Town Clerk


Town Hall - by appointment only - effective December 21, 2020

Due to the increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth and in the Town of Canton, all municipal offices will be moving to a “by appointment only” service model beginning at 8:00 a.m. on December 21, 2020.

This model will remain in effect until such time as the COVID-19 positivity rate reflects a sustained downward trend as it did during the months of June, July and August.  All offices shall be staffed as is currently being done.

Prior to December 21, 2020 notices of the service model change and departmental phone numbers will be posted on each building entry door and a notice and phone list will be added to the Town’s web page.  Each department should add the notice to their own web page.   The Town will also use social media and local newspapers to publicize the service change.

The appointment only service model is intended to limit contacts between visitors and employees; thereby promoting a safer work environment for visitors and employees.



2021 Election & Town Meeting Schedule

DateElection/Town MeetingTime
Tuesday, April 6, 2021*Annual Town Electionpolls open 7 am to 8 pm
Monday, May 22, 2021**Annual Town Meetingbegins at 12:30 pm

*   last day to register to vote is March 17, 2021

** last day to register to vote is April 30, 2021

Elections and Voting



Absentee Ballot Application

Register to Vote Online

Find My Voter Registration Status

Track My Ballot


Attorney General letter (PDF) for articles adopted at 2020 Annual Town Meeting.

Attorney General letter (PDF) for articles adopted at 2020 Special Town Meeting.

Attorney General approval letter (PDF) for articles adopted at the 2019 Annual Town Meeting.


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

Election Results