Lexington, Massachusetts
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Nomination Papers  

Calendar of Key Dates


Nomination and Petition Papers for Municipal Elections

The first step to running for office or placing a question on the ballot is to gather the required number of signatures of registered voters on petition papers. The number of signatures depends on the office or the type of question.

Once the signatures are gathered, the petition papers are submitted to the Town Clerk/Board of Registrars for certification.  If the required number of signatures is certified, the candidate or question will appear on the ballot.  guidelines and instruction for seeking elected office or placing a question on the local ballot are available from the Town Clerk's office.

November 2014 Special Town Election
(Concurrent with November 2014 State Election)

2014 ELECTION CALENDAR - Special Town Election

DATE-EVENT

 Wednesday, October 15, 2014   8:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register to Vote in Town Election
 Tuesday, October 28, 2014   Deadline for Posting of Warrant
 Monday, November 3, 2014   Noon - Application Deadline for Absentee Ballot for Town Election
 Tuesday, November 4, 2014   Special Town Election

    
201 4 CANDIDATE  DEADLINES - Special Town Election

DATE-EVENT

 Friday, August 15, 2014

Candidate Papers Available

 Friday, September 12, 2014 

 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Obtain Blank Nomination Papers

 Monday, September 15, 2014

 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Submit Signed Nomination Papers to Board 
                     of Registrars/Town Clerk for Certification

 Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Candidates to Withdraw

 


Guide to Seeking Elected Office in Lexington 2014
 

 

2014 ELECTION CALENDAR - Annual Town Election

DATE-EVENT

 Friday, December 27, 2013  4:30 p.m. - Warrant Closure Deadline
 Tuesday, February 11, 2014    8:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register to Vote in Town Election
 Monday, February 24, 2014   Deadline for Posting of Warrant
 Friday, February 28, 2014  5:00 p.m. - Application Deadline for Absentee Ballot
 Monday, March 3, 2014   Annual Town Election 
 Monday, March 24, 2014  Annual Town Meeting


2014 CANDIDATE DEADLINES - Annual Town Election

DATE-EVENT

 Monday, Jan. 6, 2014  5:00 p.m. - Deadline to File with Town Clerk: Incumbent Town 
                     Meeting Members
 Friday, Jan. 10, 2014   5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Obtain Blank Nomination Papers: New 
                    Candidates - All Offices
 Monday, Jan. 13, 2014  5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Submit Signed Nomination: Papers to Board 
                     of Registrars/Town Clerk for Certification
 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014  5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Candidates to Withdraw


SCHEDULE-EVENT

Late Dec. as voted by Board of Selectmen-Warrant Closure Deadline

56 Days prior to election-Deadline for Incumbent Town Meeting Members

51 Days prior to election-Deadline to obtain Nomination Papers

49 Days prior to election-Deadline to submit signed Nomination Papers

33 Days prior to election-Deadline for Candidates to Withdraw

20 Days prior to election-Voter Registration Deadline

7 Days prior to election-Warrant Posting Deadline

Friday prior to Monday Election-Absentee Ballot Deadline

First Monday in March, unless otherwise declared-Annual Town Election

Usually Last Monday in March-Annual Town Meeting - Session 1

 

Town Committees 

(elected on March Presidential Primary Ballot - 2016, 2020, etc.)

Each political party may elect a town committee consisting of three to thirty-five members in each town for a four-year term. Members of town committees serve in the following capacities:

    Represent their party at the local neighborhood level;

    Promote the objectives of the party; and

    Work for the nomination and election of party candidates.
 

Three ways to run for town committee:

Incumbent members of the current committee often form their own slate;

An interested person may request a place on this slate by contacting the chairperson whose name is available from the local election office in the city or town hall;

A candidate may run on another slate; a candidate may run as an individual

Nomination papers are available beginning August the year prior to the State Election, in the Elections Division, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, One Ashburton Place, Room 1705, Boston, MA 02108 or thereafter at the Lexington Town Clerk's Office, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nomination papers must be submitted to the office of the Lexington Town Clerk/Board of Registrars for the certification of names by the following November.

Nomination papers must be picked up from the Town Clerk's Office and filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Additional information is available from both the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Office of the Lexington Town Clerk.  

Secretary of the Commonwealth - ELECTIONS DIVISION

 

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