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Town Clerk, Records Access Officer
Assistant Town Clerk, Records Access Officer
Lancaster Town Hall
695 Main Street, Suite 2
Lancaster, MA 01523
978-365-3326 ext. 1013
Monday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday by Appointment

Posted 7/8/16
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93 Old Hickory Rd
695 Main Street, Suite 2
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Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

  • will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling
  • place, and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
You may have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you may vote at your city or town hall by making arrangements with our Office.

To be counted, a completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day to be counted.

If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot for a final state or city election can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.   Please contact our Office if you need further information regarding this process.

Requesting an absentee ballot

To have a ballot mailed to you, you must apply in writing to our Office. Submit your application early to allow sufficient time for the ballot to be mailed to you and be returned by the close of polls on election day.

Although the deadline to apply for absentee ballots is noon the day before the election, we highly recommend submitting the application as soon as possible.

An application form is available at your local election office or you may download one from the following link:

Alternatively you may make application by letter or note which must include your:

  • name,
  • address as registered,
  • ward and precinct (if you know them),
  • address where you wish the absentee ballot sent,
  • in a primary, the party ballot you want, and
  • your signature
Please contact our Office at 978-365-3326 ext 1013 if you need assistance with this process.

Copies of vital records, Registrar of Voters, Town Meeting and Town Election Information, Census/Street Lists, Dog Licenses, Business Certificates, Raffle Permits, Physician Certificates, Annual Fuel Storage Registrations,  Marriage Intentions, Justice of the Peace services

Please Note: No bills are sent out by the Town Clerk's office. If you have a question about a bill, please call the phone number listed on the bill.
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Dog Licenses
All dogs over 6 months old need to be licensed by March 31st every year.  Please send your check and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with additional postage ($0.69) in order for your tag to be mailed to you.  You may also license your dog in person at the Clerk's Office.  Dogs can also be licensed on-line.
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