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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Important Notice to Registered Voters in the Town of Amherst

Map of Updated Amherst Voting Precincts from 2022

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 PrecinctPolling Location
1 1ANorth Zion Korean Church, Church Hall, 1193 North Pleasant Street
1 1BImmanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant Street
2 2AAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
2 2BFort River School, 70 South East Street
3 3AAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
3 3BCrocker Farm School, 280 West Street
4 4AAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
4 4BAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
5 5ABangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk
5 5BMunson 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:

  1. State Primary – September 6, 2022
  2. 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 census@amherstma.gov. 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 townclerk@amherstma.gov 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

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