Wellesley’s town clerk has put out a call for more people to run for Town Meeting, and you’ll need to make up your mind on whether to do it quickly: The deadline to obtain papers is Friday, Jan. 27 at 5pm.
According to the clerk, “Local Town Meeting is Wellesley’s legislative body. It meets in March/April to vote on budgets, zoning bylaws, town bylaws, special projects. It is grassroots participatory government. Each precinct elects 30 representatives to vote at the Town Meeting. Each year 10 or more people are elected from each precinct.”
Four of the eight precincts are currently hurting for candidates, as you can see in the chart below (highlighted precincts are currently short). Candidates must collect 10 signature of registered voters in the precinct to be nominated and appear on the ballot. If there are not enough candidates, the fallback is write-ins.