Pick up Marion Town Election nomination papers

Feb 2, 2021

MARION — Nomination papers for town elections are now availabe, and may be obtained by contacting the Marion Town Clerk’s office at 508-748-3502 or lmagauran@marionma.gov and making an appointment. The deadline to submit the signed nomination papers will be March 22 at 5:00 p.m.

There are eight open positions in this year’s elections. Two seats each on the Marion School Committee and Planning Board, and one seat each on the Board of Health, Board of Assessors, Board of Selectmen and Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission. 

With the new restrictions and difficulties arising as a result of the covid pandemic, the town has outlined some guidelines and suggestions to help candidates navigate the collection of signatures. The number of signatures required remains the same: 20 verified registered voter signatures. 

Candidates may mail or email individual nomination papers to people and ask them to print and sign them and mail them back. Each signer may have their own nomination paper form.
Candidates may set up a table at a post office (or other public place) and include fresh pens, gloves and sanitizer. 

Some candidates are announcing the locations of supporters who have covered porches and letting people drop by to sign. Candidates may set specific hours to sign so their nomination papers don't stay unsupervised for long hours.

Candidates may advertise designated signing areas/times through social media or mail.

All signatures must be in ink, there are no electronic signatures allowed.

There are no extended deadlines approved by Massachusetts State for the obtaining of nomination signatures

Those with questions may contact the Town Clerk’s office.