By Carol Britton Meyer
Mark your calendars!
The date of Town Meeting 2021 has been postponed from Monday, April 26, to Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m., to allow for an outdoor session due to the pandemic. The rain dates are the following weekend -- Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, at the same time -- because May 9 is Mother's Day.
The Selectmen recently voted in favor of reducing the usual 300 quorum to convene a Town Meeting to 200 due to COVID-19 considerations, which is allowed under state law.
The in-person town election has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 22. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
As an alternative to in-person voting on the day of the election, vote-by-mail applications are available at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2021-Vote-by-Mail-Application.pdf or by calling or emailing the Hingham Town Clerk's office: (781) 741-1410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are five races in the town election: Selectman, Town Clerk, board of health, municipal light board, and board of assessors, which makes for a busy election season!