Nomination papers for all town-wide elected positions and Town Meeting memmbers are available in Fairhaven.
Candidates seeking to be elected to office need to take out papers from the town clerk’s office and return them with the required number of signatures from registered voters.
Town-wide offices require 50 signatures; town meeting requires 10 signatures from the precinct in which you are running.
Call the town clerk’s office, 508-979-4023, ext. 3, for more information on how to run for office in Fairhaven.
Select Board has two seats up for election, held by Leon Correy III and Robert “Bob” Espindola; School Committee has two seats up, held by Donna McKenna and Colin Veitch; Board of Health has one seat held by Kevin Gallagher; Commissioner of Trust Funds has one, held by Colleen Silvia; Board of Public Works has two seats, held by Robert “Hoppy” Hobson and Travis Rapoza; Planning Board has two seats up, held by Jeff Lucas and Jessica Fidalgo; Housing Authority has one seat on the ballot, Anne Silveira.
School Committee will also have one seat for an unexpired term on the ballot, currently held by Nicole Pacheco, who was appointed to fill Kyle Bueno’s seat.
Planning Board will also have an unexpired term to fill, currently held by Diane Tomasett, who was appointed to fill David Braga’s seat.
Precincts will also choose their Town Meeting representatives. All six precincts have 23-25 seats up for re-election and several other vacant seats.
Select Board members, Leon Correy and Bob Espindola, and BOH member, Kevin Gallagher, have all announced publicly that they do not intend to run for reelection.
Monday, 1/22/24 is the last day for Town Meeting member incumbents to file written requests for reelection with the town clerk.
The last day to obtain nomination papers is Monday, 2/8/24. The last day to return papers is Monday, 2/12.
You may register to vote Monday–Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day to register to vote for the town election is Friday, 3/22/24. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on that day.
Mail-in Voter Registration Forms are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Millicent Library and State and Federal offices. Monday, 3/25, is the last day to submit vote-by-mail applications to the Town Clerk.
The election will be held on Monday, 4/1/24. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All six precincts vote at the Fairhaven Recreation Center, 227 Huttleston Ave. (near Stop & Shop).
Call the town clerk’s office, 508-979-4023, ext. 3, if you have any questions.
Click here to download the 12/14/23 issue: 12-14-23 MattRod_REV
Support local journalism, donate to the Neighb News with PayPal