AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The Town of Amherst has changed its voting precincts due to the population changes from the 2020 Federal Census.

According to a news release sent to 22News by the Town of Amherst, every 10 years, the legislature and local governments must redraw boundaries that take into consideration population, communities of interest, and state and federal constitutional requirements, amongst other factors.  The population is determined by the most recent Federal Census.  Amherst’s population per the 2020 Federal Census is 39,263 which represents an increase of 1,444 from the 2010 population (or 3.8%).

The chart below shows the new precinct names and their voting locations:

District Precinct Polling Location
11ANorth Zion Korean Church, Church Hall, 1193 North Pleasant Street
11BImmanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant Street
22AAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
22BFort River School, 70 South East Street
33AAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
33BCrocker Farm School, 280 West Street
44AAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
44BAmherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street
55ABangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk
55BMunson Memorial Library, South Amherst Common, 1046 South East Street
Courtesy of the Town of Amherst

In Amherst, there will continue to be 10 precincts for all elections. The precincts, however, have been renamed to correspond to each district in which they are.