The 2021 local election season begins

Jan 7, 2021 by

Published in the January 7, 2021 edition.

WAKEFIELD — With the start of a new year comes the beginning of the town’s municipal election season. If everything holds to the current schedule, voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 27 to pick the following:

TOWN COUNCIL: Two three-year terms

TAX COLLECTOR: One three-year term

SCHOOL COMMITTEE: Two three-year terms, one two-year term and one one-year term

LIBRARY TRUSTEE: Three three-year terms

PLANNING BOARD: One five-year term and one two-year term

BOARD OF HEALTH: One three-year term

BOARD OF ASSESSORS: One three-year term

MUNICIPAL GAS AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONER: Two three-year terms

HOUSING AUTHORITY: One five-year term and one one-year term

CONSTABLE: One three-year term

On Monday, April 4, Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran’s office already had seen town election activity.

Incumbent Tax Collector Kathleen M. Kelly took out papers for reelection, along with incumbent Town Councilor Julie A. Smith-Galvin and incumbent WMGLD Commissioner Jennifer Killay.

Stephen Thomas Ingalls also took out nomination papers for a three-year-term on the School Committee.

The signatures of a minimum of 50 registered voters in town are required for local election nomination papers to be valid.

IMPORTANT 2021 TOWN ELECTION DATES

Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m.: The last day for obtaining nomination papers.

Tuesday, March 9 at 5 p.m.: Last day for filing nomination papers with the Board of Registrars.

Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m.: Last day for filing objections/withdrawals.

Wednesday, April 7 at 8 p.m.: Last day to register voters.

Tuesday, April 20 at 5 p.m.: Campaign Finance Reports are due.

Tuesday, April 27 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Annual Town Election

Thursday, May 27 at 5 p.m.: Campaign Finance Reports are due.

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