Voting in the April 9, 2024 Needham Election

Election Day In Person

Election Day: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
The polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm

Poll Locations

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

Don’t know your precinct?  Find out at WhereDoIVoteMA.com.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be returned the Needham Town Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, April 9

Click the posts below for more about the 2024 Needham Election.

Needham Election Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Needham Voters information can be found on the Town Clerk’s webpages at NeedhamMA.gov.
This election includes Vote by Mail, Absentee Voting, Early In-person Voting, and Election Day Voting

Voter Registration Deadline for this election: Friday, March 29, 2024
Special Voter Registration Session at Town Hall: Friday, March 29, 9am-5pm

Last Day to Apply by mail for Absentee or Vote by Mail Ballot: Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 5pm

Last Day to Apply in person for Absentee Ballot: Monday, April 8, 2023, 12pm (noon)

Early Voting In Person: March 30 – April 5 at Needham Town Hall
Saturday, March 30: 10am-2pm
Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5: 10am-2pm
Tuesday evening, April 2: 7-9pm

Election Day (April 9) Polling Hours: 7am–8pm
Find out your precinct and polling locations at WhereDoIVoteMA.com.

Early Voting In Person

Early Voting in Person for the April 9, 2024, election will be held at Needham Town Hall.
Specific dates and times for Needham are listed below.

Saturday, March 30: 10am-2pm
Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5: 10am-2pm
Tuesday evening, April 2: 7-9pm

Voter Registration

The deadline to register to vote in this election is Friday, March 29.

Am I registered?

Check your voter status at this link.

How do I register to vote?

The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website has complete information. There are online, mail-in, and in-person options for registering.

Vote by Mail

Massachusetts voters have the option to vote early by mail in all elections, with no excuse required. To request your Vote by Mail ballot, submit a signed application to your local election office.

In addition to no-excuse early voting by mail, Massachusetts has absentee voting for those who qualify. While early Vote by Mail ballots are more common, there are special circumstances where you need to apply for an absentee ballot instead. See absentee ballot information below.

  1. Complete (be sure to sign) a Vote by Mail Application or apply online (and skip step 2)
  2. Deliver your application to the Needham Town Clerk
  3. Vote after your ballot arrives
  4. Return your ballot

Applying for your Vote by Mail Ballot

Vote by Mail applications can be downloaded and printed.

Any written request with your signature is an acceptable application. You can simply write a signed letter to the Needham Town Clerk to apply for your ballot.

Applications can be submitted by mail, email, or fax. If you’re emailing your application, you need to sign it in a way that can be compared to your hand-written signature. Electronic signatures, scanned applications, and photos of applications are acceptable. Typed signatures cannot be accepted.

You can also apply for the ballot online through the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

Application Deadlines

Any mail-in ballot must be requested in writing by 5pm, Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Your application can only be accepted if it has reached the Needham Town Clerk by the deadline.

Apply as early as possible, especially if your ballot will need to be mailed out of town. The U.S. Postal Service recommends allowing up to 7 days for mail delivery. To ensure you receive your ballot with enough time to mail it back, you should apply 2-3 weeks before Election Day.

*Ways to submit a Vote by Mail Application to the Needham Town Clerk:

  • Mail to Town Clerk’s Office, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
  • Place in the secure Drop Box in front of Town Hall
  • Fax to 781-449-1246
  • Email to votingapplications@needhamma.gov

Ballots need to be returned the Needham Town Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, April 9.

Apply early, in order to have enough time to return your ballot.

For questions on any aspect of voting in Needham, contact the Needham Town Clerk:
Theodora K. Eaton, MMC
1471 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492
Phone: (781) 455-7500
Email: Teaton@needhamma.gov
Website: www.needhamma.gov/townclerk

Track My Mail-In Ballot

The online tracking program is not available for local elections.

Absentee Ballots

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must:

  • Be away from your city/town on Election Day; or
  • Have a disability that keeps you from voting at your polling place; or
  • Have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election Day

Absentee voters use the same ballots as early voters and have the same deadlines for returning their ballots. Most voters who qualify for an absentee ballot can choose instead to apply for an early Vote by Mail ballot. There are some times that an absentee ballot application is needed. You should fill out an absentee ballot application if:

  • You are a U.S. citizen residing overseas; or
  • You are on active military duty; or
  • You are currently incarcerated for a reason other than a felony conviction; or
  • You are requesting an emergency absentee ballot due to hospitalization.

Deadline to Apply In Person for Absentee Ballot

Last day to apply in person at Needham Town Hall for an Absentee Ballot is Monday, April 8, at 12 pm (noon).

Emergency Absentee Ballots

If you have been admitted to a healthcare facility within 1 week of the election, you may use the absentee ballot application to designate someone of your choice to deliver a ballot to you. The person you designate to deliver your ballot will need to bring the signed application to your local election office, pick up your absentee ballot, bring it to you, and return it for you by the close of polls on Election Day. Emergency ballots may be requested up until the close of polls.

Military & Overseas Voters

If you are a U.S citizen residing out of the country or on active military duty, you may use the Federal Post Card Application or the Massachusetts Absentee Ballot Application to request your ballot. More information is available on our page for Voting for Military & Overseas Citizens.

Download an Application

Official Vote by Mail Application

Official Absentee Ballot Application

Source for this page:

http://www.needhamma.gov/5315/2024-Annual-Town-ElectionTown-MeetingCal; Needham Select Board Packet Mar 12, 2024; www.needhamma.gov/townclerk.