“Candidates’ Night” is usually held in the spring. But with a special election coming up on November 7th, the Library Trustees are hosting a second event this fall.
(Reminder, to vote in that election, you must be registered by October 18th.)
The traditional library pre-election event is a way for the public to learn more about the people running for contested Town seats. This time around, the only seat up for grabs is the vacant one on the Board of Selectmen.
Only one of the original candidates withdrew by the October 5th deadline. That makes it official. The following four names will be on the ballot this fall:
William J. Boland
35 East Main Street
Doriann M. Jasinski
33 Presidential Drive
Brian G. Shifrin
79 Oak Hill Road
Sam R. Stivers
7 Presidential Drive
Each of the candidates has accepted the Library’s invitation to participate. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 1st on the main floor of the Southborough Library.
The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a “Meet & Greet” session and refreshments. The formal program will begin at 7:00 pm, with former Town Moderator John Wilson serving as emcee for the evening. Each candidate will be allowed to make a brief speech. That will be followed by a moderated Q&A with the public.
For more background on the candidates, click here.
As for the election itself, there are a few details worth noting.
There will only be one polling station going forward. All three precincts will vote in the Trottier Middle School gym at 49 Parkerville Road. The polls will be open from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7th.
The deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot is noon on Monday, November 6th. For more details on voter registration (again, due by October 18th) and Absentee Ballots, click here.
Updated (10/12/17 8:46 am): I found more details on the Library website (which included a time change from their calendar listing).