Halifax Town Clerk Barbara Gaynor has announced that the following have returned their nomination papers and will be listed on the ballot for the town’s annual election on May 18. The deadline to return nomination papers was Friday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in order to have the candidacy printed on the town’s election ballots.
Two candidates will seek the single selectman’s position left by retiring Kim Roy. Gordon C. Andrews, a current member of both Halifax Elementary School Committee and the Silver Lake Regional School Committee will face off against Melinda Tarsi, a member of the Finance Committee, in the election’s only contested race.
The following candidates will seek re-election to these three-year terms:
Board of Assessors – Thomas Millias; Board of Health – John Weber; Constable, two positions – Thomas Hammond and Thomas Schindler; Board of Library Trustees, two positions – Paul Delaney and Madeline Flood; Park Commissioner – Thomas Schindler; Silver Lake Regional School Committee – Paula Hatch; and Board of Water Commissioners – Donald Bosworth.
Amy Troup will seek election to Planning Board for the 5-year term. She is unopposed in her race.
There is no candidate for the Halifax Elementary School Committee three-year term.
The Annual Town Election will be held Saturday, May 18, at the Halifax Elementary School gym. The polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The last day to register to vote at the Annual Town Meeting and Town Election is Tuesday, April 23. The clerk’s office will be open until 8 p.m. on that day for voter registration. Also, people can check their voter registration status and register to vote online at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/
Assistant Town Clerk Patricia Detterman, the Town of Plympton Annual Town election will take place Saturday, May 18, at the Plympton Town House, 5 Palmer Rd., Rte. 58, Plympton. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The last day to return nomination papers with at least 20 signatures was last Friday, March 29.
According to Assistant Town Clerk Tricia Detterman, there are 14 positions on the ballot this May and the following have returned nomination papers:
Incumbent Arthur B. Morin, Jr., for the 3-year term on the Board of Health; incumbent Christine Winslow for the 3-year term on the Board of Library Trustees; Linda Lawson for the 2-year term on the Board of Library Trustees; incumbent Steven Lewis for the 3-year term on the Finance Committee; Barry DeCristofano for the 3-year term as Town Moderator; John Schmid for the 3-year term on the Planning Board; Ann Sobolewski for the 5-year term on the Planning Board; Amy Hempel for the 3-year term on the Plympton School Committee; Michael Antoine for the 2-year term on the Silver Lake Regional School Committee; Patricia Detterman for the 2-year term as Town Clerk; and incumbent John Traynor Jr. for the three year term as Selectman.
There are one 3-year term for Board of Assessors, one 3-year term on Finance Committee, and one 3-year term on the Board of Library Trustees that have no candidate.
The last day to object or withdraw nomination papers is Wednesday,
April 17, 2019.
Voting will take place at the Plympton Town House, Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.