Hopkinton is governed by a Select Board comprised of five elected board members each elected for a three year term. The Board is the governing body of the Town and is responsible for the "prudential affairs" of the Town. The Board is the hiring authority for the the Town approving all hiring. The Select Board hires the Town Administrator who manages the day-to-day operation on behalf of the Board. Hopkinton operates under the Town Meeting form of government with a traditional March town meeting where all registered voters in the Town can attend, share their views and vote.