The Town Election is normally held on the first or second Saturday in May with all precincts reporting to the Town Hall Auditorium from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Elected Offices in Weston
- Select Board
- School Committee
- Planning Board
- Board of Assessors
- Recreation Commission
- Board of Library Trustees
- Board of Health
- Commissioners of Trust Funds
- Measurers of Lumber
How to Become a Candidate for Elective Town Office
Candidates may be nominated at the Annual Town Caucus. This open meeting of all registered voters is usually in early March. Here, residents make their intentions known and are nominated, which must be duly seconded, from the floor. The two candidates for each available position who receive the largest number of votes at the caucus are designated "Caucus Nominees" on the Town Election ballot. Each caucus nominee must receive a minimum of 8 percent of the votes cast at the caucus.
Any qualified potential candidate who is not nominated by the Caucus may get his or her name on the ballot by filing nomination papers, which are available in the Town Clerk's office. The papers must bear the signatures of 50 registered voters in Weston and must be filed at least 49 days before the date of the Town Election. It is recommended that nominees obtain more than the minimum number of signatures required to protect against duplicate and/or invalid signatures.
Additional Information for Candidates
Candidates for elected office should keep records of any campaign donations received and funds spent on their campaigns if any. A campaign finance report must be filed with the Town Clerk according to the following schedule:
- 8 days before the election
- 30 days after the election
- At the end of the calendar year (due January 10 of the next year)
The Town Clerk's Office supplies the report forms at the appropriate times. The state office of Campaign and Political Finance can provide further information.