Special Town Election 2021

Special/Recall Election - Monday, July 26, 2021


Click here to view the Warrant for the July 26, 2021 Special/Recall Election

RECALL BALLOT INFORMATION:
The Special/Recall Election ballot will look a little different than the usual ballot.

First: Voters will be asked to choose whether they are FOR or AGAINST the Recall of Select Board Chairman Dan Freitas. 
If you are FOR the Recall, which means you wish to have him REMOVED from office, then you will fill in the FOR THE RECALL oval. If you are AGAINST the Recall, which means you wish to have him REMAIN in office, then you will fill in the AGAINST THE RECALL oval.

Second: That question will be followed by the list of candidates who wish to fill the vacant seat should the recall pass. Voters will be asked to choose ONE of the candidates listed—OR write in a candidate of their choosing—to replace Chairman Freitas, should the recall pass.

Click HERE to see a sample of the ballot.

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES:

Thursday, June 03, 2021– 5:00 PM – Last day and hour for requesting nomination papers.  Papers for any town-wide office require 50 CERTIFIED SIGNATURES 
NOTE:  Nomination papers are available as of 5/11/21 

Monday, June 7, 2021, 2021 – 5:00 PM – Last day and hour for filing all nomination papers with the Registrar of Voters (Town Clerk’s Office). 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 5:00 PM – Last day and hour to withdraw or object to nomination papers. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - Last day to register voters for the Town Election.  The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM on this day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - Last day to request a MAIL-IN absentee ballot for the Special Election.  The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on this day. 

Friday, July 23, 2021-12:00PM (noon) –Last day/time to request an IN-PERSON Absentee Ballot in the Town Clerk’s office.

Monday, July 19,  2021– Warrant must be posted.  (7 days before election)


Polling Places for the Town Election are as follows:
Precinct 1 – Town Hall                                     Precinct 4 – Fire Station Meeting Room
Precinct 2 – Hastings Middle School             Precinct 5 – Recreation Center
Precinct 3 – Hastings Middle School             Precinct 6 – Recreation Center

Polls are open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

You may register to vote any day from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday through Friday in the Town Clerk’s Office, on-line or through a mail-in registration form.                                                                   
 

 

Important Information Regarding Mail-in/Absentee Ballots
for July 26, 2021 Special Election

Applying for Absentee Ballots
As always, Mail-in/Absentee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or the voter's family member. If you would like to request an absentee ballot, you may submit an application or a signed letter to the Town Clerk's Office. You can find the application in our office, on our webpage, on the Mass.gov website, or you can request one to be mailed to you.

IMPORTANT:

  • If you have already sent in a Mail-in/Absentee Ballot application for the 2021 election year, you may have indicated that you were requesting a ballot for the April Annual Town Election only, since it had been the only election scheduled for the year. If that is the case, and you wish to vote by mail for the July Special Election, you will need to send in ANOTHER application.
  • If you sent your 2021 application and you indicated that you wanted a ballot for ALL elections this year, you DO NOT NEED to re-apply, however you might want to check that we have the correct mailing address listed, especially if you originally requested your ballot to be mailed to a different/seasonal address.

If you are unsure of your Absentee Ballot status, please feel free to call the Town Clerk’s office to verify, or simply send in another application by the deadline date.

Mail-in Absentee ballot applications (to receive a ballot in the mail) must be received as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

In-Person Absentee ballot applications (to vote in the Town Clerk’s office) must be received by 12 p.m. on Friday July 23, 2021. In-person absentee voting should be arranged ahead of time.

If you are a voter with a permanent physical disability, you may file a note from your doctor to that effect with your local election official. Voters with permanent physical disabilities are sent completed applications at the beginning of each year, to be signed and returned to their local election official.

Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, fax, or by e-mail; however, the local election official must be able to view the signature of the person requesting the ballot. If the application is being submitted by e-mail, a scanned copy of the request must be submitted.

Voting
If you plan to vote by mail, be sure to submit your application as soon as possible. Please allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you and for you to return the ballot by Election Day. For your convenience, you may drop off your Mail-in ballot at the Town Clerk’s office, or simply drop it through the mailslot on the outside door on the east side of the front entrance to Town Hall.  All ballots being mailed from inside the United States must be received by your local election official no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

 

 

April 5, 2021 Town Election Results

OfficeTermSeats AvailableCandidates
Selectman3 yearsOne

Robert J Espindola

School Committee3 YearsTwo

Donna L S McKenna

Colin W Veitch

Board of Health3 YearsOne

Kevin A. Gallagher

Commissioner of Trust Funds3 YearsOneColeen Silvia
Board of Public Works3 YearsTwo

Marcus D Ferro

Robert D Hobson

Planning Board4 YearsTwo

David M. Braga

Cathy Jean Melanson

 

Planning Board3 YearsUnexpired TermJessica M. Fidalgo
Planning Board2 YearsUnexpired TermWayne Hayward
Housing Authority5 YearsOne

Ronnie Manzone

 

Housing Authority1 YearUnexpired TermMarc Scanlon
Town Moderator3 YearsOneMark Sylvia
Tree Warden3 YearsOne

Don Carlos Collasius

Click HERE to view April 5, 2021 Townwide Office Tally Sheet

Click HERE to view April 5, 2021 Town Meeting Member Tally Sheet


Register to Vote & Voter Resources

Where do I vote? 

The Town of Fairhaven Precinct Boundary Map can be found here.

PrecinctLocationAddress
Precinct ONETown Hall40 Center St.
Precinct TWOElizabeth Hastings Middle School30 School St.
Precinct THREEElizabeth Hastings Middle School30 School St.
Precinct FOURFire Station Meeting Room146 Washington St.
Precinct FIVERecreation Center227 Huttleston Ave.
Precinct SIXRecreation Center227 Huttleston Ave.

 

2022 Town Election Candidates 

OfficeTermSeats AvailableCandidates
Selectman3 yearsOne

 

School Committee3 YearsTwo

 

Board of Health3 YearsOne

 

Commissioner of Trust Funds3 YearsOne 
Board of Public Works3 YearsTwo

 

Planning Board4 YearsTwo

 

 

Housing Authority5 YearsOne

 

 

How can I run for a Town Elected position?

Nomination papers are available as of December 1, 2021 at the Town Clerk's Office located inside Town Hall at 40 Center St. Nomination papers for town-wide office election require 50 certified signatures.
Completed nomination papers with signatures must be submitted to the Town Clerk's office no later than Friday, February 12 at 5:00PM. 

How do I get on the ballot as a Town Meeting Member?

Nomination papers are available as of December 1, 2021 at the Town Clerk's Office located inside Town Hall at 40 Center St. Nomination papers for town-wide office election require 10 certified signatures from your precinct only. Town Meeting Members who seek re-election should file a written request with the Town Clerk no later than Monday, February 10 at 5PM.
Completed nomination papers with signatures must be submitted to the Town Clerk's office no later than Friday, February 12 at 5:00PM. 

2022 Town Meeting Member Vacancies

PrecinctTermSeats Available
Precinct One  
Precinct Two  
Precinct Three  
Precinct Four  
Precinct Five  
Precinct Six