Entering Shutesbury

Welcome to Shutesbury, a rural town in Franklin County, MA, established as Roadtown in 1735 and incorporated as Shutesbury in 1761, named for Governor Samuel Shute. This is the official town Web site, maintained by the town’s Web Committee.


News & Updates

Early Voting Feb 24 - 28

Massachusetts has mandated Early Voting for the March Primary.  Any registered voter in Shutesbury can come in to mark your ballot upstairs in the Town Hall during regular Town Clerk hours. The schedule is:

Monday:  3 - 7 pm

Tuesday and Friday: 8:30 - noon

Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8:30 - 10:30 am

and Thursday evening 5 - 7 pm.


Absentee voting in person or by mail is also available.  Allow a full week for travel by post in order to have your ballot arrive by noon on Tuesday, March 3.

Nomination Papers and Citizen Petitions are Due Soon

The following nomination papers have been taken out as of February 20, 2020:

Garrett Simonsen - Board of Health

Norene Pease - Board of Health

Steve Bressler - Planning Board

Michael DeChiara - Planning Board

Savanna Ouellette - Board of Library Trustees

Steve Sullivan - School Committee

Grace Bannasch - Town Clerk

Walter Tibbetts - Cemetery Commission

Dan Hayes - School Committee

Rita Farrell - Select Board

Deacon Bonnar - Planning Board


Super Tuesday, the presidential party primary, is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Absentee Voting and Early Voting options are available to make your voice heard.  Here are some important dates to know:

Helpful Information

Voting For Students

For students who may be voting for the first time, or living away at school, information about how to register or where to register to vote can be helpful. 


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