June 23, 2024

From the Town Clerk

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March is here, get ready to spring forward. This year, daylight savings time begins Sunday, March 12th at 2am. That means we lose an hour of sleep but it’s worth it to have a few extra hours of daylight. More good news, the first day of Spring is the 20th - only a few short weeks away!

Mark your calendars for Seekonk’s Annual Town Election, which will be held on Monday April 3, 2023. All voting takes place at the Seekonk High School gymnasium 261 Arcade Ave. The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm. Due to the 2022 Votes Act legislation approved by the State last summer those voters who do not qualify for an absentee ballot may early vote by mail. You must complete the Vote-by-Mail application. You can find both the Absentee and the Early Voting applications on: www.seekonk-ma.gov

Once on the website go to Departments - Town Clerk - Helpful Documents.

Please remember applications for ballots to be mailed to you, must be received by the Town Clerk by 5pm on the 5th business day before the election, which is 5pm on Monday March 27, 2023.

We will also be offering in-person early voting at the Town Hall starting the week of March 27th and ending on March 31st. The voting hours are Town Hall hours and it will be held in the Board of Selectmen’s meeting room. The last day to register to vote for this election is March 24th. To register to vote or check your voter status go to: www.vote.gov/register/ma  

Also please note when completing your ballot fill in the oval completely for the candidate you are voting for. Do not use check marks or X’s and please use a black ball point pen or fine-tip felt marker. Do not use pencils, Sharpie’s or thick felt markers as they bleed through the paper making it impossible for the voting machine to read.

If you have any questions about voting for this election, please do not hesitate to call our office 508-336-2920.  

Below is a list of the candidates who are running for Town positions:

BOARD OF ASSESSORS-For Three Years Vote for ONE
Janet Parker

BOARD OF SELECTMEN-For Three Years Vote for TWO
Adam Petronio, Candidate for Re-election
Pamela Pozzi
David J. Andrade, Candidate for Re-election
Michelle A. Hines

HOUSING AUTHORITY-For Five Years Vote for ONE
Open

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES-For Three Years Vote for TWO
Fred A. Slemon Jr., Candidate for Re-election
Catherine E. Capello, Candidate for Re-election

TOWN MODERATOR-For Three Years Vote for ONE
Peter R. Hoogerzeil, Candidate for Re-election

TOWN CLERK -For Three Years Vote for ONE
Florice K. Craig, Candidate for Re-election

PLANNING BOARD -For Five Years Vote for ONE
Lee B. Dunn, Candidate for Re-election

SCHOOL COMMITTEE-For Three Years Vote for ONE
Bernard James Luger
Kyle J. Juckett

WATER COMMISSIONER -For Three Years Vote for One
Guy D. Larrimer

 *Plase note there is an official write in campaign for the Water Commissioner seat by: Jeffery Starr Mararian

There will also be non-binding questions on the ballot. The election results will be discussed after the election.

NON-BINDING BALLOT QUESTIONS

  1. Is the Town in favor of changing its form of government from an appointed Town Administrator/ Board of Selectmen/Open Town Meeting to another form of government such as a Representative Town Meeting, elected Mayor/elected Town Council or appointed Town Manager/elected Town Council, or otherwise?

            ____Yes           ____No

  1. Is the Town in favor of changing its form of government from an appointed Town Administrator/ Board of Selectmen/Open Town Meeting to an elected Mayor/elected Town Council form?

            ____Yes           ____No

  1. Is the Town in favor of changing its form of government from an appointed Town Administrator/ Board of Selectmen/Open Town Meeting to an appointed Town Manager/elected Town Council form?

            ____Yes           ____No

  1. Is the Town in favor of changing its form of government from an appointed Town Administrator/ Board of Selectmen/Open Town Meeting to an appointed Town Administrator/elected Board of Selectmen/Representative (elected) Town Meeting form?

            ____Yes           ____No

Save the Date
The Annual Spring Town Meeting will be held Monday May 8, 2023 7PM at the Seekonk High School Auditorium 261 Arcade Ave.

Annual Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday March 11, 2023 at the Seekonk Public Safety Building Fire Division, 500 Taunton Ave. It is for both cats and dogs; the fee is $15.00 cash only. The attending Veterinarian will be Dr. Truesdale.  If you bring proof of a current rabies vaccine your animal will be eligible for a 3-year rabies vaccine. If you don’t have proof of a current rabies vaccine you will be eligible for a 1-year vaccine.

Have a great month.  – Florice & Lorraine

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