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- Nahant COVID-19 Hotline (781) 771-2121

Nahant COVID-19 Hotlines for Vaccine Registration

The town of Nahant has four phones lines to help our elderly residents with the online registration process for vaccines. If you are eligible for Phase 2 of the vaccine, please call any of our four hotlines during normal Town Hall hours, Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM until 4 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
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- ( 781 ) 771 - 8222
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February 26, 2021 Letter To Northeastern
Today we are sending a letter to Northeastern University.

By way of background at a hearing on January 26, 2021, Essex County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Karp suggested that the parties may wish to consider mediation. While such efforts initiated in the past by the Board of Selectmen proved fruitless (See Selectmen’s Statement dated September 29, 2020) , nonetheless the Board of Selectmen was willing to give mediation another chance and on January 29th, sent a letter to NU indicating the Town’s willingness to mediate, a copy of that letter can be found here

 In response, the Town received a letter from Northeastern’s General Counsel telling the Board that it was not prepared to mediate until certain unacceptable ground rules dictated by Northeastern were accepted by the Town, a copy of that letter can be found here The following letter is our further response that we today are sending to Northeastern University.


The 2021 Annual Town Elections will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Nahant Town Hall, Uppper Hall from 7 AM untuil 8 PM.

Absentee Ballots Upon Request Until Tuesday April 20, 2021, 5 PM
Email or call Town Clerk’s Office - (781) 581-0018

Download a 2021 SAMPLE BALLOT Here

In Person Voting

Polls will be available from 7:00 AM-8:00 PM on Election Day
Voting will take place in the Upstairs in the Main Hall.
Please enter via the Side Entrance near the Handicap Ramp.

Absentee Voting by Mail

 Under the Massachusetts Constitution, absentee ballots are available for all elections to voters who are disabled, out of town on Election Day, or have a religious belief preventing them from voting at their polling place.  Recent Legislation has allowed for vote by mail for local elections. 

To apply for an absentee ballot you must complete this Absentee ballot applicationYou may also get one from the Town Clerk’s office in person or request one be sent to you with a written request sent to the Town Clerk:

Once we have received your completed application, a ballot will be mailed to you approximately 3 weeks before the election. The Deadline to request and Absentee Ballot by mail is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 

All ballots whether returned by mail or by hand to the Town Hall drop box or Town Clerk’s office must be received no later than 8:00pm on Election Day.

Board of Selectmen - One (1) seat for a term of three (3) years
Moderator - One (1) seat for a term of one (1) year
Town Clerk - One (1) seat for a term of one (1) year
Assessor - One (1) seat for a term of three (3) years
One (1) seat to fill an unexpired term of two (2) years
Constable - One (1) seat for a term of one (1) year
Public Library Trustee - One (1) seat for a term of three (3) years
School Committee - Two (2) seats for a term of three (3) years each
One (1) seat to fill an unexpired term of two (2) years
One (1) seat to fill an unexpired term of one (1) year
Planning Board - Two (2) seats for a term of five (5) years
One (1) seat to fill an unexpired term of three (3) years
Housing Authority - One (1) seat for a term of five (5) years


Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 12 Noon
Download The Annual Meeting Warrant

The 2021 Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12 PM Outdoors on Flash Road behind the Fire Station

If you are new to town, or you have never registered to vote, (you only have to do it once in the same community).  Check your voter Registration Status here.

Registration is easy…click here to register on line with a valid MA driver’s license or a State issued ID card

Another option is to download the voter registration form here.  After completion, you can mail it or deposit it into the Town Hall Business Mailbox that is located in front of Town Hall.

The voter registration must be received no later than 8 PM at Town Hall, or if you register on line, no later than 11:59 PM.  Once the registration has been received by the Town Clerk’s staff, an acknowledgement letter will be mailed to you.

As always, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk’s Office with any questions or concerns you may have at   781-581-0018 or through email:

Visit The Clerk of Elections Webapge Timelines and Election Info


Job Posting: Executive Director of the Council on Aging


"May Doorways Tour" is happening on May 2, 2021 - All the info is here!


The Wall That Heals to visit the Greater Boston Area (Nahant, MA)
​July 15 - July 18, 2021
- Read all the details on the Post 215 website.


An Update from the Anchor Food Pantry
- July 2020
The Anchor Food Pantry has moved from the front of the Swampscott High School to the Senior Center (in the back of the high school).  We are now offering our visitors the option to come in and choose grocery items.  We are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am until 1pm for all Swampscott and Nahant residents. The Anchor Food Panty can be reached for questions through email or their Facebook page. Previous Anchor Pantry postings are here.


Board of Selectmen Meeting Video
The most recent Board of Selectmen meeting is being broadcast on our local channel daily at 2 PM and 6 PM on Verizon Channel 45 and Comcast Channel 8. The Board of Selectmen meetings can also be found and reviewed on our Meetings Page on this website or by visiting the online Video Archive of meetings.


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