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'22 election: Papers for townwide hopefuls available

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UPDATED Jan. 19: Here are the basics about Arlington's 2022 town election, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nomination papers for potential townwide candidates are to be available starting Monday, Jan. 3. Candidates may apply in person.

See information for townwide candidates here >>

See information for Town Meeting candidates here >>

Notice regarding Town Meeting races and vacancies (nomination papers available Jan. 27) >>

Townwide offices for 2022

One assessor for three years

Incumbent: Bob Greeley, who has announced that he is not running.

One assessor to two years (to fill a vacancy)

Appointee: William Zagata (took out papers)

One town moderator for three years

Incumbent: John Leone (took out papers)

One Select Board member for three years

Incumbent; Stephen W. DeCourcey. The current chair has announced that he is running, and he has taken out papers.

Two School Committee members for three years

Incumbent: Dr. Kirsi Allison-Ampe, currently secretary (took out papers)

Incumbent: Leonard Kardon


Candidates for key town offices

To help inform the public about your candidacy, please send responses to the following for publication to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your answers may be of any length and will be edited for accuracy and clarity.

  • Why are you running?
  • What key issues do you see facing Arlington?
  • How do you plan to address them?
  • What is your personal background relevant to the position you seek?
  • Please provide a current photograph head shot.

For campaign-finance information for townwide candidates, click here >> 

Voter registration

To look up your voter-registration status, especially if you recently moved or changed your registration from one community to another, click here >>  You are eligible to vote only in the community where you are now registered.

Note: New precinct boundaries need to be updated in the state database, so residents can’t check now and know what precinct they will be in, which is especially important for people considering running for Town Meeting.

The town clerk plans a mailing in February to all registered voters confirming precinct and polling location (in case any of them are changed by the Select Board following reprecincting). The census mailing will be delayed until the clerk's office has the new precinct numbers so the census will indicate the correct precincts.

For a detailed explanation of the registration process, see the state website >>

You can register online through the secretary of state website if you have a Mass. drivers license.

You can also print the voter-registration form and submit it by mail, Town Hall drop box or by emailing a scan or photo of the signed form. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Election information from town website
April 10, 2021: Winners in town election: Hurd, Helmuth, Mitropoulos, Feeley
 

This news announcement was published Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, and updated, to add notes from the clerk. Updated Jan. 19, to note who has taken out papers.

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