Town Election

The Annual Town Election (ATE)

The Annual Town Election for 2023 has not been set.   

Getting on the Ballot

Persons who wish to be a candidate for a Carlisle Town Office get on the ballot by nomination at the Annual Town Caucus or by collecting signatures on nomination papers. Such person must be a resident and registered voter of Carlisle (MGL Ch 53 §9). 

Nomination by the Caucus

The Caucus is a meeting at which candidates for Town Offices are nominated. A minimum of 25 Town of Carlisle registered voters must be present to hold the Caucus. This group of registered voters is also referred to as the Caucus.

At the Caucus, nominations by Town of Carlisle registered voters are taken from the floor. Two candidates for each open seat may be nominated at the Caucus. If there are more than two nominees for any seat, the Caucus must vote and select the two nominees by a hand vote. The two receiving the most votes will become the Caucus nominees.

The Annual Caucus has not been set.

Nomination by Signature

Persons who wish to be a candidate for Town Office who were not nominated at the Town Caucus can obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk. Candidates must obtain the ink signatures of 25 Town of Carlisle registered voters. Electronic signatures or stamps are not valid signatures. We advise candidates to obtain additional signatures in case any signatures are not able to be certified by the Registrars. 

For questions about the Election, Caucus, or getting on the ballot, contact the Town Clerk by phone at 978-369-6155 or email townclerk@carlislema.gov 

Past Election Results can be viewed here