Friday, April 19, 2013
More than 4,000 residents have ignored their town census forms.
Residents who fail to fill out their municipal census form will not only get dropped from the active voting rolls, they also cost the town thousands of dollars every year. According to Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, more than 4,000 households have failed to fill out and return the town census forms that were sent out back in January. The "drop-dead" date to return the census forms is June 1. Two things will happen regarding the forms that are not returned by that date. The first is that residents who have not returned census forms will be dropped from the voting rolls. According to Graffeo, this means before being allowed to vote at the Special Senate Election on June 25th, “inactive “voters will be required to provide ID matching the address …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Town Clerk's office open extended hours for residents to register to vote in time for the Special Senate Primary.
Wednesday, April 10
(Editor's note: The following information has been submitted by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo.) A voter registration session has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 1009 Main Street. Denise Graffeo, Town Clerk, informs residents who have not registered to vote, this is the final day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the upcoming April 30, 2013 Special State Primary. Residents must be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day to be eligible to register. Residents may also register to vote during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Mail-in Voter Registration and Change of Party forms may also be obtained on our municipal …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A reader wants information on the voter registration deadline.
Question: When is the last day to register to vote in the Town Election? Answer: Occasionally, we get questions that are especially timely. As it happens, we just received the following information from Town Clerk Denise Graffeo relative to voter registration for both the Municipal Election on April 6 and the Annual Town Meeting, May 6 and 8: A voter registration session has been scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 1009 Main St. Denise Graffeo, Town Clerk, informs residents who have not registered to vote, this is the final day to be eligible to vote at the April 6, 2013 Annual Town Election and the May 6 & 8, 2013 Annual Town Meeting. Residents may also register to vote …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Six-person race for Board of Selectmen tops the ballot.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Six-person race for Board of Selectmen tops the ballot.
The deadline has passed, nomination papers have been submitted and certified and the ballot is now set for the 2013 Tewksbury Municipal Election. According to information provided by the Town Clerk's office, of those candidates who took out nomination papers, the only person not to turn them in was Robert Rosa, who had taken out papers for the Board of Selectmen. In all, there will be five contested races in the April 6 Election. Here is a breakdown of all the contests: Board of Selectmen: With Ann-Marie Stronach opting not to seek re-election, the gates were opened wide and a six-person race has developed for two seats. Incumbent Todd Johnson will be challenged by Mary Ellen Fernald, Jim Wentworth, Ken Miano, Ronert Marcin and Richard …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Those wishing to appear on the April ballot must return nomination papers by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
With just over 48 hours remain for potential candidates to return nomination papers to the Town Clerk's Office to secure a place on the April 6 ballot, there are still some noteable names in the "maybe" column. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 to return nomination papers with at least 50 valid signatures of registered Tewskbury voters. There are guaranteed to be several contested races on the ballot, including Board of Selectman, Board of Health (both 3-year and 2-year terms) and School Committee. But there are still some intresting questions to be answered in the next two days. Planning Board: Incumbent Robert Fowler is the only potential candidate to take out nomination papers but has yet to return them. If he fails to do so, the …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Candidates have just over a week left to become eligible for the April 6 Election.
The races are beginning to take shape for the 2013 Tewksbury Municipal election, as candidates return nomination sheets and the needed 50 signatures of registered Tewksbury voters are verified by the Town Clerk's Office. Four candidates are now officially on the ballot for the Board of Selectmen -- incumbent Todd Johnson and challengers Mary Ellen Fernald, Jim Wentworth and Richard Menard. But that race could grow become much more of a scramble if Robert Rosa, Ken Miano and Robert Marcin also get their nomination sheets certified. Incumbent Krissy Polimeno and challenger Raymond Lisiecki are on the ballot for the two seats up for grabs on the School Committee. Challenger Lisa Puccia has also returned her papers, though they have not yet …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Candidates have a little over two weeks left to return nomination papers.
It's always the prerogative of a politician to change his mind ... even when it comes down to running for office. After telling friends for months that he absolutely was "done" as a member of the Board of Health, Chairman Phil French has taking out nomination papers seeking re-election to another three-year term. He joins fellow incumbent Christine Kinnon and challenger James M. Killion in the race for two 3-year slots on the board. Kinnon has already returned her nomination papers and is on the ballot. In the meantime, the Board of Health will have at least one new member, after Ed Sheehan announced his resignation last week. Now, a special two-year slot will be added to the ballot to fill the remaining years on Sheehan's term. No one has…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Reed Updates selectmen on changes to CPA law.
The resignation of longtime Board of Health member Edward Sheehan has prompted the Board of Selectmen to make a change to the ballot in the upcoming Tewksbury Municipal Election. In his resignation letter, Sheehan said "unforeseen circumstances" forced him to step down. "It has been an honor to serve the Town of Tewksbury for the last 16 years," Sheehan wrote. "I want to thank those who have served on the board with me and most of all the citizens of Tewksbury." In light if Sheehan's resignation, selectmen voted unanimously at their Jan. 29 meeting to add a two-year Board of Health term to the ballot. The two years represent what is left on Sheehan's term. There are now three of five Board of Health seats up for grabs in the April election…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Seventh person takes out nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen.
A race that looked like it would have an empty slot on the Tewksbury Municipal Election ballot has taken an interesting turn. According to information provided by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, two new potential candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for seats on the Tewksbury School Committee. Raymond Lisiecki and Lisa Puccia both took out nomination papers last week for the two available seats on the committee. With incumbent Krissy Polimeno already officially on the ballot, there could be a contested Tewksbury School Committee election for the first time in three years. Incumbent Joseph Russell announced two weeks ago that he will not be seeking another term. Puccia was unsuccessful in a race for School Committee in 2010 and had …