By Beth David, Editor
The Fairhaven election is less than a month away, and the campaigning is in full force.
John Farrell dropped out of the rae for Select Board last Wednesday, 3/2, the last day to withdraw.
That leaves five candidates are running for the three seats on the ballot for Select Board: incumbent Stasia Powers, who won the seat in a special election last year; Leon Correy, Cameron Durant; Cathy Melanson; Charlie Murphy.
Long time Board of Health member Peter DeTerra faces a challenge from Heidi Hacking for the one seat up for election this year.
The Planning Board also has a race, with three candidates vying for two seats: Kevin Grant, Andrew Romano, and Sharon Simmons. Both incumbents are not running for re-election.
The Board of Public Works has one seat up. Anne Morton Smith will be the only one on the ballot for that seat. Ronnie Medina had taken out papers, but did not have enough certified signatures when he returned them. He has publicly announced that he is running a write-in campaign.
The rest of the ballot will have only uncontested races: School Committee incumbents Kyle Bueno and Erik Andersen will be unopposed for their seats; incumbent Barbara Acksen will be on the ballot for her seat as a Commissioner of Trust Funds, and Louise Ponte will also be on the ballot for the seat she holds on the Commission, which is an unexpired term she was appointed to recently.
Acting town clerk Linda Fredette will be unopposed for her seat. And Gary Souza will be unopposed for a seat on the Housing Authority.
The Annual Town Election will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Deadline to register to vote is 3/15/22.
You may register to vote any day from 8:30 a.m.–4:30p.m. Monday– Friday. Mail-in Voter Registration Forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Millicent Library and State and Federal offices.
See pages 16 & 17 for candidate statements for Board of Health and Select Board.
Where do I vote?
The Town of Fairhaven Precinct Boundary Map can be found at (https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3131/f/uploads/fairhaven2010.pdf). This map will be updated with the 2020 Census Re-precincting information as soon as we receive the final approved information from the State.
• Precinct one: Town Hall, 40 Center Street
• Precincts two and three: Elizabeth Hastings Middle School, 30 School Street
• Precinct four: Fire Station Meeting Room, 146 Washington Street
• Precincts five and six, Recreation Center, 227 Huttleston Avenue
For information on registering to vote, visit https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/voter-resources or call the Town Clerk at (508) 979-4023 ext. 3
For more information on Fairhaven’s local election, visit https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/election-resources or call the Town Clerk at 508-979-4023 ext. 3.
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