League of Women Voters' guide to all of the candidates | Menotomy Matters' election guide
UPDATED, April 10: The annual town election is being held Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Have you submitted your ballot in the three drop boxes in town? You can track your ballot here >>
ACMi live election reports: ACMi cable TV goes on the air live just as the polls close at 8 p.m. and announce the results as they come in as well as provide other election-related interviews and analysis. See these channels: Public (Comcast 8, RCN 629, Verizon 31) and Government (Comcast 22, RCN 614, Verizon 26).
Housing Authority candidate profile: Kelda K. Fontenot
School Committee candidate profile -- Jeffrey D. Thielman
Board of Assessors' candidate profile -- Guillermo S. Hamlin
Campaign-finance reports that must be filed eight days before an election are available here (scroll down) >>
Vote-by-mail option extended: State law now clarifies that any person taking precautions relating to Covid-19 qualifies for an absentee ballot by reason of physical disability.
You do not need to provide a reason on the form. Any Arlington voter who chooses to vote by mail is encouraged to submit a written request for a ballot as soon as possible. Complete instructions, including what to do if you can’t download the form are available on the town elections page >>Candidates' Night held
The League of Women Voters of Arlington and Envision Arlington sponsored Candidates’ Night, held Wednesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., a virtual moderated debate providing the community with an opportunity to learn about the candidates running for townwide offices.
Read a summary here >>
View the event live on ACMi’s Government Channel (Comcast 22, RCN 614, Verizon 26) or streamed live here >>
The public was encouraged to submit questions for the candidates. Email candidate questions to envision at town.arlington.ma.
Town Meeting candidates
Envision Arlington was the host for a virtual Town Meeting Candidates' Night, held Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Local issues were discussed with candidates from your precinct who are running to be your representatives in Town Meeting.
There were individual break-out rooms for each precinct.
The League of Women Voters, in partnership with Envision Arlington, invited all candidates for Town Meeting to submit personal statements. Statements, limited to 1,500 characters, were due by 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21. Statements are available here >>
Here's the list to date, first for townwide offices from the town website (* = candidate for reelection):
(2 seats for 3-year terms)
Jennifer R. Susse (applied 12/16/20, certified 1/25/21)
John R. Hurd* (applied 12/16/20, certified 2/1/21)
Eric D. Helmuth (applied 12/17/20, certified 1/5/21)
(2 seats for 3-year terms)
Jane P. Morgan* (applied 12/17/20, certified 1/7/21)
Jeffrey D. Thielman* (applied 12/18/20, certified 1/22/21)
Board of Assessors
(1 seat for 3-year term: Kevin Feeley was reelected in 2018)
Kevin P. Feeley* (applied 2/4/21, certified 2/18/21)
Guillermo S. Hamlin (applied 12/18/20, certified 1/26/21)
Phillip P. Lohnes (applied 1/8/2021, certified 2/19/21)
(1 seat for 5-year term)
Nicholas C. Mitropoulos* (applied 1/7/21, certified 2/16/21)
Kelda Fontenot (applied 2/19/21, certified 2/22/21)
An additional 1-year remainder term is occupied by a vacancy appointment. On Nov. 30, Fiorella Badilla was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Richard Murray.
Town Meeting member seats on the ballots
Precinct 1 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 2 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 3 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 4 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 5 – 4 seats for 3 years, 1 seat for 2 years
Precinct 6 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 7 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 8 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 9 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 10 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 11 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 12 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 13 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 14 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 15 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 16 – 4 seats for 3 years, 1 seat for 1 year
Precinct 17 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 18 – 4 seats for 3 years, 1 seat for 2 years
Precinct 19 – 4 seats for 3 years, 1 seat for 1 year
Precinct 20 – 4 seats for 3 years
Precinct 21 – 4 seats for 3 years
Look up your voter registration status especially if you recently moved or changed your registration from one community to another. You are only eligible to vote in the community where you are currently registered.
Last day to register for the April 10, 2021 election is March 19, 2021.
There is a detailed explanation of the registration process on the state website.
Candidates will need to submit a form to the town clerk requesting nomination papers. This differs from past years because Town Hall is closed to the public.
The 2021 Election Calendar contains the deadlines for various candidate forms.
April 4, 2021: Select Board, assessor responses highlight Candidates' Night
March 16, 2021: Fontenot challenges AHA incumbent, backs inclusion
March 18, 2021: AHA chairman seeks reelection, touts experience
March 8, 2021: CPA, 61, seeks seat on Board of Assessors
Feb. 12, 2021: Curro resigns from board 2 months early
Jan. 27, 2021: Hurd seeks reelection to Select Board
Jan. 17, 2021: Precinct 14 meeting member eyes Board of Assessors
Jan. 3, 2021: Susse calls housing her focus in Select Board run
This news announcement was published Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, and updated April 10.
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