Cheshire Annual Census Mailed

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CHESHIRE, Mass. The 2022 Cheshire Annual Census has been mailed.
The Census is mandated by Massachusetts General Law and is valuable to have a current and correct residential count. The population count is important to the Town to apply for state and federal aids and grants. The count is also valuable to Hoosac Valley Regional and Northern Berkshire Vocational School Districts.
Residents are asked to review, correct if necessary, sign and return to the Town Clerk's office in the provided envelope. 
Please make sure all who reside at the address who are not listed on the form are added with all pertinent information, this would include dependent children. Census returns may be mailed or dropped off at the Town Hall.
The form cannot be used to register to vote or to change party enrollment.
The forms can either be mailed through the Post office or put in the "drop-box" at the Church Street Entrance to Town Hall.
Any resident who does not receive a form should call the Town Clerk at 413-743-1690 ext. 22 or email

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