Photo: Nomination papers are available now.
Nomination papers for the annual town election on Tuesday, April 2 are now available at the Town Clerk’s office, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman.
- Nomination for town-wide office will require the certified signatures of at least 50 registered voters of the Town of Belmont.
- Nomination for Town Meeting Member will require the certified signatures of at least 25 registered voters of the precinct in which the candidate resides.
If you want to check your term of office, please see your Board’s webpage: https://www.belmont-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/town-meeting-members
The Town Clerk’s web pages are packed with information for the potential candidates. One such example is the “Running for Elected Office and Campaigning” http://www.belmont-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/elections-running-for-elected-office-campaigning
The deadline to submit nomination papers is Feb. 12, 2019.
The following offices will appear on the Ballot for the Annual Town Election:
|Town-wide Offices||Number of Seats||Term of Office|
|Moderator||Vote for One||1 year|
|Board of Selectmen||Vote for One||3 years|
|Town Clerk||Vote for One||3 years|
|Board of Assessors||Vote for One||3 years|
|Board of Cemetery Commissioners||Vote for One||3 years|
|Board of Health||Vote for One||3 years|
|Members of the Housing Authority||Vote for One||5 years|
|Trustees of the Public Library||Vote for Two||3 years|
|Members of the School Committee||Vote for One||1 year|
|Members of the School Committee||Vote for Two||3 years|
|Town Meeting Members
Each of the Eight Precincts
Vote for Twelve
|Partial-Term Town Meeting Members|
|Precinct 1||Vote for One||1 year|
|Precinct 1||Vote for One||2 years|
|Precinct 5||Vote for One||2 years|
|Precinct 7||Vote for One||1 year|
The Town Clerk’s Office is open:
- Mondays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
- Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
- Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Town Offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas Holiday and Town Offices will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, in observance of New Year’s Eve.
As always, contact the Town Clerk’s office should you have any questions or concerns.