Did you know that the Town of Winchester is governed by the tradition of Representative Town Meeting form of government?
That means that each spring the electors of the Town participate in the electoral process by casting their votes for local boards and committees as well as for the Town Meeting members. The Annual Town Election is held on the last Tuesday in the month of March. Winchester’s Representative Town Meeting is made of 8 precincts with 24 Town Meeting Members in each precinct for a total of 192 Town Meeting Members. Their job is to come together each spring and fall to hear reports from each of the elected and appointed committees conducting work on behalf of the community. Budgets are presented in the spring and various projects that need funding are presented predominately in the fall. Winchester has a five member elected Board of Selectmen that appoints a Town Manager by Charter to manage the affairs of the town. The elected offices are as follows: Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Board of Library Trustees, Board of Selectmen, Housing Authority, Moderator, Planning Board and the School Committee. Terms of Office rotate for each office so that at least one position is on the ballot annually. Click on the List of Offices to be filled below to see what positions are up for election this spring. As your Town Clerk I am additionally the Elections Administrator for all elections of the Town of Winchester, local, state and federal. Running for public office can be a bit overwhelming however, it is my hope that the tools listed on this website will assist you in answering most of your questions concerning the electoral process. Additionally more general information regarding elections can be found on the Town Clerk department page or by clicking here. (insert the link to my normal town clerk page) If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 781-721-7130 or email me at
Thank you for your interest in the Town of Winchester.