Voter Information

State Primary: Tuesday, September 3, 2024
State Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

More information can be found on the Town of Amherst Elections  web page.

2024 Candidates for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Precinct locator and hours by street address for Amherst residents.

From the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Elections Division. Voting locations for all Massachusetts residents.

Amherst College Voter Registration Page (good info for out-of-state student voters). 

Be a poll worker! 

Please contact assistant town clerk Amber Martin to find out how you can work the polls!

From the League of Women Voters Vote 411  for personalized voting information

Search the encyclopedia of American politics at Ballotpedia.

Contains nearly 1,300 terms and phrases used in the administration of elections in the United States, in 20 different languages.

Stan Rosenberg discusses the down-ballot statewide offices: Governor's Council, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State and Attorney General. Co-sponsored by the LWV of Amherst and the Northampton Area LWV on October 20, 2022. Watch here.

What's on the Presidential Primary ballot in March?

Presidential Primary Information from Sec of Commonwealth Website
The 2024 Massachusetts Presidential Primaries will be held on March 5, 2024. In addition to candidates for President of the United States, the ballots will also include the party offices of state committee and ward or town committee.

State Committee (Man and Woman)   Each party’s state committee is allowed to elect one man and one woman from each of the Commonwealth’s 40 state senate districts. Members of the state committee work to:
• Promote the aims of the party
• Work in cooperation with the national party committee and with ward and town committees
• Organize and work for the nomination and election of party candidates 

Ward or Town Committee In Massachusetts, ward and town committees are the building blocks of political parties. In towns, party town committees are elected town-wide. In cities, party committees are elected by voters in each ward. Ward and town committees range in size from 3-35 elected members. Their duties include:
• Representing their party at the local and neighborhood level; and
• Promoting the objectives of the party; and
• Working for the nomination and election of party candidates

View Sample Presidential Ballots  (or WhereDoIVoteMA.com)
How to Vote in the Primary  

Compiled and generously shared by Karen Price, LWV Needham, Feb 12, 2024 

LWVA Voter Services

Voter Service is fundamental to the League's mission. It includes:

–Civic education throughout the year
–Voter registration at school and town events and other public occasions.
–A guide to Running for Elective Office in Amherst
–Candidate forums
–Election guides
–They Represent You,  contact information for state and local officials (below)

LWV Fact Checking 2024 Election News

The LWV Andover/North is pleased to share the link to their recent presentation on tools to use to fact checking election news and advertising. Mary Robb, a social studies teacher at Andover High School, has been teaching a media literacy class for over 20 years. She distilled her semester curriculum into an hour. Members of your League can learn practical tips for how to fact-checking news and images, how to spot your bias and that of reporters, how to misinformation and disinformation, and, in genrral, how to be more informed as we make our own decisions and head to the polls. This non-partisan event was hosted by Andover's Memorial Hall Library and filmed by Andover TV. It is great for adults as well as teens. With four elections coming up this year, please watch and share. It is relevant for anyone voting in Massachusettes and across the country!

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Important Candidate Questions

From League of Women Votes VOTE411

1. What measures do you support to improve and secure elections and voting access in our state?

2. What will you do to support a vibrant economy and increase job opportunities for your constituents?

3. What is your stance on access to abortions?

4. What, if any, steps, should be taken to curb gun violence in our country?

5. What, if any, actions would you take to address the threats facing the United States due to climate change?

6. What steps will you take to create an accessible path to citizenship?

7. What, if anything, should our state do over the long term to ensure quality health care at an affordable cost for all?

8. What policies will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our state?

9. Why are you the best candidate for this position?

9. Why are you the best candidate for this position?

No Time to Fail

Election workers are ground zero for democracy.
Amidst an onslaught of attacks from a sitting President and the deadly threat of a global pandemic, local election administrators work around the clock to secure the vote for their community. Rhode Island’s election teams take center stage in this unprecedented voting adventure. 

Everyone needs to watch this film!

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