Under M.G.L. A. Chapter 51, Section 4, a yearly census is mandated. Between the months of December and January the Clerk’s Office conducts the census. Forms are mailed out in January. When they are received review the information, make any changes per the instructions. Sign and return the form even if there are no changes within 10 days to the Clerk’s Office.
The form may be returned by mail in the enclosed addressed envelope, delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office in person, or dropped off at the Newbury Town Library.
Please note that no changes to voter registration may be made on this form and a person can not register to vote on this form. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office for information regarding voter registration or any change to voter status.
To register to vote on-line click here
If you do not receive a form or are new to town contact the office.
Some of the data collected through the census is published by statute as a “Street List”. The publication contains a Precinct/Street breakdown and an alphabetical-by-name index of residents seventeen and older as of January 1st, annually.
Responding to the annual census is important for many reasons:
- To maintain a person’s “active” voter status;
- To maintain accurate population information;
- To allocate State and Federal funds to the town;
- To provide proof of residency for personal and/or legal requirements:
in-state tuition at state colleges/universities
housing benefits for the elderly or others