Deadline for Nomination Papers for Clarksburg Election

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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The last day to take out papers for the eight offices on the town election ballot is Friday, April 3. 
 
Offices up for election include a three-year term on the Select Board currently held by Jeffrey Levanos, and: 
  • Three-year School Committee seat held by Laura Wood
  • Five-year term on the Planning Board held by Gary Pierce
  • Three-year Board of Health seat held by Ronald Pierce
  • Three-year term as library trustee held by LInda Hurlbut
  • Three-year term as War Memorial Trustee held by Joseph Bushika III
  • One-year term as tree warden held by Ernest Dix
  • One-year term as moderator, currently vacant. 
The deadline to return nomination papers is Tuesday, April 7. Currently papers have been taken out for School Committee, War Memorial trustee and moderator. No papers have been returned as of yet.
 
The town election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Should this date change, it will be posted and announced. Legislation as it stands now states that even if the town election date changes, the only date that will also change is the voter registration date. All other dates, such as nomination paper deadline, will remain the same. 
 
You may make arrangements to obtain nomination papers by leaving a message for the town clerk at 413-663-8255 or TownClerk@ClarksburgMA.gov.

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