The 2016 annual town census forms have been mailed to all residents.

The census is mandated by Massachusetts General Law; it is important to have the correct residential count to apply for state aid and grants.

Residents are asked to review the form, make any necessary changes, sign, and return it to the town clerk's office in the envelope provided, even if there are no changes.

A drop-off box is also available at Town Hall.

Information regarding dependent children is not public record and is used only by the schools for enrollment purposes.

Residents cannot register to vote or change party enrollment on the annual town census. Any resident who is not registered to vote may register by mailing a voter registration form or visiting the town clerk's office.

Failure to respond to the census may result in removal from the active voters list.

Anyone who does not receive their census form or wishes to provide the information on the phone should call Town Clerk Haley A. Meczywor at 413-743-8300, ext. 176, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.