MERRIMAC — Prospective office-seekers in Merrimac have until 5 p.m. on March 7 to obtain nomination papers for the annual town election, which is scheduled for May 6.
Papers must be returned to the town clerk’s office with the signatures of 25 registered voters in Merrimac by 5 p.m. on March 27.
As of last week, only two potential candidates were circulating nomination papers. Long-time incumbent Town Clerk Patricia True has already filed her completed nomination papers for re-election.
Ellen Miracle has taken out papers to potentially wage a challenge against True for town clerk, while Louise Lingerman is seeking another three-year term as assessor.
Incumbents up for re-election are:
Moderator Robert Bender, one-year term
Selectman W. Earl Baumgardner, three-year term
Town Clerk Patricia True, three-year term
Assessor Louise Lingerman, three-year term
Planning Board, Ronald Barnes, five-year term
School Committee, Jane Broz, three-year term
Board of Health, Mark Sofia, three-year term
Library Trust (two seats), Ellen Evans and Jeffrey W. Hoyt, three-year terms
Cemetery Trust, Carol Bradshaw, three-year term
Light Committee, Louis Bibeau, three-year term
Housing Authority, Stephen P. True, five-year term
Housing Authority, vacancy, two-year unexpired term
Constables (three seats), Arthur Evans, James Seymour and Robert Turner, three-year terms