The Town of Somerset Board of Registrars hereby report that residents eligible to vote in Elections and at Town Meetings in the year 2018 as of December 31, was 13,377. In the year 2018, there were three elections, the Annual Town Election, the State Primary Election and the State Election. The Annual Town Election was held on April 9 with 1,493 ballots cast reflecting an 11% turnout. The State Primary Election was held on September 4, with 1,657 ballots cast reflecting a 12.5% turnout. The State Election was held on November 6, with 7,558 ballots cast reflecting a 56.6% turnout. All Elections were held at the Somerset Berkley Regional High School Student Dining Hall. We would like to thank the Somerset Berkley Regional School Department for their cooperation and allowing us to utilize the Student Dining Hall for all Elections.
Following the Annual Town Census taken during the month of January, the Town’s population was 17,275. Voter registration sessions were held as required by Massachusetts General Laws prior to Elections and Town Meetings at the Office of the Town Clerk. In addition to the elections, the Board of Registrars certified nomination papers and signatures on petitions as required by law.
The following Town Meetings were held during the year 2018:
Annual Town Meeting - May 21
Special Town Meetings – March 19, May 21, and December 4
As required by MGL, all election results and actions taken at Annual and Special Town Meetings were permanently recorded in the Office of the Town Clerk.
The Board would like to remind residents that election information including results, campaign finance reporting, and upcoming elections is available on the Town’s website. The Board of Registrars works in conjunction with the Office of the Town Clerk to comply with Massachusetts General Laws related to elections and voter registrations.