Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
In just over a month, 40 days from today in case you’re counting, Bedford’s Town Election season will kick off with the annual Citizen’s Caucus.
Bedford’s Citizen Caucus is one of two ways in which candidates for local office can get on the ballot for the Town Election that will be held on March 10, 2018. Candidates must either circulate nomination papers to get the required number of signatures of registered voters and return them by the specified deadline, or become a “Caucus Nominees”
Prospective candidates and incumbents whose terms are about to expire are encouraged to decide early whether they are going to run again by participating in the Caucus.
Elected officials whose terms expire in 2018:
- Selectmen – Margot Fleischman
- Board of Assessors – Ronald Cordes
- Board of Health – Anita Raj and Sarah Thompson
- Housing Authority – Lauren Crews and Ellis Kriesberg
- Planning Board – Jeffrey M. Cohen
- Library Trustees – Robert L. Batt
- School Committee – Dan Brosgol
Nominations are made for each vacant position appearing on the ballot. The two persons receiving the highest number of votes for each vacant position and a minimum of 8% of the number voting at the caucus become the “Caucus Nominees.” Caucus nominees are so designated on the ballot and do not need to circulate nomination papers.
Nomination papers will be available from the Town Clerk’s office in late December.