From Wellesley Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle:
The Annual Town election for 2016 will take place on March 15. To run for office candidates must obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk.
Candidates for town –wide positions must obtain papers before 5 pm on January 22. Nomination papers must be signed by 50 registered voters and filed with the clerk by 5 pm on January 26.
Candidates for Town Meeting Member positions must obtain papers before 5pm on February 5. Nomination papers must be signed by 10 registered voters within the precinct and filed with the clerk by 5pm on February 9.
The Town of Wellesley depends on its elected volunteer board members and Town Meeting Members to effectively govern our town. Boards/Committees set policy and manage their respective departments. Town Meeting is our legislative body that appropriates all funds to departments for operating and capital projects and enacts bylaw amendments, including zoning bylaws, and certain other matters that require town meeting authorization.
There are many important decisions facing our town and resident participation is important to our continued vitality as a community.
I encourage all residents to consider running for elected office in Wellesley.
For additional information on elected office please contact the relevant board or the Town Clerk.