Running for Town Meeting? – The deadline for getting your name on the ballot as a candidate for Town Meeting is Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00pm. Sign up in the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. You must be a registered voter in the Town of Amherst. All it takes is one signature.
If you have any questions, contact the Town Clerk at 259-3035, TownClerk@amherstma.gov or email the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee (TMCC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within a few weeks, the Amherst League of Women Voters will contact candidates who have signed up to be on the ballot to write a few sentences about themselves that will be published in the Amherst Bulletin Election Guide the week before the election. Participating in the Election Guide is a good way to increase votes for a candidate.
If you miss the deadline to be on the Ballot…If you miss the Feb. 4 deadline, you can run a “write-in” campaign by telling friends and neighbors in your precinct to vote for you. Write-in candidates are also advised to contact the Amherst League of Women Voters (www.lwvamherst.org) to participate in the LWV Election Guide.
The Annual Town Election takes place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
2014 Annual Town Meeting begins Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. Additional sessions, if needed, are reserved for April 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 28, June 2, 9, and 11, 2014.
Once you are elected you will be mailed packets of information about issues to be decided at Town Meeting. An orientation for newly elected Town Meeting members will take place before the first session of Town Meeting. Educational events such as a Warrant Review, Bus Tour, and Precinct Meetings take place in April. Additional information for town meeting members can be found at www.amherstma.gov/tminfo and www.amherstma.gov/tm and by joining the Town Meeting listserv by sending an email to email@example.com . You can also join the Town Meeting Email Discussion Group by sending an email with your name, precinct number, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org .