Upcoming Election

2023 Elections

Important Deadlines for the September 26, 2023 Preliminary

  • The deadline to register to vote in the Preliminary Municipal Election is Saturday, September 16. Registration hours at City Hall will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The deadline to request to receive a ballot by mail is Tuesday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Early Voting at City Hall

For the September 26, 2023 Preliminary Municipal Election there will be in person early voting on the first floor of City Hall, 191 Cabot St. during the hours below.

Saturday, September 16 - 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

Monday, September 18 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 - 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22 - 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Please enter through the Cabot St. front door of City Hall. No application ahead of time or appointment necessary.

Polling Locations

Polling hours are 7:00am - 8:00pm on the day of the election at all locations.

Ward 1, Precincts 1 & 2: Ayers-Ryal Side Elementary School, 40 Woodland Avenue

Ward 2, Precincts 1 & 2: Beverly Public Library, Winter Street Entrance

Ward 3, Precincts 1 & 2: McKeown School, 70 Balch Street

Ward 4, Precincts 1 & 2: Cove Elementary School, 20 Eisenhower Avenue

Ward 5, Precincts 1 & 2: North Beverly Elementary School, 48 Putnam Street

Ward 6, Precincts 1 & 2: Centerville Elementary School, 17 Hull Street

Voting Absentee or by Mail

Vote by Mail (Early Voting by Mail) Requests

 A registered voter who would prefer to vote by mail instead of voting at the polls on Election Day can apply for a vote by mail ballot to be mailed. No excuse is needed for voting by mail instead of at the polling location.

Please complete the vote by mail application. Applications may be submitted to the City Clerk's Office in person, by mail, fax, or by e-mail.

Absentee Ballot Requests

 A registered voter who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to: (1) absence from the voter’s city or town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief can apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed.

Please complete the absentee ballot application. Applications may be submitted to the City Clerk's Office in person, by mail, fax, or by e-mail.


  • Five business days before the election at 5:00 p.m.- Last day and hour to apply for ballot to be mailed.
  • Day before the election at 12:00 p.m.- Last hour and day to apply for absentee ballot to be filled out in person at the City Clerk's Office.
  • The ballot must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by close of the polls on Election Day.
    • Please remember to sign the tan envelope before returning the ballot. Once the ballot is sealed inside the signed, tan envelope, it can be returned to the City Clerk's Office by mail in the provided white envelope or to the drop box at City Hall.

For more information on absentee voting and voting by mail, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.

View information on voting for those who are in the military or an overseas US citizen.

Are You Registered?

Voters can check registration status on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.

If you have not registered to vote, you may do so at the Clerk's Office in City Hall or online. A person may only be a registered voter in one location and should register at the address considered to be the primary residence.

The deadline to register to vote in any election is ten (10) days prior to the date of the election.

Have You Moved?

Voters must update their voter registration address every time they move, even within the same city. If you have moved, you can update your registration by filling out a new voter registration form and returning it to the City Clerk's Office or by making the change on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website.

For more information on voting and elections, visit the Massachusetts Elections Division website. If you have questions about Beverly elections or voter eligibility, please call the City Clerk's Office at (978) 605-2324.