Making Democracy Work


Who is on the ballot in the next election? What questions will be on the ballot? How do I register to vote? ...and more

Upcoming Elections

Tuesday, March 7 Wellesley Town Election

Each year the Town of Wellesley elects residents to open positions on all the townwide boards: Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Board of Public Works, Board of Selectmen, Housing Authority, Library Trustees, Natural Resources Commission, Planning Board, Recreation Commission, School Committee, as well as Town Meeting Moderator.

Results of March 7, 2017 Election For final results of the election please visit the Town Clerk's website

Serving in Wellesley Town Government

Wellesley's Town Government relies heavily on volunteers --- those who are recruited, those who are recommended, and those who offer their own services. The appointment of members to various special committees and boards is the responsibility of the Town Moderator and several elected boards. The LWV Wellesley has helped the town develop a form to help those making appointments identify individuals who are willing to serve. The form can be found here. Besides the committees listed on the form, there are numerous other opportunities and this form will help in making appointments to those as well.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? Do you need an absentee ballot?

To find out how to register to vote, visit the website for the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Though you must be 18 years old in order to vote, you may pre-register to vote once you are 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you may submit a voter registration form to your local election official, who will then place your name on the list of pre-registrants. You will receive a pre-registration notice by mail, confirming receipt of your application. Pre-registration may be done online, by mail, or in person at any voter registration location (see above). Visit the website

Guide to Massachusetts Election Reforms

The state LWV has developed a one-page Massachusetts Election Reforms 2015-16: A Guide for Local Leagues This easy reference outlines the timetable for the reforms enacted as part of the 2014 Election Modernization Law: online voter registration, early voting, and pre-registration of teens, as well as the impact of each on our local leagues.