s Office handles Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates; Business Certificates; Dog Licenses; Shellfish Licenses; Marriage Licenses; Voter Registration; Solicitation Permits.  Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board applications are filed at the Town Clerk's Office. The Town Clerk's Office is also responsible for the posting of all Board, Committee and Commission Meetings and the keeping of Meeting Minutes.  The Town Clerk's Office also oversees Town, State and Federal Elections; Annual and Special Town Meetings; the preservation and archiving of historic documents.   The Town Clerk's Office also handles the sale of cemetery lots and internments.  Any resident who has questions is welcomed to contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-678-9389 Ext. 2

 

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Diane Pelland Town Clerk
Stacey Moniz Assistant Town Clerk
Celine Brown Senior Clerk