Election Information

Annual Town Election Calendar 2022

Event Date  Time
Last Day to Register to Vote in Town Election Wednesday, April 13 8PM
Last Day to Apply for an Absentee Ballot by mail Wednesday, April 27 5PM
Last Day to Apply for In-Person Absentee Ballot Monday, May 2 12PM
ELECTION DAY   Tuesday, May 3 7AM-8PM

Brookline has new precincts as a result of redistricting from the 2020 census. The new precincts went into effect on December 31, 2021, and will be in effect for the May Annual Town Election. You can find your precinct and polling location here.

Election FAQs

Is there mail-in voting or in-person early voting for the May 2022 Annual Town Election?

The State permissions for expanded mail-in voting and early voting during the COVID-19 pandemic have expired. The Town Clerk's office will still be offering traditional mail-in Absentee voting, as well over-the-counter Absentee voting. Concerns about contracting COVID are a legitimate reason the request an Absentee ballot. Click this link for more information on Absentee voting.

What Town-Wide Offices are on the ballot on May 3?

The following Town-Wide offices, for the following terms:

ONE SELECT BOARD MEMBER                                         FOR THREE YEARS

FOUR TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY                    FOR THREE YEARS

ONE TRUSTEE OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY                          FOR ONE YEAR

THREE MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE           FOR THREE YEARS

ONE MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE                  FOR TWO YEARS

FIVE CONSTABLES                                                              FOR THREE YEARS

What Town Meeting seats are on the ballot on May 3?

Brookline underwent a Redistricting/Reprecincting process in 2021, and has a new Precinct map for 2022. State Law dictates that, if a precinct line should change during this process, all Town Meeting seats in that precinct are up for re-election at the subsequent Annual Town Election. This results in the following Town Meeting Seats and terms being on the ballot on May 3:

FIFTEEN TOWN MEETING MEMBERS   

Top 5 finishers are elected for three years, next 5 for two years, and next 5 for one year terms

                In Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 17

FIVE TOWN MEETING MEMBERS                                    FOR THREE YEARS

                In Precinct 16

ONE TOWN MEETING MEMBER                                       FOR TWO YEARS

                In Precinct 16

How do I become a Poll Worker?

Individuals interested in becoming a Poll Worker email townclerk@brooklinema.gov to express their interest. Poll Workers should be available all day on Election Day, and are also expected to attend a training before Election Day. Poll Workers do receive a stipend.

How do I get a list of registered voters?

The voter list is available in digital form from the Town Clerk's office. You can request the voter list by emailing townclerk@brooklinema.gov.