Races Emerge For Auburn's Local Election

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Auburn town meeting members are needed in all five precincts.
Auburn town meeting members are needed in all five precincts. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

AUBURN, Mass. — Races for seats on Auburn's Board of Selectmen and Housing Authority have emerged as residents continue to pull papers for town offices.

Nomination papers were first available at the town clerk's office Feb. 1.

With one open seat on the Board of Selectmen, incumbent Steve Simonian and challenger Thomas Dombroski have already taken out papers.

A race also has formed for the one available seat on the Housing Authority. In addition to incumbent Betty Bacinskas, Cheryl Valois and Wayne Page have also pulled papers.

Page is a sitting School Committee member, and, according to Town Clerk Ellen Gaboury, he would be able to serve on both boards if elected.

Incumbent school committee chair Jeff Lourie is currently the only candidate for the available seat on the School Committee.

In addition to the six seats up for contest for the May 21 election, Auburn town meeting members are needed in all five precincts.

The last day for all candidates to file nomination papers with the registrars for certification of signatures is Wednesday, April 3. Nomination papers will be accepted at the Town Clerk’s office until 5 p.m.

Fifty certified signatures are required for all offices except town meeting member, which requires 10 certified signatures from the candidate's own precinct.

Thursday, April 18, is the last day for a candidate to withdraw nomination papers.

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.

Town Offices:

  •     One Housing Authority term for five years.
  •     Two Library Trustees, 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 Members:

  • Precinct One: 8 to be elected for three years.
  • Precinct Two: 8 to be elected for three years. One to be elected for a one-year unexpired term.
  • Precinct Three: 1 to be elected for three years.
  • Precinct Four: 8 to be elected for three years.
  • Precinct Five: 8 to be elected for three years. One to be elected for a one-year unexpired term.
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