Nomination papers for candidates seeking office in Wellesley’s upcoming March 15, 2019 town-wide election are available through January 11, 2019 for town-wide offices; and through January 25, 2019 for Town Meeting members.
The Town of Wellesley depends on the active participation of its citizens in governance of the town. Wellesley has 11 Boards and Committees elected at the Annual Town election each year in March. This year’s election date is March 5, 2019. The seats on these boards are staggered so that one or two seats are elected each year for 3 year terms. (Planning and Housing are 5 year terms).
Wellesley also has a representative Town Meeting for 240 members elected by voting precinct. Town Meeting Members have staggered three year terms so 10 are elected each year from each precinct. Town Meeting meets in March/April to vote on operating budgets, capital expenditures and bylaws for the town.
Here are the offices on the ballot:
How to find out which precinct you’re in
Mass.gov has a nifty page where you can plug in your address and it will tell you not only where to vote, but who our Town Clerk is (that would be KC Kato), the names of our elected officials and district representatives and links to their pages that include their phone numbers, emails, and other information
It’s a process
The process of Wellesley’s elections begins with candidates obtaining nomination papers from the Town Clerk. Candidates then solicit signatures of registered voters and return the papers to the Town Clerk for certification.
Important dates for town-wide offices candidates:
January 11, 2019: candidates must obtain papers in person from the Town Clerk’s office by 5pm
January 15, 2019 candidates must return papers in person to Town Clerk for certification by 5pm
Important dates for Town Meeting candidates:
January 25, 2019: candidates must obtain nomination papers in person from the Town Clerk’s Office by 5pm
January 29, 2019: candidates must return nomination papers in person to the Town Clerk’s office for certification by 5pm
Please call town clerk KC Kato at 781-431-1019 ext. 2250 if you have any questions about running for municipal office.
More local election information here on important dates, signatures needed, general rules.
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