Ashland SOURCE Election Guide for 2023

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ASHLAND – SOURCE will cover the election in the Town of Ashland in 2023, but will not be endorsing any candidates.

Election day is Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

Nomination papers are due to the Town Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on March 28.

 Ashland voters will elect the following officials:

  • Select Board – 3 years (1 seat on ballot) expires 2026
  • Board of Assessors – 3 years (1 seat on ballot) expires 2026
  • School Committee – 3 years (1 seat on ballot) expires 2026
  • Board of Library Trustee – 3 years (2 seats on ballot) expires 2026
  • Board of Health – 3 years (2 seats on ballot) expires 2026
  • Planning Board – 5 years (1 seat on ballot) expires 2028

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

All candidates may submit up to two photos, they choose, and email to run with the announcement and for future use on Framingham Source.

The deadline to submit an announcement is Saturday, April 8, 2023

All announcements will run no later than Sunday, April 9, 2023.

The announcement is an opportunity for candidates to speak to voters directly.


Letters to the editor and opinion submissions will be accepted during the campaign period from all candidates, with a few rules.

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 March 1, 2023

Letters to the editor, in support of any candidate, will be allowed, from Ashland residents and/or taxpayers only (that includes business owners). 

The last day to submit a letter to the editor about the May 2023 election is Sunday, May 7 at 11:59 p.m.  All letters will run by Monday, May 8 at 11:59 p.m.

Letters to the editor, opinion submission, and endorsements can be submitted to


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 is Wednesday, May 3. It will publish by Friday, May 5.


Source WILL accept political ads.

The acceptance and publishing of any advertising for a candidate does not reflect the position of SOURCE media or Ashland 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.

Interested in advertising email


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