Town Crier

WILMINGTON — More nomination papers are be­ing pulled for the upcoming April 24 election.

As previously reported, incumbents MJ Byrne and David Ragsdale pulled no­mination papers for the two open seats on the School Committee.

This week, Jonathan Ea­ton pulled nomination pa­pers for the open Board of Selectmen seat. He is an incumbent candidate. Ea­ton is also the current chairman for the board.

Charles Fiore Jr. pulled papers for the vacant seat on the Shawsheen Regional School Committee. Fiore is the only candidate thus far who is not an incumbent. The current individual in the seat, Jim Gillis, has not yet pulled nomination pa­pers. Gillis ran unopposed in 2018.

The open seat on the Wil­mington Housing Author­ity and the position of Town Moderator still have no candidates as of Tuesday, Feb. 9. The current Town Moderator, Robert Peter­son Jr., previously announ­ced that he will not be running for re-election.

As of now, each candidate reported is running unopposed.

As a reminder, the last day for newly eligible voters to register in time to participate in this year’s annual election is Monday, April 5.

The final day for interested parties to pull nomination papers is Friday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m. No­mination papers must have at least 50 valid signatures in order to be accepted. Those interested should reach out to the Town Clerk for more information.

Those participating in this year’s annual election should check their pre­cinct to make sure they vote at the correct polling place, and those voting absentee should go to the Town of Wilmington official website and find the Voting & Elections Section under the Town Clerk page, in order to access the correct documents that are needed to request an absentee ballot. Instructions and the absentee ballot form can both be found on the website.

Voting will take place on April 24, 2021, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Those voting will report to their precinct polling station. Information on where each precinct is voting can also be found on the Town of Wilmington website.

Voters on April 24 should continue to follow safety guidelines when voting, such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing, and to also continue to be educated in the matter of elections and their candidates.

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