Voter Guide for 2018 Town Election

The Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8 from 7 am – 8 pm at St. Theresa’s Church. Can’t make it to St. Theresa’s? Vote absentee instead.

View a printable Voter Guide (PDF) or click through the table below to learn more about the candidates. A sample ballot for the election (PDF) is available.


Name Voter Guide Link Contact Info Q&A Transcripts
School Committee – 3 year position – 2 candidates running for 2 positions
 Rich McGowan  Bio & Statement Facebook Page
Thurs. May 3, 7 – 8 pm
Mon. May 7, 7 – 8 pm
 Dyana BoutwellW  Bio & Statement Facebook Page
Thurs. Apr 26, 7 – 8 pm
Sun. May 6, 4 – 5 pm
Selectman – 3 year position – 2 candidates running for 2 positions
 Kathryn Manupelli*  Bio & Statement KM_Phone
 Stephen J. O’Leary*
Housing Authority – 5 year position – 1 candidate running for 1 position 
 Charles Carucci
Community Planning Commission – 3 year position – 2 candidates running for 2 positions
 William Bellavance Jr.*  Bio & Statement
 Ryan CarrollW  Bio & Statement
Moderator – 1 year position – 1 candidates running for 1 position 
 John J. Murphy *

* Candidate is running for re-election

W Candidate is running as a write-in candidate

†  No info provided to North Reading Votes by this candidate

Voting for Write-In Candidates

This year, there are fewer candidates certified for the election than there are open positions. Therefore, write-in candidates will play an important role in the election. When a ballot is received that includes a name written on the “Write-In Candidate” line, a vote is tallied for that candidate just as it would be for a vote cast for a certified candidate (one listed on the ballot). Then, the candidate(s) with the greatest number of votes win the election for the open position(s), regardless of whether the candidate was certified or written-in. If you wish to write-in a candidate on the ballot, first make sure that person wishes to accept the position if they win. NRVotes is including the candidate information for all write-in candidates who notified the Town Clerk prior to April 8 of their intent to participate in the election. If you wish to vote for them, note their names prior to voting as you will need to remember and write the names on the ballot yourself!