Annual Town Meetings and Elections


The Annual Town Election

Tuesday May 18, 2021.
Voting is open from 7 a.m-8 p.m. 
Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School

 Sample election ballot is posted here
Town Election Warrant

Absentee voting is available.
Click here for a Vote by Mail application.

Seats up for election are: 
1 Moderator – 1 year term
2 Housing Authority – 4 year term & 5 year term
2 Library Trustee –  3 year term & 2 year term 
2 Planning Board – both 3 year terms
1 School Committee – 3 year term
1 Board of Selectmen – 3 year term

Annual Town Meeting

Monday, June 21, 2021

6:30 PM
(Rain Date: June 23, 2021)

Manchester Essex Regional High School Athletic Field

Annual Town Meeting Warrant


Office: 978-526-2040 | Email:

Volunteer at future elections:
2021 Election Recruitment Application 

The Annual Town Meeting takes place on the first Monday in April at 7:00 PM. One must be a registered voter in the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea to vote at Town Meeting. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Town Meeting for a timely check in. 

State and local elections take place at Manchester Essex Regional High School, 36 Lincoln Street. You must be a registered voter in the Town of Manchester-by-the- Sea to vote.  The annual local election takes place on the third Tuesday in May. Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

View the link "Election and Town Meeting Results" for Town Meeting and Election warrants, minutes and supporting documentation. View the Town Moderator's page for information about Town Meeting process, procedure and pertinent Town Meeting guides.