By Beth David, Editor
Fairhaven’s annual election is this Monday, 4/4. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This is the year the Select Board will increase from three to five members. Voters will be asked to vote for three of the five candidates on the ballot. The top vote-getter will hold the seat for three years, the second will need to run for re-election in two years, and the third place person will need to run again next year.
The five candidates are incumbent Stasia Powers, Leon Correy III, Cameron Durant, Cathy Melanson, Charles K. Murphy Sr.
The Board of Health also has a contested race, with long time incumbent Peter DeTerra challenged by newcomer Heidi Hacking.
Three people are running for two seats on the Planning Board: Kevin Grant, Andrew Romano, Sharon Simmons.
There are no other contested elections on the ballot.
Acting town clerk Linda Fredette is running for her seat; for School Committee incumbents Kyle Bueno and Erik Andersen are on the ballot unopposed; for Commissioner of Trust Funds, Barbara Acksen is running for re-election unopposed, and Louise Ponte is running to finish an expired term she was appointed to fill; Anne Smith is the only peson on the ballot for a seat on the Board of Public Works; and Gary Souza is the only person on the ballot for one seat on the Housing Authority.
Voters will also vote for Town Meeting members in their precinct.
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, including sample ballots, visit https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/election-resources or call the Town Clerk at 508-979-4023 ext. 3.
The Fairhaven Council on Aging is providing transportation services to seniors in need. Call 508-979-4029 at least one day in advance to set up a ride.
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