Town Clerk

Absentee ballots for the May 28, 2019 Special Town Election are available in the Town Clerk's Office.  The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is noon on Friday, May 24th.

In order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot, a voter must be prevented from voting at their polling place on Election Day, due to:

  • Absence from the voter's town on Election Day; or
  • Physical disability; or
  • Religious belief. 

Town Hall is handicapped accessible and there is an ADA-compliant ballot marking device available in the Town Clerk's Office which provides autonomy to voters who may have a disability or condition that makes it difficult to traditionally mark a ballot. 

EARLY VOTING is NOT available for the Special Town Election.  In Massachusetts, early voting is available for biennial State Elections only.


Public Records Officer

  • Administers and records all oaths of office
  • Posts meetings of all governmental bodies
  • Provides access to public records
  • Maintains General By-Laws
  • Responsible for submission of new by-laws to the Office of the Attorney General for approval

Recording Officer

  • Records and certifies all official action of the town, including Town Meeting legislation and appropriations, Planning and Zoning Board decisions
  • Certifies notes for borrowing
  • Records state tax liens and child support enforcement liens
  • Records all pole locations approved by the Board of Selectmen

Vital Records

  • Registers all vital events (birth, death and marriages) occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to Canton residents
  • Provides certified copies of vital records and assists with genealogical research

Voter registration & Chief Election Official

  • Conducts all town, state and federal elections and certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions
  • Assists voters interested in running for public office
  • Supervises voter registration and absentee balloting
  • Conducts annual census, annual street lists and assists the Jury Commissioner with the preparation with the Jury List

Election Results

Forms and Applications