Voting Options for the April 12, 2022 Town Election

Check the Town Clerk’s website for updates (

Only registered voters can vote: The deadline to vote in this election was March 23, 2022. Check your voter registration status at the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

Vote in Person

Election Day: Tuesday, April 12, 2022; Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Don’t know your precinct? Look it up here. This tool has been updated to include the new precincts.

Precincts A & B:  Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Avenue
Precincts C & D:  Newman Elementary School, 1155 Central Avenue
Precincts E & H:  Needham Golf Club, 49 Green Street
Precincts F & G:  Rosemary Complex, 178 Rosemary Street
Precincts I & J:  Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue

Absentee Voting

The “Early Vote By Mail” that was available for the past several elections is not currently available. The temporary pandemic-era law expired, and the VOTES bill, which would make Early Vote by Mail permanent, is working its way through the legislature.

Absentee Voting is available.

Download an Absentee Ballot application.

Complete the application form. Be sure to sign it.

Submit the signed application to Town Clerk, Theodora Eaton, by email, fax, US mail, or Red Drop Box.

  • By email to (include a readable signed early ballot application form or letter)
  • By fax to 781-449-1246
  • By mail to
    Needham Town Clerk
    Needham Town Hall
    1471 Highland Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
  • By Drop Box in front of Town Hall

Upon receiving the application, the Town Clerk will mail you a ballot.

Please submit your application early to allow time for your ballot to be mailed to you and for you to return your completed ballot so it reaches Town Hall by close of polls to be counted (8 pm April 12).

If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact the Town Clerk by email or phone (781-455-7500).

According to the Town Clerk’s website, the last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot is 12:00 noon on Monday, April 11.

Mail/Drop Off the Ballot

After you receive the Absentee Ballot in the mail, mark the ballot, complete and sign the inner affidavit envelope, and return the completed ballot (sealed inside inner envelope) to the Town Clerk by mail or the Drop Box in front of Town Hall.  Once the completed Absentee Ballot is received, the voter’s process of voting is complete and may not be changed. Note that the Track My Ballot tool that is available for the state elections is not available for local elections.

The Drop Box requires no postage and is the big red box in front of Town Hall, near Highland Avenue.

Completed ballots must be received by the close of polls on election day, April 12. The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.


Should you wish to vote for someone who is not listed on the ballot, you may do so by writing the name and address of the person (substantially as it appears on the voting list) on the line titled “write-in space only” provided for each office on the ballot after the list of candidates. Remember to fill in the oval next to the write-in line.

Three precincts (A, F, and J) do not have candidates for all 24 seats and will be decided by write-in voting. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 781-455-7500 to express interest in becoming a write-in candidate and to learn more about a write-in candidacy.

For more information visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth website.

Please Note

Some of the features that were available for state elections are not available for local elections.

  • The online portal for requesting a ballot is not available for local elections.
  • The Track My Ballot function is also not available for local elections.
  • The return envelope does not have pre-paid postage. Please affix $.70 postage (2 stamps is more than enough) if you are using US mail.

2022 Redistricting of Needham Precincts

Every 10 years, following the federal census, the precincts in Needham are redistricted in order to make the 10 precincts have about the same number of residents. Some Needham residences have been moved to a different precinct. The list of residences that changed is available here, and the Town Clerk informed these households by mail of the change.

No residences in Precincts A, B, C, D, E, or G have changed.

What Does Changing Precincts Mean?

You will have a new polling station, although it may be at the same location.

You will also have different Town Meeting Members representing you. As a result of redistricting, all 240 Town Meeting Member candidates will be on the ballot–24 seats per precinct–so you will have the opportunity to vote for the full set of Town Meeting Members in your new precinct.

Don’t know your precinct? Look it up here. This tool has been updated to include the new precincts.

View the 2022 Needham Precinct Map.

See Full Information on the Needham 2022 Election