How would I obtain nomination papers for local elections?

 

Nomination papers can be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk during normal business hours following the dates noted below

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

Preliminary Election

September 17, 2019*

Regular Election

November 5, 2019

First day to obtain nomination papers for local election

Monday, 

June 10

Monday, 

July 29

Last day to obtain nomination papers for local election. MGL c 53 s-9A 

Friday, 

July 26

Until 5:00pm

Friday, 

September 13

Until 5:00pm

Last day to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars for certification. MGL c 53 s-7

Tuesday, 

July 30

Until 5:00pm

Tuesday, 

September 17

Until 5:00pm

Last day to file nomination papers with Town Clerk*

MGL c 53 s-10

Tuesday, 

August 13

Until 5:00pm

Tuesday, 

October 1

Until 5:00pm

Deadline for posting list of Candidates

Wednesday, 

August 14

Wednesday, October 2

Last day to object to nomination papers or to withdraw MGL c 53, s-11, c 55B s-7

Thursday,

August 15

Until 5:00pm

Thursday,

October 3

Until 5:00pm

Drawing for Position on Ballot

Thursday,

August 15

At 5:15pm

Thursday,

October 3

At 5:15pm

Last day to register to vote in local election

MGL c 53, ss26, 28

Wednesday,

August 28

Until 8:00pm

Wednesday,

October 16

Until 8:00pm

ELECTION DAY

Tuesday,

September 17

7:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday, November 5

7:00am – 8:00pm

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REQUIREMENTS**

Preliminary Election

September 17, 2019*

Regular Election

November 5, 2019

Deadline to file “8th day preceding election”

Monday,

September 9, 2019

Monday,

October 28, 2019

Deadline to file “30-days following election”

Thursday,

October 17, 2019

Thursday,

December 5, 2019

Deadline to file “End of Year” Finance Report

Monday,

January 20, 2020

Monday,

January 20, 2020


*Braintree Charter - Section 7-3(c ): Condition Making Preliminary Election Unnecessary – If at the expiration of time for filing statements of mayoral candidates to be voted upon at any preliminary election, not more than 2 statements have been filed with the town clerk for the office of mayor, the candidates whose statements have been filed with the town clerk shall be considered to have been nominated to the office, and their names shall be voted upon for this office at the succeeding regular town election.


**All candidates running for office during 2019 are required
to file 8-day and 30-day campaign finance reports.  All campaign committees, regardless if they did
not run for office during 2019, are required to file “End of Year” campaign
finance reports.


 

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7. Which Elected Offices will appear on the Local Preliminary and Local Regular Election Ballots?
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