Friday, March 29, 2013
Election Day has been switched to coincide with U.S. Senate Primary.
Friday, March 29
According to information on the Town Web Site, the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Town Election and Special U.S. Senate State Primary is Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Election Day is Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Town officials decided to switch the municipal election from Saturday, April 27, to coincide with the Senate Primary. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 978-658-2030.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Today is the deadline for candidates to return nomination papers for the April 30 municipal election.
(Editor's Note: This story was updated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with news that Lou Cimaglia had turned in his nomination papers for re-election to the Board of Selection.) The clock is ticking for candidates looking for a place on the ballot in the April 30 Municipal Election. Candidates have until 5 p.m. today (March 8) to return their nomination papers with the signatures of 50 registered Wilmington voters. Those signatures then need to be verified in order for the nomination to be official. Thre is a wide-open race for School Committee, as incumbent Margaret Kane and Kathleen Carroll and challengers Julie Broussard, Jennifer Spear and Donna Leone have returned papers for the two available seats. Jennifer Defeo and Michael Bodner could …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
One candidate takes out nomination papers for three different offices.
Just when it looked like the Board of Selectmen race might be the most interesting in the upcoming Municipal Election, the School Committee now looks as thought it ready to take center stage. Three additional potential candidates --Jennifer DeFeo, Jennifer Spear and Donna Leone -- took out nomination papers this week, joining Kathleen Carroll, Julie Broussard and incumbent Margaret Kane. This creates the potential for a six-way race (or more) for three seats on the committee. DeFeo employed the interesting strategy of taking out nomination papers for Housing Authority and Shawsheen Tech School Committee, in addition to the Wilmington School Committee. While it's unlikely she would run for all three seats, there is no law forbidding it. She…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Town Clerk recommends change for voter convenience and cost savings.
In a rare move, the Board of Selectmen has accepted a recommendation by the Town Clerk to change the date of the annual Municipal Election. At its meeting Monday night, the board voted, 3-0, to switch the Municipal Election from Saturday, April 27 to Tuesday, April 30. Board Chairman Mike Newhouse and Selectman Louis Cimaglia abstained, as they are candidates in the election. By shifting to April 30, Wilmington will merge its Municipal Election with the Primary Election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated when John Kerry was sworn in as Sec. of State. On Feb. 1, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a piece of special legislation allowing Massachusetts communities with spring municipal elections with the Senate Primary as a cost-saving measure. Town …