Nomination Papers Available for Upton Election
By Michelle Sanford Staff Reporter/Columnist · February 21, 2011
In all, 17 offices are up for re-election in Upton's Annual Town Election which will take place on May 2. Nomination papers were available as of February 7.
The following offices, their term lengths, and the current holder are as follows:
Moderator for one year, David Loeper; Selectman for three years, Michael Goodwin; Assessors of Taxes for three years, Teresa Ambrosino; Mendon-Upton Regional School District Committee for three years, Camile Harvey; Cemetery Commission for three years, William Sadler; Board of Health for three years, Richard Desjardins; Recreation Commission for three years, David Adams; Trustee of Upton Public Library for one year; Laurie Woodin; Trustee of Upton Public Library for two years, vacant; three Trustees of Upton Public Library for three years, Charlottee Carr, C. John Minnucci, and George Klink; Planning Board for five years, Raymond Smith; Housing Authority for two years, vacant; Housing Authority for five years, Mildred Morin; Finance Committee for two years, Jennifer Malin; Finance Committee for three years, Karen Glowacki; and Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds for three years, Americo Binaco.
As of Friday, February 11, incumbents Ambrosino, Desjardins, and Klink had pulled nomination papers.
Upton candidates must obtain 33 signatures from registered voters. All candidates must return their completed nomination papers to the Town Clerk's office by Monday, March 14, at 5 p.m. The deadline for candidates to withdraw from the election is March 30 at 5 p.m.
Residents who have not already registered to vote may do so in the Town Clerk's office during regular office hours, in any town clerk's office in Massachusetts, at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, at certain state agencies or by using the Mail-In registration form. The Mail-In form is available at the Upton Post Office and the Town Clerk's office, or at any town or city hall in Massachusetts.
The last day to register to vote in the Annual Town Election or the May 5 Annual Town Meeting is April 12. The Town Clerk's office, located in the Town Hall, will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on April 12 to register voters.
The last day to obtain an absentee ballot is Friday, April 29 at noon.
Residents who have questions or concerns on their registration status should call the Town Clerk's office at 508-529-3565or e-mail email@example.com.
The Town Clerk's office would like to remind residents that this year's Annual Meeting on May 5 will begin at 7 p.m. In the past, the Annual Town Meeting began at 7:30 p.m.