Although the filing period does not close until Friday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m., several residents have already announced their candidacy.
Jim Butler filed to run for re-election to the Town Council, where one seat is open; Gary Vermillion for re-election to the Budget Committee, Sherry Farrell for re-election as Town Clerk, and Carole Introne and Betsy McKinney for re-election as Trustees of the Trust Fund.
Leitha Reilly and Steve Young filed for re-election to the two seats open on the School Board.
Other town positions that are open include Trustee of the Leach Library, three-year-term; Trustee of the Trust Funds, two positions, each three-year-terms; Town Clerk, three-year-term; and Budget Committee, three-year-term.
To file as a candidate for a town position, visit any of the town clerks at the Town Offices by Jan. 30 at 5 p.m.
School Board applicants must file with School District Clerk Mary Soares. Contact Soares at 247-1679 to schedule an appointment. Soares will also be in the School District Office on Jan. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. to accept last-minute filings.
Residents will not be able to register to vote during the period of candidate filing, now through Jan. 30. The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet at Town Hall on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. until noon to register voters, the last day residents may register to vote before deliberative sessions. Residents must provide proof of citizenship, identity and residency; or may sign an affidavit.
The School District’s Deliberative Session is scheduled for Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and the Town’s Deliberative Session is to be held Feb. 7 at 9 a.m.
Residents may not register to vote at the deliberative sessions.