For more information regarding where to vote in Hanover, please click on this link to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website:


For more information regarding how to vote when you get to the polls, please read the following press release:

Manner of Voting Press Release


For May 12, 2018 Annual Town Election information - click on the following links:

Spring 2018 Election Calendar

Spring 2018 "Nomination papers are available" press release

Spring 2018 Candidates for Ballot


Please click on the below links to view recent election results:

2018 Election Results

Annual Town Election Results May 12, 2018

2017 Election Results

Annual Town Election Results May 6, 2017

2016 Election Results

State Election Results, November 8, 2016

Special Town Election October 1, 2016

State Primary Election Results September 8, 2016

Annual Town Election Results May 7, 2016

Presidential Primary, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2015 Election Results

Special State Election Results November 3, 2015

Special State Election Primary Results October 6, 2015

Annual Town Election Results May 9, 2015

2014 Election Results

Recount Results November 22, 2014

State Election Results November 4, 2014

State Primary Results September 9, 2014 Democrats

State Primary Results September 9, 2014 Republicans

Annual Town Election May 2014 Candidates

Annual Town Election Results May 10, 2014

2013 Election Results

Special Town Election Results: September 28, 2013

Special Election Results: June 25, 2013

Annual Town Election Results: May 11, 2013

Special Primary Election Results: April 30, 2013

2012 Election Results

Election Results: November 6, 2012

Annual Town Election Results: May 12, 2012

Presidential Primary Results: March 6, 2012

Please click on the below link to read more about the results of the historic first Annual Town Meeting and first Annual Town Election which was held in Hanover on March 2, 1728.

Hanover's First Annual Town Meeting and Town Election

Click here to view data from past elections.



All town employees who are hired to perform the job as an election workers are required to read and understand the information in the "Election Worker Training Manual".  Copies of this manual are available in the Town Clerk's Office, or it may be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Election Worker Training Manual

Citizens who are interested in serving as a paid election worker are encouraged to watch the town's website or read local media for notices regarding current job postings.  The link to the town's job posting page may be found here:

Job Postings for Election Workers



The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance provides excellent guidance on this issue and makes the entire process very user friendly.  Their website may be found at www.ocpf.us , and the best page within their website for municipal candidates to start learning about the process is http://ocpf.cloudapp.net/Filers/GettingStartedNonDepository?section=gsLocalOffices .  On this page you will find links to organization forms, campaign finance report forms, and a summary of the campaign finance law as it appears in the OCPF guide booklet.

All candidates for elective office and sitting officials in elected office positions are required by law to file campaign finance reports every year.  Active candidates have several additional deadlines that must be met during campaign season, also.  Local officials file these reports with the Town Clerk and all reports are available for public inspection during normal business hours.

Further, towns are required to post campaign finance reports on the municipal website for local candidates who have had over $1000 in expenditures or collected over $1000 in revenue in a single reporting period.  In Hanover, this practice began in 2013.  Additionally, as an added best practice, Hanover began posting campaign finance reports for ALL candidates and elected officials in the second half of 2014 regardless of the amount of expenditures or receipts. 

Please click on the following link to view those reports:

Campaign Finance Reports