Election Season Well Underway
By Carol Britton Meyer
Eleven elected town officers have terms expiring in 2022, representing the role of town moderator and 10 different boards, committees, and commissions.
These include select board, school committee, planning board, board of assessors, board of health, municipal light board, housing authority, and the recreation and sewer commissions.
Nomination papers for this year's town election -- date to be determined -- are due back March 11.
A number of incumbents along with several "newcomers" to town government have taken out nomination papers for various positions. Those who return their completed nomination papers become official candidates once the required number of signatures are certified.
"While 50 certified signatures of voters registered in the Town of Hingham are required to be placed on the ballot, it's recommended that those submitting papers obtain a minimum of 75 signatures," according to Town Clerk Carol Falvey.
Having more candidates than the number of available seats on a particular committee, commission, or board, constitutes a race.
This could be an exciting election season!!
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