Deadlines approach for Chester election petitions

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The following elective offices in Chester are open for 2016. An asterisk denotes a paid position.

Petition forms to get on the ballot for these offices are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, 556 Elm St., between  8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Petitions for elective office must have the signatures of 25 to 30 voters registered in Chester and are due in the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. 

Voting for these offices will be held on Tuesday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  If you have any questions about running for office, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 875-2173.

Chester Town School District Moderator – one one-year term

Town Moderator – one one-year term

Lister* – one three-year term and one unexpired one-year term

Selectmen* – two one-year terms and one three-year term

Town Grand Juror – one one-year term

Agent to Defend Suits – one one-year term

Trustee of Public Funds – one three-year term

Trustees of the Whiting Library – two three-year terms

Auditor – one three-year term

Chester Town School District Director – one three-year term

Chester-Andover Elementary School Director – Union #29 – two three-year terms

Green Mountain Union High School Director – Union #35 – two three-year terms and  one unexpired one -year term

Budget Committee – six three-year terms

A petition to have an article placed on the Town Meeting warning must have 120 to 130 signatures and are due in the Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. Thursday Jan. 14.

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