Carol Falvey
Hingham Town Clerk
Photo by
Maryellen Jones Photography

Elections Matter.

Recent events remind us that they are the most important cornerstone of our democracy.

As a lifelong resident and Town Meeting participant, I understand Hingham’s respect for the democratic process.

I am therefore pleased to announce my candidacy for Hingham Town Clerk.

The Town Clerk's Office is the Hub of the Town

Registering to Vote in MA

In order to register or pre-register* to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Be at least 16 years old; and
  • Not be incarcerated for a felony conviction

How Can I Register?

Online. This method works the best in these COVID times if you already have a signature on file in Massachusetts with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, MassHealth or the Health Connector. Use the link here to start the process, which only takes about 5 minutes.

By Mail. If you don’t have a signature on file with the Commonwealth, you can download and complete the form found here and mail it to the Hingham Town Clerk at 210 Central St, Hingham, MA 02043. You can also drop it off in the Town Hall Drop Box in front of Town Hall.

In-Person. While this option is usually available, the Town Clerk’s office is currently closed to the public because of COVID-19. If registering online or by mail doesn’t work for you, please contact the Town Clerk at (781) 741-1410 or at to ask for help.

When Do I Have to Register?

The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days before the date of the election or meeting. If you are a new citizen naturalized after the registration deadline, those dates may be extended. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if this is your situation and you have questions!

Stay tuned—we will update you on these deadlines for Hingham voters once the town meeting and election dates have been finalized.

* What is Pre-Registering to Vote?

A person who is at least 16 years old and meets the other registration requirements can submit a voter registration form and be put on a pre-registration list. The pre- registration automatically converts to a valid voter registration on the person’s 18th birthday. Also, some new drivers have the option to register to vote when applying for a MA license.