IMPORTANT NOTICE TO REGISTERED VOTERS: CHANGES TO VOTING PRECINCTS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2021
Pursuant to MGL Ch. 54 §6, the Town of Amherst has changed its voting precincts as a result of population changes from the 2020 Federal Census. For all voters, your precinct number has changed to reflect the renaming of precincts to correspond to their districts.
To view updated precincts, voting locations, and maps click here.
Background & More Info
Every ten years, the legislature and local governments must redraw boundaries that take into consideration population, communities of interest, and state and federal constitutional requirements, amongst other factors. Population is determined by the most recent Federal Census. Amherst’s population per the 2020 Federal Census is 39,263 which represents an increase of 1,444 from the 2010 population (or 3.8%).
In Amherst, we will continue to have 10 precincts for all elections (no change). The precincts, however, have been renamed to correspond to each district in which they reside. The following chart shows the new precinct names and their voting locations:
|District|| Precinct||Polling Location|
|1|| 1A||North Zion Korean Church, Church Hall, 1193 North Pleasant Street|
|1|| 1B||Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant Street|
|2|| 2A||Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street|
|2|| 2B||Fort River School, 70 South East Street|
|3|| 3A||Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street|
|3|| 3B||Crocker Farm School, 280 West Street|
|4|| 4A||Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street|
|4|| 4B||Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street|
|5|| 5A||Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk|
|5|| 5B||Munson Memorial Library, South Amherst Common, 1046 South East Street|
The precinct boundary lines have shifted. Click here for the new map
The upcoming elections for 2022 are as follows:
- State Primary – September 6, 2022
- State General Election – November 8, 2022
Amherst 2022 ANNUAL CENSUS STREET LISTING
This information was also contained on the recent Amherst 2022 Annual Census Listing sent to households. The Town Clerk asks all to SIGN and return this form within ten (10) days, even if NO changes are necessary. You may return your census by mail in the enclosed envelope, in person at the Town Clerk's Office, by fax (413-259-2499) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For detailed instructions on how to complete this form, see reverse side of the form. If you need further assistance, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (413) 259-3035. To view a sample blank version of this form, please click here. Don’t forget! Detach and keep the bottom of the census form for your records.
Questions? Contact the Town Clerk's Office at email@example.com or by phone at (413) 259-3035
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Changes to Amherst Voting Precincts - PDF English
Cambios a los recintos electorales - PDF español