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Nomination Papers Available Next Month

Photo by Kelly A. Mello
Photo by Kelly A. Mello
Nomination papers for candidates running for Town Offices and Town Meeting Members will be available in the Town Clerk's Office beginning Jan. 2, 2014 for the Annual Town Election to be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Candidates for Town Office must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters town wide and new Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct. The last day to file nomination papers with the Board of Registrars is Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014. 
Incumbent Town Meeting Members must return the written acceptance form (which they will receive in the mail) to the Town Clerk's Office by Tuesday, Feb. 11th.

The following slate of offices will be on the April ballot:
One moderator for one year;
Two selectmen for three years;
One assessor for three years;
Two members of School Committee for three years;
One member of School Committee for two years;
One trustee of Memorial Park (trustee of soldiers’ memorials – veteran) for three years;
Three trustees of Needham Public Library for three years;
One member of Board of Health for three years;
One member of Planning Board for five years;
One member of Needham Housing Authority for five years;
One commissioner of Trust Funds for three years;
One member of Park and Recreation Commission for three years;
Two constables for three years.

In addition, the following Town Meeting Member positions will be on the ballot: 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct A for three years; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct B for three years;
One Town Meeting member from Precinct B for two years; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct C for three years;
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct D for three years; 
One Town Meeting member from Precinct D for two years; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct E for three years; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct F for three years; 
One Town Meeting member from Precinct F for one year; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct G for three years; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct H for three years;
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct I for three years; 
Eight Town Meeting members from Precinct J for three years.

Candidates for re‑election will be listed on the ballot first, in alphabetical order, followed by new candidates in alphabetical order.

For information call the Town Clerk's Office at 455‑7500, extension 216.

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