Well, it’s paper pulling time! That’s right – as of Tuesday, January 22, the Town Clerk is providing nomination papers to anyone who would like to run for local office this year. This year’s town election, to be held on Tuesday, May 7, is likely to be a time of significant transition for North Reading.
Several long-term fixtures of local government have announced they will not be seeking re-election, leaving the races open for fresh faces of any age or experience. Each of these distinguished public servants have encouraged their fellow townspeople to run for office and for the chance to serve and guide this town.
Multiple positions are available on four different boards, in addition to the Town Moderator position. This year there are 8 elected positions open, so there are many opportunities available to participate in our Town Government, summarized below. For each of the official requirements, a link is provided to the relevant governmental website. Continue reading
Want a say in who appears on your midterm election ballot this November? Make your voice heard tomorrow, Tuesday September 4, by voting in the State Primary Election! There are separate ballots for each major party affiliation (Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican). You are eligible to fill out a ballot for the party you are registered with (or the party of your choice, if not affiliated with one of the above three parties). The winners of this primary election will be included on the November 6 Midterm Election ballot.
NRVotes’ Voter Guide for the 2018 State Primary Election is available and there is also information on the Town Clerk’s website. Remember, the 2018 State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at St. Theresa’s church between 7 am and 8 pm. Early voting is not available for this election, so if you have not already participated by absentee ballot, you will need to show up in person tomorrow to vote. If you were registered to vote by August 15, you may vote in this election.
On the Nov. 8 sample ballot for North Reading, there are several positions under the title “Regional School Committee” Continue reading
** Register to vote NOW so that you can cast a ballot in this election! Deadline to register in MA is next Wednesday, October 19. Or you can verify that you are already registered here. **
For the Presidential & State Election on November 8, 2016, residents of North Reading may vote at their convenience over a two week period prior to the election (Oct. 24 – Nov. 4), including a Saturday date. Continue reading