Election Information

2021 Annual Town Election Information

NOMINATION PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE  

Nomination papers are available for candidates interested in running for Municipal Office.

The Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Town Hall.  Polls open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

The Offices to be elected are as follows:

OFFICESEATS AVAILABLETERM OF OFFICE
Moderator11 year
Selectman13 years
Selectman11 year
Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee from Athol223 years
Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee from Athol11 year
Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee from Royalston13 years
Library Trustee23 years
Athol Housing Authority15 years
Athol Housing Authority14 years
Constable13 years

Registered voters who are interested in running for office should contact the Town Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment to pick up nomination papers.  Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by 5:00 pm.  In order to appear on the ballot, a candidate must obtain forty (40) signatures of registered voters in Athol for Town Offices and fifty (50) signatures for School Committee.

Incumbents up for re-election are:  Moderator, Lawrence P. McLaughlin; Selectman, Lee E. Chauvette (is not seeking re-election); Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee from Athol, Joao M. Baptista and Deborah B. Kuzmeskas; Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee from Royalston, Carla Rabinowitz; Library Trustees, Francis W. Foster and Christine A. Miranda; and Constable, Kenneth A. Vaidulas.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Deadline to register to vote for the Annual Town Election is Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts and who will be at least 18 years old on or before April 5, 2021 are eligible to register.  Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver's License can submit their registration online at http://www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.  Voter registration forms are also available next to lock box located in front of the Town Hall or can be requested to be mailed by contacting the Town Clerk's Office.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Voters who are unable to vote at the polls on election day due to (1) absence from town during the hours the polls are open; (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief may apply for an absentee ballot.

Click here for an absentee ballot application or call the Town Clerk's Office.

For further information, please call the Town Clerk's Office at 978-721-8445 or email at townclerk@townofathol.org.