Wellesley’s Annual Town Election will take place on March 2, 2021. Here is The Swellesley Report’s guide on all you need to know about casting your vote.
Ways to cast your vote in Wellesley
Vote by mail: Completed mail-in ballots may be sent via USPS to the Town Clerk’s Office or brought to the drop box outside of Town Hall. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by the Town Clerk no later than Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by 8pm.
Note: applications to vote by mail are no longer being accepted (the last day to get an app to the Town Clerk was Feb. 24).
Vote in person at the polls:
- Precincts A (Bates), B (Sprague) and C (Upham) vote at the Municipal Light Plant at 4 Municipal Way.
- Precincts D (Schofield) and E (Fiske) vote at the Warren Building at 90 Washington Street.
- Precinct F (Dana Hall) votes at the Wellesley Village Congregational Church at 2 Central Street.
- Precinct G votes at the Wellesley Free Library at 530 Washington Street.
- Precinct H votes at the Tolles Parsons Center – Council on Aging at 500 Washington Street. Polling Locations Map
The polls will be open 7am – 8pm.
Don’t know which precinct you’re in? Here’s how to find out where to vote in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Wellesley Town Election candidates:
Contested races (names are listed in the order on which they appear on the ballot):
- Select Board (3 candidates, 2 openings—Colette Aufranc; Odessa Sanchez; Ann-Mara Lanza)
- Housing Authority 5-year seat (3 candidates, 2 openings—Micah O’Neil; Janice Coduri; Odessa Sanchez)
- Board of Public Works (2 candidates, 1 opening—Scott Bender; John Bubeck)
- Moderator (1 opening—Mark Kaplan)
- Board of Assessors (1 opening—W. Arthur Garrity, III)
- Board of Health (1 opening—Marcia Testa Simonson)
- Trustees of the Wellesley Free Library (2 openings—Diane Savage; Maura Murphy)
- Natural Resources Commission (2 openings—Laura Robert-Fragasso; Beatrice Bezmalinovic Dhebar)
- Planning Board (1 opening—Kathleen Elizabeth Woodward)
- Housing Authority, 1-year term (1 opening—Renee Spencer)
- Recreation Commission, 3-year term (2 openings—Paul Cramer; Mark Wolfson)
- Recreation Commission, 1-year term (1 opening—Anthony Munchak, Jr.)
- School Committee (2 openings—Linda Chow; Leda Murcia Eizenberg)
- Town Clerk (1 opening—KC Kato)
Non-binding referendum question:
Question #1: “Should the Select Board, with the understanding that since 1977 Indigenous people of our country have requested Indigenous Peoples Day as a recognition of their humanity, culture, and history and further, that our country was built on Native lands, proclaim the second Monday of October henceforth be commemorated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day and cease to recognize Columbus Day in Wellesley in recognition of the position of Indigenous Peoples as natives to these lands, and the suffering they faced during and after the European conquest? This question is not binding.”
Vote Yes or No
Links to The Swellesley Report’s candidate interviews for contested races:
Select Board, 3-year term (3 candidates, 2 openings)
Housing Authority, 5-year term (3 candidates, 2 openings)
Board of Public Works, 3-year term (2 candidates, 1 opening)
Town Meeting, contested precincts
Precinct B—11 candidates for 10 seats
Precinct C—13 candidates for 10 seats
Precinct E—11 candidates for 10 seats
Precinct G—13 candidates for 10 seats
Precinct H—17 candidates for 10 seats