2023 Annual Town Election
Where Do I Vote?- Polling Locations
Town of Milton voters now have the option to vote early by mail in ALL elections, with no excuse required, including Town Elections. To request your Vote by Mail ballot, submit a signed application or request. Vote by mail ballot requests must be made in writing and signed. (Click here for more information)
The deadline to request a Vote by Mail Ballot is 5 PM on April 18, 2023. When requesting a vote by mail ballot, please be certain to leave enough time for mailing. Early voting ballots are sent out in the order in which requests are received. We ask that you provide a phone number or email address in case there's a question as we prepare your ballot
|PRECINCT 2||PRECINCT 7|
|PRECINCT 3||PRECINCT 8|
|PRECINCT 4||PRECINCT 9|
|PRECINCT 4A||PRECINCT 10|
Running for Re-election to Town Meeting:
Current Town Meeting Members whose term of office expires in 2023 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: February 28th at 5 PM. To confirm whether your current term expires in 2023, 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 7, 2023 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|
|Trustees of the Cemetery||Vote for One||5 years|
|Trustees of the Cemetery||Vote for One||2 years|
|Housing Authority||Vote for One||5 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.
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 7, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
|Precinct||Number of Seats||Term of Office|
|Vote for Nine||3 Years|
|Precinct 2||Vote for Nine||3 Years|
Vote for Ten
Vote for One
|Precinct(s)4 & 4A||Vote for Nine||3 Years|
|Precinct 5||Vote for Six||3 Years|
Vote for Ten
Vote for One
Vote for One
|Precinct 7||Vote for Nine||3 Years|
Vote for Eleven
Vote for Two
|Precinct 9||Vote for Eleven||3 Years|
|Vote for Seven||3 Years|
Register To Vote Now
To be eligible to vote in the April 25, 2023 Annual Town Election you must register to vote on or before April 14, 2023. Only Milton residents who are registered to vote by April 14 2023 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 5:00 PM on Friday, April 14, 2023.
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 23, 2023.
Campaign Finance Filings & Requirements:
All currently serving Elected Officials must file Year End Campaign Finance Reports by Friday, January 20, 2023
All candidates for Town-wide elected office must file campaign finance forms with the Town Clerk.
2023 Town-Wide Candidates must file campaign finance forms as follows:
Monday, April 17, 2023- eight (8) days before local election
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - thirty (30) days after local election
On or before January 20, 2024 - year end report.
Financial Disclosure Forms
Form CPF M 102-0: Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form (No Financial Activity)
Form CPF M101: STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION CANDIDATE'S COMMITTEE MUNICIPAL FORM
Form CPF M 102: Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form (8-Day, 30-Day, Year End)
Form CPF M 102A: Amendment to Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form
Form CPF M101 BQ: STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION BALLOT QUESTION COMMITTEE MUNICIPAL FORM
Form CPF R 1: Itemization of Reimbursements Office of Campaign and Political Finance
Guides & Instructions for Completing Campaign Finance Forms
Campaign Finance Guide For Municipal Office
Instructions for completing the CPF M 102 Campaign Finance Report Municipal Form
Campaign Finance Disclosure in Municipal Elections
Common Errors Made When Completing Campaign Finance Forms
Public Employee Campaign Finance Guide Office of Campaign and Political Finance
If you need further assistance contact the Office of Campaign and Political Finance