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Burlington seeks residents to fill empty town meeting seats

Posted by Susannah Blair  February 2, 2012 10:03 AM

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The town is seeking residents interested in running for the 18 new town meeting seats that are being created due to the addition of a new voting precinct this year. Precinct 7 is being established as a result of the increase in the town’s population reflected in the 2010 census.
 
Town clerk Amy E. Warfield is encouraging residents in the precinct to step forward and run for the seats, which will be filled at the April 14 annual town election. Anyone who would like to determine if their address is within the new precinct can call the clerk’s office at 781-270-1660 or go to www.burlington.org

Meanwhile, the clerk’s office on Feb. 13 is holding its second special information night for potential candidates in the election. From 4-7 p.m., residents are invited to stop by the office to seek information about running or to pick up nomination papers. Prospective candidates for town-wide office and non-incumbents for town meeting seats have until Feb. 23 to take out nomination papers and Feb. 27 to return them.

Incumbent town meeting members who want to run again must notify the clerk’s office by Feb. 21.

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