2020 presidential primary and special municipal election INFORMATION

LINK  to Voting Results 

The Presidential Primary and the Special Municipal elections will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Absentee ballots are available for voters who qualify.  Eligibility for absentee voting as follows:

  • A Northampton registered voter who will be absent from the city;
  • A disability that prevents the voter from going to the polls;
  • A religious belief preventing the voter from going to the polls on election day.

The last day to register to vote prior to this election is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 8pm .  The City Clerk’s Office will be open until 8pm.  You can register to vote on line at the Sec. of the Commonwealth’s website up until 12 midnight on 2/12.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

Two Ballots on Election Day

Qualified voters can vote in both the Presidential Primary and the Special Municipal Election on March 3rd.  Make sure to cast two ballots at the polls.

Click HERE to view the Special Municipal Election SPECIMEN BALLOT

  1. Specimen Ballots
  2. Democrat
  3. Republican
  4. Green Rainbow
  5. Libertarian

Specimen Ballots are available for viewing. Simply click on the tab representing the party’s ballots you’d like to view, then click on the ward in which you will be voting.

Information about absentee votin

 Are you a Service member or family member or Northampton Registered Voter living overseas?  Click HERE for information on Voting.   You will be redirected to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. 

Click here for Absentee Voting Information if you will be out of the city on Election Day.

Early Voting for both the Presidential Primary and the Special Municipal Election Begins February 24  through February 28 

Location:  City Hall, 210 Main Street, Northampton

 Monday Feb. 24 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday Feb. 25, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 27, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 28, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Applications are available by in the City Clerk’s Office or you may download an application from the City Clerk website @ HERE.

There are open positions for Wardens, Clerks and Inspectors. Training is provided. 

Other Information:  You must be a registered voter in Massachusetts in order to be a poll worker.  Poll worker assignments are at the discretion of the precinct warden.  Election workers cannot vote absentee solely due to the fact that they are working in Northampton on Election Day.  Part-time workers may vote while they are off duty; full time workers should arrange to vote during lunch break or during a slow time of day as approved by the Warden.


The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office offers this Find My Election Location site to enter your information and find your polling location. To contact the Northampton Registrar of Voters please call 413-587-1290 or 413-587-1291.

  • Ward 1 precincts A and B: Jackson Street School Gymnasium, 120 Jackson Street
  • Ward 2 precincts A and B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
  • Ward 3 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
  • Ward 4 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
  • Ward 5 precinct A: Florence Civic and Business Building, 90 Park Street
  • Ward 5 precinct B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
  • Ward 6 precincts A and B: Robert K. Finn Ryan Road School, 498 Ryan Road, Florence
  • Ward 7 precinct A: John F. Kennedy Middle School Community Room, 100 Bridge Road, Florence
  • Ward 7 precinct B: Leeds School gymnasium, 20 Florence Street, Leeds

The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On May 3, 2018 the City Council authorized the discontinuance of the Optic Eagle II Optical Scanner and Tabulator and further authorized the use of the ImageCast Precinct Optical Scanner and Tabulator beginning with the September 4, 2018 State Primary Election.

For Northampton Voters this will require a new way to mark the ballot.  Instructions on how to mark the ballot will be posted at every voting location.