Town Clerk

**Notice of Increase in Fees for Vital Records**

 The Town Clerk has announced that, in accordance with MGL Chapter 262, Section 34 and MGL Chapter 40, Section 22F, effective July 1st, 2022, the cost of purchasing certified copies of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates in the Town of Canton will increase to $10 per Certificate.

2023 Election and Town Meeting Schedule

DateElection/Town MeetingTime
Tuesday, April 4, 2023Annual Town Election
polls open 7 am to 8 pm
Monday, May 8, 2023

Annual Town Meeting
begins at 7 pm

Accessible Voting Equipment

Every early voting and polling location will have one accessible voting machine.  The AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal can assist visually impaired voters.   It displays the ballot in high-contrast, magnified text and uses audio cues. The AutoMARK can also read you your ballot before you print it out and submit it.

Watch this AutoMARK Video for more information on the AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal.


Report of Town Clerk to Select Board on Precinct 2 Polling Location Change

NEW PRECINCT MAP (effective December 31, 2021)

Polling locations are as follows:

Precincts 1 and 6          Canton High School, 900 Washington St.

Precincts 2 and 7          Canton Senior Center, 500 Pleasant St.

Precinct 3                       Blue Hills Regional School, 800 Randolph St.

Precincts 4 and 5          John F. Kennedy School, 100 Dedham St.

Elections and Voting

2023 Vote By Mail Application

Register to Vote Online

Find My Voter Registration Status

Find my Polling Location

Track My Ballot

Citizen's Guide to Town Meetings


Public Records Officer

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

Recording Officer

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

Vital Records

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

Voter Registration & Chief Election Official

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