Town elections in Plympton and Halifax will be held on Saturday, May 19, with Halifax at the Halifax Elementary School, Route 106, in the Multi-purpose room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plympton will elect its officers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Plympton Town House, 5 Palmer Rd., Route 58, Plympton.
Halifax finds two contests on the ballot this year: Holly J. Merry, the current assistant assessor for Halifax, is running for a position on the Board of Assessors, essentially looking to become her own boss. Michael J. Schlieff, a familiar candidate, is challenging her for that place on the board.
The second contest in Halifax is on the Silver Lake Regional School Committee where Gordon C. Andrews and Alexander Desharnais are seeking the single position there. Andrews currently serves as Chairman of the Planning Board and as a member of the Finance Committee. If elected, this would be the first time for Desharnais to hold office in Halifax.
Halifax has no candidates for two three-year terms on the Board of Library Trustees, and a five-year term on the Planning Board.
Plympton, which still hand counts each ballot, expects an early night on Saturday, as there are no contests on the ballot and several seats looking for write-in candidates to fill them: Assessor for three years, Finance Committee for two years, Library Trustee for three years, Library Trustee for two years, and Planning Board for four years.