The Town Clerk’s office mails out the Annual Census at the end of every December. This census mailing also includes a dog license application for those dog owners who need to license their dog.
About the Annual Census
The Board of Registrars is required by State Statute to verify and update the name, address, age and occupation of all residents 3 years of age and up in preparation for the Annual Street List. The Board is also required UNDER State Statute to prepare a listing of dogs owned by each resident. Compliance with this State requirement provides proof of residence to each resident to protect voting rights, veterans’ bonus, housing for the elderly and related benefits as well as providing information for the selection of jurors.
Why fill out the Census?
A full and accurate count of all residents is very important for many reasons including the basis for allocation of State and Federal Funds. The Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Technicians also use the Street List as an aid in the daily performance of their duties, as well as other municipal departments. The census forms DOES NOT register you as a voter. If you are a registered voter, failure to answer this annual census may result in the voter’s name being removed from the voting list. (MGL Ch. 51 Sec. 4[c])
Returning this form does not register you to vote. If you wish to register to vote, you may register in person, call the Town Clerks Office to request a mail-in form be mailed to you, or register with the Online Voter Application.
Complete the Eastham 2023 Census Form (PDF) and return to:
- Town Clerk
2500 State Highway
Eastham, MA 02642
The Federal Census comes to each and every city and town in the United States every 10 years whereas the Town Census occurs every year. Local and state governments use statistical information that the Census Bureau provides to distribute money to cities and towns.
The last Federal Census was taken in 2020 and the next Federal Census will take place in 2030.