Races shaping up for Westborough election


Races shaping up for Westborough election
There will be several contested races on the Westborough ballot. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – Several races are shaping up for this year’s Westborough election.

Two residents – Tim Askew and Boyd Conklin – have returned nomination papers, and will vie for the open seat on the School Committee. Kristen Vincent, the committee’s current vice chair, is not running for another term.

Conklin is also among five candidates planning to run for three open seats on the Board of Library Trustees. Jeanine Mindrum is running for re-election; the other contenders are Mary Botticelli Christensen, Michael Karp and Gregory Moberg.

The other potential contested race is for the one open veteran seat of the Trustees of Soldiers Memorials. Lee Strout and Andrew Toorock are the candidates.

The other candidates are as follows:

Select Board – two open seats

Sean Keogh (candidate seeking re-election)

Shelby Marshall (candidate seeking re-election)

Planning Board – one open seat

Mark Silverberg (candidate seeking re-election)

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School Committee – one open seat

Paul George (candidate seeking re-election)

Westborough Housing Authority – one open seat

Julia C. O’Neil-Welch (candidate seeking re-election)

Trustees of Soldiers Memorials (Non-Veteran) – two open seats

Mark Brady (candidate seeking re-election)

Donald Gilbert

Candidates for election have until Thursday, Feb. 8, to withdraw their nomination papers.

The Town Election will take place on Tuesday, March 12.

2024 Election Schedule

Except where noted, the polling location will be at Westborough High School, 90 West St., from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Early Vote by Mail is available for all elections in 2024. To vote by mail, return the postcard received from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts earlier this month.

March 5 – Presidential Primary Election. Early Vote In-Person available at Town Hall (Saturday, Feb. 24 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 26 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 27 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 28 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 29 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, March 1 – 7:30 a.m. to noon.

March 12 – Annual Town Election. No Early Voting in-person hours.

September – State Primary Election (date TBD). Early Vote In-Person will be available.

Nov. 5 – Presidential Election. Early Vote In-Person will be available.

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