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A reminder that the last day to register to vote in the MA General Election is Saturday, October 29, 2022. To be eligible to register or preregister to vote, you must:
YOU CAN VOTE BY MAIL!
Vote by Mail applications will be mailed in July and September to every voter who hasn’t already requested a mail-in ballot for the fall elections. Vote by Mail applications can also be downloaded from the Secretary of State website. Completed ballots must be received at Town Hall by 8 PM on election day.
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER 6TH STATE PRIMARY ELECTION
Considering running for local public office in Wellesley’s March 1, 2022 election? Now’s the time!
Nomination papers are available now for candidates to take out from the Town Clerk’s office. To assist potential candidates - individuals who are curious, concerned or interested in following the direction of Wellesley’s current projects – the League of Women Voters of Wellesley held its annual “How to Run for Local Public Office” event virtually on December 1.
This program is particularly useful for those seeking office for the first time. The video can be viewed here, a detailed Road Map to Running for office and the Town of Wellesley 2022 Election Candidate Handbook which includes detailed descriptions of each office are also available. The League urges candidates to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the responsibilities of the position they seek. The LWV’s Town Government Handbook 2021, a detailed guide for Town Meeting members, is also found on the website.
Candidates must take out nomination papers in person, by appointment only, from the Town Clerk’s office. For an appointment, please email Elections@wellesleyma.gov.
The League of Women Voters is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization dedicated to promoting political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League does not support or oppose candidates.
Individuals who are curious, concerned or interested in following the direction of Wellesley’s current projects are encouraged to consider becoming more directly involved in their community by running for Town Meeting Member or an elected board. Now’s the time to get organized for the March 1, 2022 Town Election!
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley invites members of the community to a virtual presentation, “How to Run for Local Public Office” on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm. The speakers, Mark Kaplan (Town Moderator) will cover Town Government structure and how it works, and KC Kato (Town Clerk) will review offices on the ballot and the pragmatic nuts and bolts of running a campaign. Questions will be welcomed from the audience.
To register for this event, visit: lwvwellesley.org .
Useful links on the LWV Wellesley website:
Road Map to Running for office
Town of Wellesley 2022 Election Candidate Handbook
Town Government Handbook 2021
Nomination papers will become available on December 1. Candidates must take out nomination papers in person, by appointment only, from the Town Clerk’s office on or after this date. For an appointment, please email Elections@wellesleyma.gov.
WELLESLEY TOWN ELECTION CALENDAR 2022
Nomination Papers Available from Town Clerk
By appointment only
December 1, 2021 at Noon
Last day to obtain Nomination Papers for town-wide offices
January 7, 2022 at 5 pm
Last day to return Nomination papers for town-wide offices (50 Signatures)
January 11, 2022 at 5 pm
Last day for incumbent TMM to file notice of candidacy with Town Clerk
January 18, 2022 at 5 pm
Last day to obtain Nomination papers for new TMM candidates
January 21, 2022 at 5 pm
Last day to return Nomination papers for new TMM candidates (10 signatures in precinct)
January 25, 2022 at 5 pm
Drawing for position on the ballot
January 27, 2022 at 10 am
Last day to register to vote for March 1, 2022 Annual Town Election (8 am to 8 pm)
February 9, 2022
LWV Candidates Night
February 10, 2022, 7 pm
Annual Town Election
March 1, 2022
Annual Town Meeting begins
March 28, 2022 at 7 pm
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to promoting political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.