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If you live in three Belmont precincts, you still have a chance to become a Town Meeting Member as the town will hold caucuses to fill vacant seats for this year’s meeting.
Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, on behalf of the Board of Registrars of Voters, will hold caucuses in Precincts 3, 5 and 7 on April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center Multi-purpose Room.
The Precinct 3 Caucus will elect two new Town Meeting Members: one to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Lucia Sullivan and one to fill the vacancy created by the death of long-term Town Meeting Member Anne Allen.
The Precinct 5 Caucus will elect two new Town Meeting Members for one year seats: one to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Laurie Graham who moved and was elected in a different precinct and one to fill the vacancy created by a failure to elect – a tie in write-in votes – at the Annual Town Election, April 7.
The Precinct 7 Caucus will elect three new Town Meeting Members to fill the vacancies created by a failure to elect on April 7.
Each vacancy will be filled by majority vote of the elected Town Meeting Members present at the caucus. Since the individuals will be elected at caucus, each will serve as Town Meeting Member only until the Annual Town Election, Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
These vacancies may be filled by any registered voter of the specific precinct. Any person interested in running for this seat is encouraged to attend the caucus, but is not required to be present to be nominated. Please feel free to contact voters you believe will serve the precinct and Town well.
Candidates interested in being nominated should contact their Precinct Town Meeting Members; a list is shown on the Town Clerk’s website to arrange for nomination at the caucus.
At least eighteen elected Town Meeting Members must be present at the caucus to have a quorum. Those Town Meeting Members unable to attend are asked to call the Town Clerk’s office at 617-993-2600 or email
“I strongly encourage the members of the precinct to be on time and make all efforts to secure a quorum,” said Cushman.