Early Vote by Mail or In-person Voting - Not Allowed for local election
Because the state legislature did not pass an extension to the temporary state laws that allowed no-excuse voting by mail in 2020 and 2021, absentee ballots are currently the only option to vote by mail. You can find more information on who qualifies for an absentee ballot here.
|PRECINCT 2||PRECINCT 7|
|PRECINCT 3||PRECINCT 8|
|PRECINCT 4||PRECINCT 9|
|PRECINCT 4A||PRECINCT 10|
What’s Different About 2022
Representative Town Meeting: The population data from the 2020 Federal Census required Milton to change some of our voting precinct boundaries to more evenly distribute the residents and the Town Meeting Members who represent them. Changes of precinct boundaries requires that all seats for Town Meeting in a re-constituted precinct be considered open and must be filled by election.
The boundaries of Milton's Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7 and 10 have been changed and therefore all seats are open and must be filled by election. The top third candidates who receive the most votes will win three-year terms, the next third will win two-year terms and the last third will be one-year terms. The current Town Meeting Members whose precincts will change will be notified separately.
The boundaries of Milton's Precincts 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9, are unchanged by the Reprecincting efforts described above, and will therefore elect the customary Town Meeting Members, each for a three-year term.
The boundaries of Milton's Precinct 4 has remained unchanged, however, Precinct 4 will be divided into two sub-precincts(4A & 4 ) as result of the Legislative Redistricting. Town Meeting representation will continue to represent the entire precinct.
Running for Re-election to Town Meeting:
Precincts 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9 current Town Meeting Members whose term of office expires in 2022 as well as all of the Town Meeting Members currently serving in Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7 and 10 will be mailed a letter asking if the person will seek re-election. Deadline for return of the signed response card to the Town Clerk is absolute: March 1st at 5 PM. To confirm whether your current term expires in 2022, please check the Town Clerk’s “Town Meeting Members” web page:
Running for Election for Town Wide Office
Candidates running for Town-wide office must obtain nomination papers. All candidates must obtain signatures of at least 50 registered voters of the Town. The Town Clerk must certify these signatures so we always suggest obtaining about 20% more just to be safe. Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk absolute by March 8, 2022 by 5:00 PM.
Number of Seats
Term of Office
|Select Board||Vote for Two||3 years|
|Town Treasurer||Vote for One||1 year|
|Board of Assessors||Vote for One||3 years|
|School Committee||Vote for Two||3 years|
|Park Commissioner||Vote for One||3 years|
|Board of Health||Vote for One|
|Trustees of the Public Library||Vote for Three||3 years|
|Constable||Vote for Four||3 years|
|Trustees of the Cemetery||Vote for One||5 years|
|Town Moderator||Vote for One||3 years|
|Planning Board||Vote for Two||3 years|
Running for Election for Town Meeting
What is Town Meeting ? When Does it Take Place?
Town Meeting acts as the legislative body of the Town and consists of 279 members elected from precincts plus about 10 Ex-officio members. Town Meeting makes all of the decisions about the Town’s budgets, local Bylaws (both General and Zoning) and other matters.
Milton’s form of government is a Representative Town Meeting, which means that only elected Town Meeting Members can debate and vote at Town Meeting.
Annual Town Meeting takes place on the first Monday in May, and typically lasts between four to six evenings, (customarily Monday, Tuesday & Thursday). A Special Town Meeting is held on the last Monday in October, if called by the Select Board. In 2021 all of our Town Meetings were held by remote access and we await what 2022 will bring.
As mentioned under the heading Running for Re-election to Town Meeting, Precincts 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9 current Town Meeting Members whose term of office expires in 2022 as well as all of the Town Meeting Members currently serving in Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7 and 10 must return the signed response card to the Town Clerk on or before March 1st at 5 PM. Missing the return deadline means the member will have to collect signatures on nomination papers. To confirm when your current term expires, please check the Town Clerk’s “Town Meeting Members” web page:
To be considered a new candidate for Town Meeting, you must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter of the Town of Milton. You must obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk's Office. All candidates must obtain signatures of at least 10 registered voters of your precinct. Please be sure the signatures are legible. The Town Clerk must certify these signatures so we always suggest obtaining about 20% more just to be safe. Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk absolute by March 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM.
Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7 and 10 have boundaries that have been changed and therefore all seats are open and must be filled by election. The top third candidates who receive the most votes will win three-year terms, the next third will win two-year terms and the last third will be one-year terms.
|PRECINCT||NUMBER OF SEATS||TERM|
|1||Vote for Nine||3 years|
|2||Vote for Ten|
|2||Vote for One||1 year to fill vacancy|
|Vote for Thirty||1, 2, 3 years|
|4||Vote for Eleven||3 years|
|4||Vote for One||2 years to fill vacancy|
|5||Vote for Twenty-five||1, 2, 3 years|
|6||Vote for Thirty||1, 2, 3 years|
|7||Vote for Twenty-eight||1, 2, 3 years|
|8||Vote for Ten||3 years|
|8||Vote for One||2 years to fill vacancy|
|9||Vote for Ten||3 years|
|10||Vote for Twenty||1, 2, 3 years|
Register To Vote Now
To be eligible to vote in the April 26, 2022 Annual Town Election you must register to vote on or before April 6, 2022. Only Milton residents who are registered to vote by April 6, 2022 will be eligible to vote in this year’s Annual Town Election. Once you are registered to vote and remain at the same address, there is no need to register again. For the convenience of our residents, the Office of the Town Clerk will be staffed until 8:00 PM on April 6, 2022.
To register to vote, change your voting address, or party affiliation select here.
Getting Your Name on The Ballot:
Running for election is simple. Nomination papers are available in the Office of the Town Clerk. Have your neighbors and friends who are registered voters clearly sign your papers. Submit completed nomination papers to the Town Clerk by the deadline.
To Be Nominated for Town-wide Office
Signatures of at least 50 registered voters of the Town are required on the nomination papers. The Town Clerk must certify these signatures so we always suggest obtaining about 20% more just to be safe.
To Be Nominated for Town Meeting
Signatures of at least 10 registered voters of your precinct are required on the nomination papers. The Town Clerk must certify these signatures so we always suggest obtaining about 50% more just to be safe. Some current Town Meeting Members will be seeking re-election but all seats are available in each precinct.
Withdrawing Your Name From the Ballot
If you have taken out nomination papers and the signatures have been certified, but you change your mind, you may remove your name from the ballot by notifying the Town Clerk in writing by March 24, 2022.
Campaign Finance Filings & Requirements:
All currently serving Elected Officials must file Year End Campaign Finance Reports by Tuesday, January 19, 2022
All candidates for Town-wide elected office must file campaign finance forms with the Town Clerk.
2022 Town-Wide Candidates must file campaign finance forms as follows:
Monday, April 18, 2022- eight (8) days before local election
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - thirty (30) days after local election
On or before January 20, 2023 - year end report.
Financial Disclosure Forms
Form CPF M 102-0: Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form (No Financial Activity)
Form CPF M 102: Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form (8-Day, 30-Day, Year End)
Guides & Instructions for Completing Campaign Finance Forms
If you need further assistance contact the Office of Campaign and Political Finance