Nomination papers for Grafton town election now available

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Nomination papers for Grafton town election now available
Grafton’s election is scheduled for May 21. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

GRAFTON – Nomination papers are now available for the annual Town Election, which will take place on Tuesday, May 21.

Any registered Grafton voter may pull papers. These may be obtained by contacting the office in advance for an appointment (emailed preferred) at [email protected] or 508-839-5335, ext. 1300.

Papers must be returned to the registrar of voters, through the town clerk’s office, by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, for certification.

Nomination papers must contain the names of at least 50 registered voters of Grafton, but candidates are urged to submit more than the minimum number required in case some names or signatures cannot be verified.

Candidates may withdraw their nomination papers up until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

The seats available are:

Select Board – (one) – three-year term available (seat currently held by Raymond Mead)

Board of Library Trustees – (three) – three-year terms available (seats currently held by Douglas Bowman, Stephanie Teixeira and Aaron Vandesteen)

Planning Board – (two) – three-year terms available (seat currently held by Robert Hassinger and Justin Wood)

School Committee – (two) – three-year terms available (seats currently held by Laura Often and Elizabeth Spinney)

Housing Authority- (one)- five-year term available (seat currently held by Shawn McAvey)

Polls on Election Day will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

Precincts 1, 2, and 3 at Grafton Middle School (22 Providence Road)

Precincts 4 and 5 at Millbury Street Elementary School (105 Millbury St.)

Grafton’s Election and Town Meeting dates

Presidential Primary – March 5, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last day to register Feb. 24). Early voting from Feb. 24 to March 1, times and location TBD.

Annual Local Election – May 21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last day to register May 3). Early voting TBD.

State Primary – Sept. 3, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last day to register Aug. 24) Early voting Aug. 24-31, times and locations TBD.

State Election – Nov. 5, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last day to register Oct. 26). Early voting Oct. 19-Nov. 1, times and locations TBD.

Annual Town Meeting – May 13, 7 p.m., high school auditorium (last day to register May 3).

Semi-annual Town Meeting – Oct. 21, 7 p.m., high school auditorium (last day to register Oct. 11).

For information, contact the town clerk’s office at 508-839-5335, ext. 1300, or visit https://grafton-ma.gov/271/Town-Clerk.

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