Nomination papers may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office, 110 Pleasant Street, only by a candidate or a person presenting the signed authorization for a candidate. The last day to obtain nomination papers for all candidates will be Friday, July 28. The last day to submit nomination papers will be no later than 5:00 P.M on Tuesday, August 1 for all candidates.
Prior to obtaining nomination papers, each candidate must file with the Clerk’s Office, a statement containing his/her name and address and the office for which he/she intends to run.
Before any voter may be permitted to sign a nomination paper, paperwork must be completely filled out with the candidate’s name and address as they appear on the 2017 voting list, and the office to which he or she seeks nomination.
In order to run for public office, a resident must be at least 18-years old, an American citizen a registered voter in the ward they are running for.
The minimum number of signatures to be certified on nomination papers to place candidates on ballot is as follows:
•Ward Councillor: Signatures required 50; Term 2 years, one Councilor per ward
•Councillor At-Large: Signatures required 200; term 2 year; 3 elected
•School Committee: Signatures required 50; term 2 years’ one per ward
For more information please contact the City Clerk’s office 781-397 7116