ROWLEY — There are 19 offices open in Rowley’s town government for the 2015 Town Election, with voting on Tuesday, May 12, from noon to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall on Main Street. The election follows the annual Town Meeting on May 4.
Open offices are:
One selectman, three-year term
One moderator, three-year term
One town clerk, three-year term
One treasurer/tax collector, three-year term
One highway surveyor, three-year term
One Board of Assessor member, three-year term
One Planning Board member, five-year term
One Housing Authority member, five-year term
One Municipal Light Board member, three-year term
One Municipal Water Board member, three-year term
One shellfish commissioner, three-year term
One cemetery commissioner, three-year term
One constable, three-year term
Three trustees for public library, three-year terms
Triton Regional School Committee:
One Newbury member, three-year term
One Rowley member, three-year term
One Salisbury member, three-year term
Any resident who wishes to run for office must be a registered voter and file nomination papers with the town clerk by Tuesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. Nomination papers are available at the town clerk’s office during regular office hours through Friday, March 20. Papers require signatures and addresses of 27 registered voters. This number is determined by taking 1 percent of the number of people who voted in the last governor’s election, which was 2,702.
Also available now are absentee ballot applications for registered voters who will be out of town during voting hours on May 12 or have a physical disability that would prevent them from getting to the polls or have religious restrictions that would prevent them from voting. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is noon on the day prior to the election — May 11 this year — noting that the ballot must be returned to the town clerk by the close of polling (8 p.m. on May 12).