Milton annual Town Election nomination papers are due on March 12, 2019

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Milton annual Town Election nomination papers are due on March 12, 2019

Milton’s Town Clerk announces nomination papers for 2019 Town Election

All nomination papers are due on March 12, 2019.

Town Clerk, Susan M. Galvin, announces that Nomination Papers for both Town Wide and/or Town Meeting Members will be available beginning January 22, 2019 in the Office of the Town Clerk. Ms. Galvin would like to encourage all residents to consider running for office. “Citizen participation in Town government is essential to providing the residents of Milton with clear access to our Town government.”

The annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

To be placed upon the ballot, Town Wide candidates must obtain a minimum of 50 legible signatures from registered voters.

Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain a minimum of 10 legible signatures from the precinct in which they reside.

For 2019, candidacy announcements are due to the Milton Scene by April 12, 2019.

Candidacy announcements received after the due date will not be posted on the Milton Scene or Milton Neighbors.

How to submit your announcement to the Milton Scene:

General requirements:

  • Please email your submission to info@miltonscene.com.
  • Submissions sent later than three weeks prior to the election will not be published.
  • Please send your announcement in Microsoft Word or via regular email.
  • Please do not send fliers or PDFs.
  • Please do not format your content with different fonts, etc. We will be formatting your content to fit the Milton Scene template.
  • When referencing event times, please use this style: Feb. 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • We recommend 600 words or less.
  • A photo is recommended. If you do not include a photo, we will include our general election photo.

Photos and images:

  • Please send your writing and images in separate files (do not embed an image in a PDF or Microsoft Word page).
  • The standard size that we use is 777x437px. JPG or PNG file formats preferred.

Advertising for political candidates:

Advertising opportunities are also available for political candidates.


Town Wide Offices:

  • Two Members of the BOARD OF SELECTMEN and SURVEYOR OF THE HIGHWAY for a term of three years
  • A TOWN TREASURER for a term of one year
  • One ASSESSOR for a term of three years
  • One ASSESSOR for a term of two years to fill a vacancy
  • Two SCHOOL COMMITTEE members for a term of three years
  • One PARK COMMISSIONER for a term of three years
  • One Member of the BOARD of HEALTH for a term of three years
  • Three TRUSTEES of the PUBLIC LIBRARY for a term of three years
  • Four CONSTABLES for a term of three years
  • One TOWN MODERATOR for a term of three years
  • One TRUSTEE of the CEMETERY for a term of five years
  • One TRUSTEE of the CEMETERY for a term of three years to fill a vacancy
  • One Member of the HOUSING AUTHORITY for a term of five years
  • *One PLANNING BOARD member for a term of five years.

*The Planning Board member term is subject to change from five years to three years pending approval from the Attorney General’s Office of the bylaw amendment voted by the 2018 Fall Town Meeting under Article 8.

Representative Town Meeting Member:

Precinct One:

  • Nine for a term of three years

Precinct Two: Eleven for a term of three years

  • One for a term of two years
  • One for a term of one year

Precinct Three:

  • Ten for a term of three years

Precinct Four:

  • Eleven for a term of three years

Precinct Five:

  • Eight for a term of three years
  • One for a term of two years

Precinct Six:

  • Ten for a term of three years

Precinct Seven:

  • Ten for a term of three years
  • One for a term of one year

Precinct Eight:

  • Ten for a term of three years
  • One for a term of one year

Precinct Nine:

  • Ten for a term of three years
  • One for a term of two years

Precinct Ten:

  • Six for a term of three years

For a daily listing of candidates that have pulled nomination papers kindly refer to the daily activity link on the home page of the Office of the Town Clerk website or contact the Office of the Town Clerk for more information at 617-898-4859.

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