Residents who want to run for a town wide office in Wellesley must obtain nomination papers by Friday, January 7 at 5 p.m.
Wellesley's municipal government structure relies on dedicated volunteers. Serve on a board or a committee, help shape the future of our Town, and give back to the community.
To run for an elected office, candidates must be Wellesley residents and for certain offices, they must also be registered voters. Details on running for Town Wide Office are on the Local Elections webpage.
Nomination papers are available from the Town Clerk. On Friday, January 7 the Clerk's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged to pick up papers; contact the Clerk's office at 781-431-1019 ext. 2250.
In the event of a snow day, please check the Town website at www.wellesleyma.gov/elections for snow information.
A list of the town wide office seats up for election on March 1, 2022 is below:
|Office||Seats Up for Election |
|Select Board||1 of 5 (3 year term)|
|Board of Assessors||1 of 3 (3 year term)|
|Board of Health ||1 0f 3 (3 year term)|
|Moderator||1 of 1 (1 year term)|
|Natural Resources Commission||1 of 5 (3 year term)|
|Library Trustees||3 of 6 (2, 3 year terms) and (1, 1 year term)|
|Planning Board||1 of 5 (5 year term)|
|Board of Public Works||1 of 3 (3 year term)|
|Recreation Commission||2 of 5 (2, 3 year terms)|
|School Committee||1 of 5 (3 year term)|
Currently some races are uncontested or have no candidates.
Individuals who pull papers must collect 50 signatures and return their nomination papers to the Town Clerk by Tuesday, January 11.
For anyone considering running for a Town Meeting Member position, the deadline to obtain those nomination papers is Friday, January 21 at 5 p.m.