**RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE IN THE MAY 18, 2021 HARVARD ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION**

Candidates may use Nomination Papers to run for an elected office in Harvard.

THE SELECT BOARD HAS VOTED NOT TO HOLD TOWN CAUCUS IN 2021 DUE TO THE ONGOING STATE OF EMERGENCY.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES MAY USE NOMINATION PAPERS TO RUN FOR TOWN OFFICE BY COLLECTING SIGNATURES OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN HARVARD.

                      Open seats are as follows:

Moderator                                        One Position for 1 Year

Select Board                                    One Position for 3 Years

Library Trustees                              Two Positions for 3 Years            

School Committee                           Two Positions for 3 Years

Warner Free Lecture Trustees       Two Positions for 3 Years

Interested individuals must be registered voters in Harvard to become a candidate for office by taking out nomination papers from the Town Clerk's office. Since Town Hall is currently closed, contact our office and we will email nomination papers to you along with further instructions. They may also be picked up by appointment. 

Twenty-five (25) certified signatures of voters registered in Harvard are required to place a candidate on the ballot.  It is recommended to collect more in case some signatures cannot be certified. 

The deadline to submit signed nomination papers to the Town Clerk is no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

A qualified candidate who has 25 certified signatures on their nomination papers will be placed on the May 18, 2021 Annual Town Election ballot.

The deadline for a candidate to file a notarized statement of withdrawal to remove their name from the ballot is no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Time and location to be determined.

The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in the Bromfield School Cafeteria. Hours to be determined.

The last day to register to vote, if not already a registered voter, for both the Annual Town Meeting and Annual Town Election is Friday, April 23, 2021. The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Or you may register online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

Please contact Town Clerk Marlene Kenney at 978-456‑4100 with any questions.

 

To view the 2021 seats open for election and Current Office Holders please see the following attachment:

 

                                               

 

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