How to run for office in Milton’s 2023 Annual Town Election – nomination papers due Mar. 7

Election 2023: How to Run for Office
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How to run for office in Milton’s 2023 Annual Town Election – nomination papers due Mar. 7

It’s hard to believe, but election season will be upon us shortly!

The Annual Town Election will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Nomination Papers for both Town Wide Offices and Town Meeting for the Annual Town Election to be held April 25, 2023, are available by contacting the Office of the Town Clerk. Papers must be picked up in person by the candidate. Nomination papers for Milton’s 2023 Annual Town Election due March 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Getting your name on the ballot

Running for election is simple. Nomination papers are available in the Office of the Town Clerk. Have your neighbors and friends who are registered voters clearly sign your papers. Submit completed nomination papers to the Town Clerk by the deadline.

To Be Nominated for Town-wide Office: Signatures of at least 50 registered voters of the Town are required on the nomination papers. The Town Clerk must certify these signatures so we always suggest obtaining about 20% more just to be safe.

To Be Nominated for Town Meeting: Signatures of at least 10 registered voters of your precinct are required on the nomination papers. The Town Clerk must certify these signatures so we always suggest obtaining about 50% more just to be safe. Some current Town Meeting Members will be seeking re-election but all seats are available in each precinct.

Getting your nomination papers

Please contact the Town Clerk regarding picking up and dropping off of your nomination papers.

Phone:
(617) 898-4859

Address:
525 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA 02186

The deadline to submit signed nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s office is March 7, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Open Town Wide Offices

  • Select Board Vote for Two – 3 years
  • Town Treasurer Vote for One – 1 year
  • Board of Assessors Vote for One – 3 years
  • School Committee Vote for Two – 3 years
  • Park Commissioner Vote for One – 3 years
  • Board of Health Vote for One – 3 years
  • Trustees of the Public Library Vote for Three – 3 years
  • Trustees of the Cemetery Vote for One – 5 years
  • Housing Authority Vote for One – 5 years
  • Planning Board Vote for Two – 3 years

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