Staff Reports On: 09:49AM / Wednesday March 19, 2014
ADAMS, Mass. — The town will see several races on this year's election ballot, including for the one selectman's seat.
Incumbent Michael Ouellette will vie for a third three-year term against newcomer Jeffrey Michael Snoonian of 1 Berkshire Square.
Ouellette, of Tramway Drive, was first elected in 2008 and won a narrow victory to retain his seat in 2011.
There will be a three-way race for treasurer/collector between the town's financial assistants Paula Schrade and Town Meeting Member Kelly F. Rice, and Melissa McGovern-Wandrei, currently the appointed treasurer/collector in Clarksburg.
The incumbent, Holly Denault, is retiring in May; the winner of the election will complete the two years left of Denault's term.
Dennis A. Gajda and George J. Haddad will vie for the one three-year seat on the Board of Assessors being vacated by Lynn D. Avery.
Incumbents Joseph F. Greenbush and David M. Strzepek are running for the two three-year library trustee seats; Jill Pompi, appointed to the trustees in December, is running for the two-year seat.
Jacob N. Schutz, an incumbent, and Scott E. Cernik are running for two three-year Park Comission seats.
Incumbents also running for re-election are Moderator Edward Driscoll, one year; Planning Board member Barbara Ziemba, five years; Housing Authority member, Mark Alan Covert, five years; McCann School Committee member Daniel J. Maloney Jr., three years, and Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee member Regina A. Hill, representing Adams for three years.
No candidates submitted nomination papers for a five-year spot on the Redevelopment Authority or a three-year seat on the Cemetery Commission.
The election will be held Monday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town garage; the deadline to register to vote is April 15 by 8 p.m.
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Voting is from 7 to 8 p.m.
Deadline to register or change party affiliation is Aug. 20; only unenrolled voters may select which primary to vote in. More information on registering can be found here.
Candidates on the ballot in a race for their party nomination; all others on the ballot are unopposed
Republican • Governor: Charles D. Baker & Mark R. Fisher
Democratic • Governor: Donald M. Berwick, Martha Coakley & Steven Grossman • Lieutenant governor: Leland Cheung, Stephen J. Kerrigan & Michael E. Lake • Attorney general: Maura Healey & Warren E. Tolman • Treasurer: Thomas P. Conroy, Barry R. Finegold & Deborah B. Goldberg
The cities of Pittsfield and North Adams will hold municipal elections for mayor, city council and school committee in 2015
You may vote absentee: if you will be absent from your town or city on election day, have a physical disability that prevents you from voting at the polls or cannot vote at the polls because to religious beliefs.