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To run for statewide office, it's helpful to have served locally. Below, a list of local seats that are open this year -- and the deadlines associated with them.

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OPEN local SEATS AND DEADLINES
 

Large Towns

GREAT BARRINGTON 

Moderator-1 (1yr)                  
Selectboard-2 (3 yrs)                        
Board of Health-1 (3 yrs)
Constables-2 (3 yrs)        
Finance Committee-2 (3 yrs)  
Library Trustees-2 (3 yrs)       
Housing Authority-1(1yr)   
Housing Authority-2 (5yrs)    
Planning Board-1 (3 yrs)
Zoning Board of Appeals-2 (3 yrs)

Last day to get Nomination papers: 3.23
Last day to submit papers: 3.27

Required # of signatures: 28

Town Meeting: 5.7
Town Election: 5.15 

LEE

Moderator-1 (1yr)                  
Selectboard-1 (3 yrs)       
Planning Board-1 (3 yrs)
Constables-4 (3 yrs)     
School Committee-2 (3 yrs)   
Housing Authority-1 (5yrs)
Reps for Districts 1,2,3,4,5,& 6 -18,3 in each, (3 yrs)  
Rep for District 4- 1 (2 yrs)

Last day to obtain Nomination papers: 3.23
Last day to submit Nomination papers: 3.26

Town Caucus: 3.30—4.6, 2018
Town Meeting: 5.10
Town Election: 5.14

LENOX

Moderator-1 (1 yr)                 
Selectman-2 (3 yrs)  
Board of Health-1 (3yrs)
Board of Health-1 (2yrs)  
Assessor-1 (3yrs)           
School Board-3 (3yrs)
Planning Board-1 (5yrs)

Last day to obtain Nomination papers: 3.15
Last day to submit Nomination papers: 4.2

# of Required Signatures: 20

Town Meeting: 5.3
Town Election: 5.7

SHEFFIELD 

Moderator-1 (1yr)                 
Selectman-1 (3 yrs)   
Planning Board-2 (3 yrs)
Library Trustees-1 (3 yrs) 

Deadline to obtain nomination papers: March 23, 2018, 4pm
Deadline to submit papers: March 26, 2018, by 5pm

(The required number of certified signatures is 24, but more are recommended.)

Town Meeting: 5.7
Town Election: 5.14

 

 

Mid-Size Towns

BECKET

Selectman-1 (3 yrs)  
Board of Health-1 (3 yrs)       
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)
Constable-2 (3 yrs)          
Finance Committee-2 (3 yrs)
Cemetery Commissioner-1 (3 yrs)

Last day to obtain Nomination papers: 3.30
Last day to submit papers: 4.3
# of Signatures needed: 20

Town Caucus: April 10th, 2018
Town Meeting: May 12th, 2018
Town Election: May 19th, 2018

NEW MARLBOROUGH 

Moderator-1 (1yr)                  
Selectman-1 (3 yrs)       
Assessor-1 (3 yrs)                                   
Tree Warden-1 (1 yr) Constable-1 (3yrs)              
Board of Health-1(3 yrs)
Library Trustee-1 (3 yrs)           
Library Trustee-1 (2 yrs)   
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)
Finance Committee-2 (3 yrs)    
Finance Committee-1 (1 yr)

Deadline to obtain nomination papers: None, can be found online
Deadline to submit papers:  3.20

Town Caucus: 3.27
Town Meeting: 5.7
Town Election: 5.14

OTIS

Moderator*-1 (1 yr)                
Tree Warden*-1 (1 yr)           

Last day to submit Nomination papers: April 3rd, 2018

Town Caucus: April 10th, 2018
Town Meeting: May 15th, 2018
Town Election: May 22nd, 2018

STOCKBRIDGE

Moderator-1 (3yrs)                        
Tree Warden-1 (3 yrs)                 
Selectman-1 (3 yrs)
Board of Assessors-1 (3yrs)   
Board of Health-1 (3 yrs)  
Parks and Rec-1 (3 yrs)
Sewer and Water-1 (3 yrs)      
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)        

Last day to obtain Nomination papers: 3.30
Last day to submit Nomination papers: 4.3

Town Meeting: 5.21
Town Election: 5.22

 

 

Smaller Towns

EGREMONT

Moderator-1 (1yr)                  
Town Clerk-1 (1yr)   
Tree Warden-1 (1 yr)
Selectman-1 (3 yrs)     
Assessor-1 (3yrs)                
Library Trustee-1 (3yrs)
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)  
Planning Board Associate Member-1 (2 yrs)
Cemetery Commissioner-1 (3 yrs)

Last day to submit Nomination papers: 3.20
(The required number of certified signatures is 20.)

Town Meeting: 5.1
Town Election: 5.8

MONTEREY

Zoning Board-1 (5 yrs)                      
Assessor-1 (3 yrs)    
Assessor-1 (2 yrs)
Board of Health-1 (3 yrs)                   
Moderator-1 (1 yr)     
Library Trustee-2 (3 yrs)        
Parks & Rec-2 (3 yrs)                   
Parks & Rec-1 (1 yr)                 
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)
Selectboard-1 (3 yrs)        
Tree warden-1 (1 yr)    
Finance Committee-1 (3 yrs)
Cemetery Commissioner-1 (3yrs )

Last day to submit Nomination papers to registrar: 3.20, 5 pm

Town Meeting: 3.5
Town Election: 3.8

SANDISFIELD

Moderator-1 (1 yr)                 
Selectman-1 (1 yr)                
Selectman-1 (3 yrs)
Assessor-1 (3 yrs)                
Board of Health-1 (3 yrs)           
School Committee-1 (3 yrs)                      
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)

To appear on the ballot, applicants may submit nomination papers OR be nominated at the caucus.

Deadline to obtain Nomination papers: 3.19
Last day to submit: 3.22

Town Caucus: April 5th, 2018
Town Meeting: May 12th, 2018
Town Elections: May 14th, 2018

WEST STOCKBRIDGE
Moderator-1 (1yr)                             
Selectman-1 (3 yrs)                
Assessor-1 (3yrs)                   
Finance Committee-2 (3 yrs)  
Board of Health-1 (3 yrs)  
Library Trustee-1 (3 yrs) Cemetery Commissioner-1 (3 yrs)                                            
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)

Last day to submit Nomination papers: contact town

Town Meeting: contact town
Town Election: contact town

 

 

Very Small Towns!

ALFORD

Contact town.

Town Meeting: May 8th, 2018
Town Election: May 15th, 2018

MOUNT WASHINGTON

Selectman-1 (3 yrs)   
Town Clerk-1 (1 yr)     
Treasurer-1 (1 yr)
Tax Collector-1 (3 yrs)          
Assessor-1 (3 yrs)            
School Committee-1 (3yrs)
Constable-1 (1 yr)               
Planning Board-1 (5 yrs)  
Library Trustee-1 (3 yrs)
Moderator-1 (1 yr)          
Auditor-1 (1 yr)

Last day to obtain Nomination papers: 3.16
Last day to submit Nomination papers: 4.3

Town Meeting: 5.1
Town Election: 5.8

 

 

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