Town Clerk

2024 Election and Town Meeting Schedule


DateElection/Town MeetingTime
Tuesday, March 5, 2024Presidential Primarypolls open 7 am to 8 pm
Tuesday, April 2, 2024Annual Town Electionpolls open 7 am to 8 pm
Monday, May 13, 2024

Tuesday, Sept 3, 2024

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2024
Annual Town Meeting

State Primary

State Election
begins at 7 pm

polls open 7 am to 8 pm

polls open 7 am to 8 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.

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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


2024 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

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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