AUBURN, Mass. — Nomination papers are available at Auburn Town Hall for anyone interested in running for office May 21, and Town Clerk Ellen Gaboury is hoping more residents will pull papers to become Town Meeting members.
There are currently eight openings for three-year terms in each of the five precincts as well as two unexpired terms in Precinct One and Precinct Five.
Although a few new candidates have cropped up and some incumbents are returning, Gaboury said many positions are still available in each precinct.
All appointed town meeting members and other town meeting candidates must file nomination papers with 10 signatures of registered voters from their own precinct.
Emerging races for town offices include a contest between incumbent Selectman Steve Simonian and challenger Thomas Dombroski, as well as a three-way race for Housing Authority that includes incumbent Betty Bacinskas, Cheryl Valois and Wayne Page.
Auburn School Committee Chair Jeff Lourie remains unopposed in his bid for re-election.
Additionally, Charles Baker hopes to continue serving as Town Moderator, and his daughter Roberta Baker has pulled papers for library trustee.
A total of 50 certified signatures are required for all offices except Town Meeting members.
The last day for a candidate to withdraw nomination papers is Thursday, April 18.
The last day to register to vote before the annual town election is Wednesday, May 1. Registration in the town clerk’s office will be held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
For more information, contact the Auburn town clerk at 508-832-7701.
- One Housing Authority term for five years.
- Two library trustees for the Auburn Free Public Library for three years.
- One moderator for one year.
- One School Committee member for three years.
- One Board of Selectmen member for three years.
Town Meeting Openings
- Precinct One: Eight to be elected for three years.
- Precinct Two: Eight to be elected for three years. One to be elected for a one-year unexpired term.
- Precinct Three: Eight to be elected for three years.
- Precinct Four: Eight to be elected for three years.
- Precinct Five: Eight to be elected for three years. One to be elected for a one-year unexpired term.