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Blackstone Annual Town Election Nomination Papers available by January 14

UPDATED list of available positions

Blackstone’s Town Clerk, Tara Sullivan, has announced that nominations papers for the April 5, 2021, Annual Town Election will become available from the Town Clerk’s Office on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Available positions for the Blackstone 2021 Annual Town Election

There are 13 available positions.

Board of Assessors: 3-year term, one member

BMR District School Committee:

  • 4-year term (Blackstone Representative), one member
  • 4-year term (Millville Representative), one member
  • Fill an Unexpired 4-year term (Blackstone Representative) to expire Annual Town Election 2022, one member
  • Fill an Unexpired 4-year term (Blackstone Representative) to expire Annual Town Election 2024, one member

Board of Health: 3-year term, one member

Moderator to fill an Unexpired 3-year term to expire Annual Town Election 2023

Parks & Recreation Commission:

  • 3-year terms, two members
  • Fill an Unexpired 3-year term to expire Annual Town Election 2023, one member

Planning Board: 5-year term, one member

Board of Selectman:

  • 3-year term, one member
  • Unexpired 3-year term to expire Annual Town Election 2022, one member*

Candidates for town offices must obtain signatures from at least 36 registered Blackstone voters, and candidates for the Blackstone-Millville Regional District School Committee must obtain at least 35 signatures from either town or a combination of both. In addition, Regional School District candidates must file a notarized statement of candidacy with the Town Clerk’s Office from the town in which they reside. Signed and completed nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 5PM on February 12, 2021.

*Voted by Board of Selectman on January 26, 2021 to add vacancy to Annual Town Election ballot


Deadline Dates for Candidates

EVENTDEADLINE DATE & TIME
Nomination papers availableThursday, January 14, 2021
Last day to file nomination papersFriday, February 12, 2021, 5:00PM
Last day to withdraw nomination papers*Wednesday, March 3, 2021
First day for political signs on lawnsMonday, March 8, 2021
Last day to register to voteTuesday, March 16, 2021, 8:00PM
Last day to file financial reports (8 days prior)Monday, March 29, 2021
Last day to obtain absentee ballotWednesday, March 30, 2021, 5:00PM
Election DayMonday, April 5, 2021, 7AM to 8PM
Deadline to recount papersThursday, April 15, 2021, 5PM
Last day to file financial reports (30 days after)Wednesday, May 5, 2021

*Withdrawal papers must be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office and must be notarized.

Regional candidates must file Statement of Candidacy with the Town Clerk’s Office from their town, and this statement must be notarized. Please remember that all nomination papers, including School Committee nominations, must be turned into the Town Clerk’s Office by 5PM on Friday, February 12.

How to obtain or file nominations

The Town Hall is still closed to the public due to COVID-19. To obtain file nominations, please call the Town Clerk’s Office to make an appointment to do so.


Got questions? Contact Town Clerk Tara Sullivan at tsullivan@townofblackstone.org or call 508-883-1500 ext. 116.

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