TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE

2020 ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION INFORMATION

THE SWANSEA ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020.  THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE FOR ANY INTERESTED PERSON WHO WISHES TO RUN FOR OFFICE.  IN ORDER TO RUN FOR OFFICE, A PERSON MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER AND RESIDENT OF THE TOWN OF SWANSEA.  A QUALIFYING CANDIDATE MUST OBTAIN 50 SIGNATURES OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE TOWN OF SWANSEA ON THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS.

SCHEDULE:

01-02-20 - FIRST DAY TO OBTAIN NOMINATION PAPERS

02-20-20 - LAST DAY TO OBTAIN NOMINATION PAPERS - TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 5 PM
02-24-20 - LAST DAY TO RETURN NOMINATION PAPERS FOR CERTIFICATION - TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5 PM
03-11-20 - LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW NOMINATION PAPERS - TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5 PM
03-24-20 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE - TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 8 PM
04-10-20 - LAST DAY TO VOTE ABSENTEE - TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5 PM
04-13-20 - ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

 SEATS OPEN FOR ELECTION

ONE - SELECTMEN - THREE YEAR TERM
ONE - ASSESSOR OF TAXES - THREE YEAR TERM
ONE - MODERATOR - THREE YEAR TERM
TWO - SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER - THREE YEAR TERM
ONE - TREE WARDEN - THREE YEAR TERM
TWO - TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY - THREE YEAR TERM
ONE - COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE - THREE YEAR TERM
ONE - HOUSING AUTHORITY MEMBER - FIVE YEAR TERM
ONE - PLANNING BOARD - FIVE YEAR TERM
ONE - PARK COMMISSION - FIVE YEAR TERM

VOTING LOCATION:  ALL PRECINCTS ARE LOCATED IN THE JOSEPH CASE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM, 70 SCHOOL STREET - VOTER PARKING IS IN THE REAR OF THE SCHOOL "ONLY."  HANDICAP PARKING IS LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE SCHOOL AT DOOR "B2" AND THE 3RD PARKING LOT. 


POLLING HOURS:  12 NOON TO 8:00 PM

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

The Town Clerk’s Office strives to serve Swansea residents in an efficient and friendly manner. The Town Clerk’s Office handles Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates; Business Certificates; Dog Licenses; Shellfish Licenses; Marriage Licenses; Voter Registration; Solicitation Permits.  Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board applications are filed at the Town Clerk's Office. The Town Clerk's Office is also responsible for the posting of all Board, Committee and Commission Meetings and the keeping of Meeting Minutes.  The Town Clerk's Office also oversees Town, State and Federal Elections; Annual and Special Town Meetings; the preservation and archiving of historic documents.   The Town Clerk's Office also handles the sale of cemetery lots and internments.  Any resident who has questions is welcomed to contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-678-9389 Ext. 2

 

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Diane Pelland Town Clerk
Stacey Moniz Assistant Town Clerk
Celine Brown Senior Clerk