Shrewsbury nomination papers now available

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Shrewsbury nomination papers now available
Nomination papers are available for the May 10 Shrewsbury election. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – Nomination papers are now available for Shrewsbury’s town election.

The papers must be submitted to the town clerk’s office by March 19 at 5 p.m. According to the town’s website, at least 50 signatures of Shrewsbury voters are required for all non-Town Meeting member positions. 

There are several townwide office positions to be decided this election cycle. 

  • Moderator (one seat, three-year term)
  • Select Board member (one seat, three-year term)
  • School Committee (one seat, three-year term)
  • Shrewsbury Housing Authority (one seat, five-year term)
  • Trustee of Public Library (three seats, three-year term)
  • Trustee of Public Library, to fill vacancy (one seat, one-year term)

Town Meeting member candidates must submit at least 10 signatures from voters within their precinct. Current Town Meeting members were sent a letter in January 2024 to confirm their interest in re-election. If the letter is not returned by Feb. 27, the candidate will need to pull nomination papers and obtain signatures to appear on the ballot.

Each of Shrewsbury’s 10 precincts will select eight members for three-year terms. There are also vacancies to fill.

  • Precinct 4 (one vacancy, two-year term)
  • Precinct 5 (one vacancy, two-year term)
  • Precinct 7 (one vacancy, one-year term)
  • Precinct 8 (two vacancies, two-year terms)

The Shrewsbury town election will take place on May 7, 2024. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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