The Belmont Town Clerk encourages all residents to complete and submit the annual town census as Massachusetts General Laws require an annual listing of residents as of Jan. 1. The census has been mailed to all households in Belmont about a month ago in early February.
By filling out the annual census, residents provide proof of residence to protect their voting rights, are able to register children in schools, apply for veteran’s bonus, and subsidized housing and related benefits. Registering is an important task since most town programs require proof of Belmont residency for enrollment and emergency response personnel will know for whom they are looking in the event of a 911 call.
Failure to respond to the census mailing will result in removal from the active voting list and may result in removal from the voter registration rolls. Those removed from the active voting list will result in residents being prevented to vote until they sign up.
Changes to any data can be made directly on the census form in the space provided, however you cannot use that form to register to vote. To register to vote in Belmont, click here.
To remove a registered voter from the census, Massachusetts General Laws require an original signature from the voter.