Welcome to the 2021 Annual Street Listing/Census

The Town of Hamilton annually sends census forms to all households at the end of the year for the incoming year.  Residents should respond within 10 days with changes, additions, and deletions.  In addition to the census recording the town’s current residents at every address, the information helps determine local, regional, and federal funding for the Town.

If you did not receive a preprinted form, please print and complete the attached blank form and return it to the Clerk’s Office: 2021 Hamilton Blank Census

Why Should I Fill Out My Census Form?

Important Census Information with Respect to Voting:  Voters who fail to respond (by Massachusetts law) will be categorized with ‘inactive’ voter status.  This does not mean that you cannot vote, it means that the state considers you to be ‘inactive’ and when going to the polls, you will encounter a delay and/or be asked to show identification. The Census forms cannot and do note allow you to register to vote. Only the person signing the form may change a political partyIf others in the household want to change parties, they MUST also sign the form.   To change anything with respect to your voting, you may do so via mail by requesting a Voter Registration Card (call 978-468-5570, ext 3), in person at the Clerk’s Office at 577 Bay Road/Town Hall, or online via the Secretary of State’s website by clicking here.

Important Information About Number of Household Members:
Our Police, Fire, and other emergency personnel use the Town’s Street Listing when responding to public safety and other calls and as such, they use the street listing as an aid to perform their duties.

The Federal Census is done on a dicennial (every 10 years) schedule.  In mid-March, 2020 you received a written notice about the Federal Census. This was a new form and for the first time was done online.  We have provided a link to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website which has a direct link (see below) for you to respond to the census.

Click here for the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website (the state is a liaison for the Federal Census) from there, follow the 2020 Census link so that you may respond.

Click here for the direct link to the Federal 2020 Census and to see what the form you received should look like.