NATICK – SOURCE will cover the election in the Town of Natick in 2022, but will not be endorsing any candidates.
Election day is Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Natick voters will elect the following officials:
- 2 members to the Select Board for 3-year terms
- 3 members to the School Committee for 3-year terms
- 1 member to the Planning Board for a 5-year term
- 1 Associate member of the Planning Board for a 2-year term
- 1 member to the Board of Assessors for a 3-year term
- 1 member to the Board of Health for a 3-year term
- 2 members to the Recreation and Parks Commission for 3-year terms
- 1 member to the Natick Housing Authority for a 4-year term
- 6 Constables for 3-year terms
- 1 Moderator for a 3-year term
- 1 Town Clerk for a 3-year term
- 180 Town Meeting Members
Nomination papers for town wide offices must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 with signatures from at least 25 registered voters.
All current Town Meeting Members, unless they physically moved to a new home in a different precinct, will run as an incumbent, regardless of whether their current address is in a different precinct. Incumbent Town Meeting Members must sign the intent to run form.
The last day to submit incumbent Town Meeting nomination papers is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
Nomination papers for new Town Meeting members are available in the Town Clerk’s office. All new candidates must obtain at least 10 signatures of voters in their precinct.
Nomination papers for new Town Meeting members are due on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by 5 p.m. Any questions please call (508) 6476430 X4 or email email@example.com
Source encourages discussion on the candidates and on the races on our social media platforms, as well as our main site. Candidates may join the conversation, but with a few rules.
Candidates are invited to submit ONE written announcement, with their reasons for running for office and their platform to SOURCE.
The announcement is written by the candidate or their campaign, and not by SOURCE.
It must be 750 words or less and should be emailed to editor@FraminghamSource.com.
All candidates may submit up to two photos, they choose, and email editor@FraminghamSource.com to run with the announcement and for future use on Framingham Source.
The deadline to submit an announcement is Friday, February 25 at 11:59 p.m.
All announcements will run no later than Saturday, February 26.
The announcement is an opportunity for candidates to speak to voters directly.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR & OPINION SUBMISSIONS
Letters to the editor and opinion submissions will be accepted during the campaign period from all candidates, starting January 5.
Letters must be signed and include a phone number and e-mail address for verification.
Letters must be 750 words or less.
No more than one letter to the editor or opinion submission, per candidate, per week, as of January 9.
Letters to the editor, in support of any candidate, will be allowed, from Natick residents and/or taxpayers only (that includes business owners).
The last day to submit a letter to the editor about the March 2022 election is Sunday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. All letters will run by March 21 at 11:59 p.m.
Letters to the editor, opinion submission, and endorsements can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates, their campaign members, and residents are invited to submit fundraiser and other campaign-related events during election season.
Maximum word count is 150 words.
Source may choose to run all announcements in an election calendar or run each individually.
The last day to submit a political event for the March election is Friday, March 18 at noon.
Source WILL accept political ads.
The acceptance and publishing of any advertising for a candidate does not reflect the position of SOURCE media or Natick Source, which will remain neutral on any candidate or ballot question.
SOURCE, as a community news site, will accept ads on a first come, first serve basis.
All political ads must be paid for up front, before publishing.
Source is accepting ads for all political campaigns, just like newspapers, radio stations, and television stations accept political ads.
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