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Who may register to vote in Tisbury?
Only a person who is:
- A US Citizen, and
- A resident of Tisbury, and
- 18 years old on or before the next election day.
When may I register?
There is no waiting period to be eligible to register to vote. If you move, you may register to vote as soon as you move into your new home.
Are there deadlines for registration?
Yes. In order to vote you must be registered:
- 20 days before all primaries and elections, and/or
- 10 days before a special town meeting.
How do I register to vote?
Online: Online Voter Application System
By Mail: Mail-in registration forms are widely available. To obtain a mail-in registration form please call (508) 696-4215 and a form will be sent to you. Mail the completed form to: Tisbury Town Clerk; P.O. Box 606; Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568.
In Person: Go to any registration location and complete an affidavit of registration.
At the Registry of Motor Vehicles: Keep your motor voter receipt until you receive a confirmation from us. If you do not receive a confirmation notice, please call us at (508) 696-4215.
Where will I vote?
The polling place for Tisbury is the Emergency Services Facility at 215 Spring St., (directly across from the playground at the Tisbury School).
When are town meetings/elections held?
The Annual Town Meeting starts on the third Tuesday of April. The Annual Town Election is held two weeks after the start of the Annual Town Meeting and the polls are open from 12:00 noon to 8:00pm. The date of the annual town meeting and election may be changed by vote of the Board of Selectmen. Special Town Meetings are called by the Board of Selectmen or voter petition.
State Elections occur every other year in even numbered years. The state primary is conducted in September, the election in November, and the polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
Presidential Primaries are held once every four years in March. Hours are the same as for state elections.