Information for Candidates

To become a candidate for city office (Mayor, City Council, City Clerk, Cemetery or Parks Commission):

The City Charter deviates a bit from general statute in regards to getting on the city ballot. To be a candidate for office you will need to:

  • Turn in a Statement of Candidacy (this affirms that you want to run for office, and which office you are running for). Click here for a Consent of Candidate sheet.
  • The requirement for nomination petitions is currently suspended - none are necessary.
To become a candidate for school office (School Board, Moderator, Treasurer, Clerk) or local State office (State Representative, Justice of the Peace - neither of which are voted on on Town Meeting Day):

  • You also need a Consent of Candidate sheetThe requirement for nomination petitions is currently suspended - none are necessary.
  • Running for Justice of the Peace or State Representative requires 30 signatures, but you may use the regular petition form (click here).
For information on running for State Senate or statewide office, click here to go to the Secretary of State's website.

All petitions and statements of candidacy must be delivered together and received by the City Clerk no later than 5:00PM Monday, January 24th 2022.