Nomination papers for Westborough town offices now available


Westborough large web iconWestborough – Nomination papers are now available for the Westborough Town Election to be held Tuesday, March 4. Papers can be obtained through Friday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m. from the Town Clerk, Westborough Town Hall, 45 W. Main St., room 25. The Town Clerk's office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Prior to obtaining blank nomination papers from the Town Clerk, a candidate will file a statement with the Town Clerk. This statement will contain his/her name and address and the town office for which he/she intends to be a candidate. No candidate for a town office shall receive more blank nomination papers than will contain the number of signatures required to place his/her name in nomination, multiplied by five.

There are currently 12 positions up for election in Westborough. The following is a list of open positions and incumbents:

  • SELECTMEN (3- year term) – 1 slot open

Ian P. Johnson, 9 Bertis Adams Way

  • MODERATOR (3-year term) – 1 slot open

Joseph Harrington, 4 Jefferson Road

  • PLANNING BOARD (5-year term) – 1 slot open

Mark D. Silverberg, 7 Weld St.

  • PLANNING BOARD (2-year term) – 1 slot open

Edward P. Newton, Jr., 45 Summer Street (appointed)

  • SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3-year term) – 2 slots open

Ilyse Levine-Kanji, 11 Rocklawn Road

Josephine S. Hensley, 39 Arch St.

  • SCHOOL COMMITTEE (2-year term) 1 slot open

Karen M. Henderson, 11 High St. (appointed)

  • TOWN CLERK (3-year term) – 1 slot open

Nancy J. Yendriga, 110 Ruggles St.

  • TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY (3-year term) – 3 slots open

Patricia J. Fontes, 7 Eli Whitney St.

Lisa M. Freeman, 33 Linda St.

Dorothy S. Mello, 6 McTaggart St.

  • WESTBOROUGH HOUSING AUTHORITY (5-year term) – 1 slot open

Priscilla A. Federici, 8 Hadley Lane

The last day to object to a nomination or withdraw is Thursday, Jan. 30, until 5 p.m.? Residents may register to vote until Wednesday, Feb. 12, for the Town Election and Town Meeting.

On Tuesday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Town Election will be held in the following polling places: Gibbons Middle School gym, 20 Fisher St. (Precincts 1 and 3); Hastings Elementary School gym, 111 E. Main St. (Precinct 2); and Mill Pond School, 6 Old Hickory Path (Precincts 4 and 5).

Town Meeting will be held Saturday, March 15, from 1 to 10:30 p.m. at the Westborough High School auditorium, 90 W. Main St., to be continued as necessary.

For questions on the nomination process, call the Town Clerk at 508-366-3020.