Elections

Thinking of running for an elected office at the

March 12, 2022 Annual Town Election?

Town Offices that will appear on the Ballot at the 2022 Annual Town Election:

Number of Elected Terms

Elected Office

Term of Office

 

 

 

 

Two (2)

Select Board

Three (3) Years

 

One (1)

Board of Assessors

Three (3) Years

 

One (1)

Board of Health

Three (3) Years

 

Two (2)

Planning Board

Three (3) Years

 

Three (3)

Library Trustees

Three (3) Years

 

Two (2)

School Committee

Three (3) Years

 

One (1)

Town Moderator

Three (3) Years

 

One (1)

Regional School Committee

Three (3) Years

 

Candidates for local office shall be nominated by filing intentions and circulating nomination papers available from the Town Clerk or by participation and nomination at the Annual Town Caucus.

1. Filing Intentions to Run for Office with the Town Clerk (Forms and Nomination Papers become available on December 6 at the Town Clerk’s Office.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for filing Intentions to run for office with the Town Clerk. Each candidate must submit a signed, statement of their intention to be a candidate (on a form provided by the Town Clerk) in person at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Upon filing, each candidate will receive five nomination papers for collecting signatures. Signatures should be substantially in the same form as the individual is registered.  This means the Board of Registrars may certify a signature when the middle name or initial has been included or excluded, but the street address must include the street number as registered.   State Law requires fifty signatures that can be certified by the Board of Registrars.

2. Town Citizen’s Caucus information

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. the voters of the Town of Bedford will meet in the Richard T. Reed Room, 10 Mudge Way to Nominate candidates for elected Town Offices. The Caucus shall receive nominations from the floor for each office before voting on the nominations. A person must be present at the Caucus and be a registered voter in Bedford to be nominated. The two candidates for each position that receive the highest number of votes shall be declared nominated, providing that any nominee receives at least a minimum vote of eight percent of the caucus members voting. Following written acceptance, the names of the Caucus nominees shall appear on the ballot without further requirements.