Elections

March 5th Presidential Primary & March 26th Annual Town Election

General Information:

Please read below for information about voter registration, mail-in voting, and in-person Early Voting for the March 5th Presidential Primary and the March 26th Annual Town Election. Due to the proximity of both elections, we are providing information on both elections in what follows.

For the March 5th Presidential Primary, voters will have three options for casting a ballot. Voters may, based on eligibility under state law, vote in one of the following ways:

1. In-Person on Election Day (March 5th) at a polling location. (See information below)
2. By Mail (See information below)
3. In-Person Early Voting between February 24th and March 1st. (See information below)

For the March 26th Annual Town Election, voters will have two options for casting a ballot. Voters may, based on eligibility under state law, vote in one of the following ways:

1. In-Person on Election Day (March 26th) at a polling location. (See information below)
2. By Mail – (See information below)

Note that there is no in-person Early Voting for this election.

What’s on the Ballot?

In the Presidential Primary, voters will make selections for presidential nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties. Voters will also select Democratic Town Committee members and Republican Town Committee members, as well as Democratic and Republican State Committee members.

In the Annual Town Election, Andover will hold an election for the following offices:

• Town Moderator
• Select Board Members (two seats)
• School Committee Members (two seats)
• Punchard Free School Trustees (two seats)
• Andover Housing Authority

• Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School District Representative

Voter Registration Deadline:

The deadline to register to vote in the March 5th Presidential Primary is Saturday, February 24th, 2024.

The deadline to register to vote in the March 26th Annual Town Election is Saturday, March 16th, 2024.

The Board of Registrars of Voters will hold extended hours on both deadlines from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover for the purpose of registering new voters and for change of party enrollment.

Residents may also register online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. All residents need to apply online is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, subject to the applicable deadline. Additionally, mail-in voter registration forms or change of party forms must be postmarked by the applicable deadline.

Voters can check their voter registration status on the Secretary of State’s web site at www.sec.state.ma.us or by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8230.

In-Person Voting on Election Day:

Election Day for the Presidential Primary is Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Election Day for the Annual Town Election is Tuesday, March 26th, 2024.

Polling hours are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

• Precincts 1 and 3 will vote at the Youth Center on Whittier Court.
• Precincts 4, 4A, 5 and 6 will vote at the Wood Hill Middle School.
• Precincts 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will vote at the Andover High School Richard J. Collins Field House on Shawsheen Road.

Residents can search their precinct by visiting: www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/

Mail-In Voting:

Voters can vote by mail in the March 5th Presidential Primary and the March 26th Annual Town Election. Any registered voter can vote Early by mail without the kind of justification needed for absentee voting.

To vote Early by mail, voters need to (1) request a ballot by submitting an application, (2) receive the ballot from the Town Clerk’s Office, and (3) return the completed ballot to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Mail-in ballot applications are available by CLICKING HERE, and at the Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the Town Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in the secure box located outside the Town Offices along 36 Bartlet Street, or mailed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.

Please note that, if you submitted a mail-in ballot application in 2023, you must submit a new application for elections in 2024.

For the March 5th Presidential Primary, the last day and hour to submit a mail-in Early Voting ballot application is 5:00 PM on February 27th. For the March 26th Annual Town Election, the last day and hour to submit a mail-in Early Voting ballot application is 5:00 PM on March 19th.

After receiving completed applications, the Town Clerk’s Office will mail voters an Early Voting ballot with a pre-paid postage return envelope. Then, voters should return their completed ballots by mailing them to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street or by dropping them into the Town’s secure drop box located at 36 Bartlet Street.

Mail-in Early Voting ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on the applicable Election Day. Voters cannot directly submit their ballots to polling locations on Election Day.

Voters can track their mail-in ballot by CLICKING HERE.

In-Person Early Voting:

For the March 5th Presidential Primary, but not the March 26th Annual Town Election, voters have the option of voting Early in-person at the Town Offices on 36th Bartlet Street. This Early Voting location is for all voters of all precincts.

The in-person Early Voting days and times are as follows:

• Saturday, February 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm
• Sunday, February 25th from 10:00am-2:00pm
• Monday, February 26th from 8:30am-4:30pm
• Tuesday, February 27th from 8:30am-4:30pm
• Wednesday, February 28th from 8:30am-4:30pm
• Thursday, February 29th from 8:30am-4:30pm
• Friday, March 1st from 8:30am-4:30pm

Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email at townclerk@andoverma.us 
or by phone at (978) 623-8230.