Friday, March 4, 2005
Town caucus is March 14: 14 positions to be filled
The annual town caucus, at which candidates are nominated to run for vacancies on elected town boards and committees, will be held on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. This year, 14 positions will need to be filled, as shown in the table on page 4.
Any U.S. citizen who is a registered voter in Carlisle may be nominated as a candidate or may place a name in nomination.
A quorum of 25 Carlisle voters is required for the caucus. Town elections will be held on Tuesday, May 10.
Running for office
The simplest route to becoming a candidate for a town office is to be nominated at the caucus. Any registered voter in Carlisle may be nominated at the caucus, whether present or not. If more than two names are placed in nomination for any position, a vote will be taken at the caucus and only the top two vote getters will be placed on the ballot.
If you are not nominated at the caucus you can still place your name on the ballot by filling out a "Town Nomination Paper," available at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall, and obtaining 20 signatures. Only signatures of voters registered in the Town of Carlisle will be counted. Nomination papers must be filed with the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22.
You may also get elected by organizing write-in campaign at the Town
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