April 15, 2024

From the Town Clerk’s Office - Vote on April 1st

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March is typically when we see the transition… as they say “in like a lion, out like a lamb” The good news is March is here, the birds are chirping a sign that Spring is around the corner. Don’t forget to wear your green on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. The Easter Bunny will be arriving early this year on March 31, 2024. March, also brings daylight savings time that begins the second Sunday in March.  With that being said we lose an hour of sleep but gain the extra few hours of daylight!

Mark your calendars for Seekonk’s Annual Town Election, which will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024. All voting takes place at the Seekonk High School gymnasium 261 Arcade Ave. The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

We will be offering in-person early voting at the Town Hall starting the week of March 25 and ending on March 29th. The voting hours are regular Town Hall business hours and it will be held in the Board of Selectmen’s meeting room. The last day to register to vote for this election is March 22nd. To register to vote or check your voter status go to: www.vote.gov/register/ma

Also please note when completing your ballot fill in the oval completely for the candidate you are voting for. Do not use check marks or X’s and please use a black ball point pen or fine-tip felt marker. Do not use pencils, sharpie’s or thick felt markers as they bleed through the paper making it impossible for the voting machine to read. If you have a ballot to drop off on April 1st do not bring it to the High School. You can drop it in the drop box located at the front doors of the Town Hall. We will be checking the drop box during the course of the day.  As a reminder no one will be in the Town Clerk’s Office on April 1st.

If you have any questions about voting for this election before April 1st, please do not hesitate to call our office. 508-336-2920.

Below is a list of the candidates who are running for Town positions:

BOARD OF ASSESSORS – For Three Years Vote for ONE

  • Joyce Solomon

BOARD OF SELECTMEN - For Three Years Vote for TWO

  • Christopher Zorra Candidate for Re-election
  • David Viera
  • Michael Healy

HOUSING AUTHORITY – For Five Years for ONE

Open

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES – For Three Years Vote for TWO

  • Sharron Connors, Candidate for Re-election
  • Cynthia Corbett, Candidate for Re-election

TOWN CLERK – For Remaining Two Years Vote for ONE

  • Sandra Escaler
  • Kristen L’Heureux
  • John Pozzi, Jr.
  • Christopher Rizzo

PLANNING BOARD – For Five Years Vote for TWO

  • David Sullivan, Jr., Candidate for re-election
  • Open

SCHOOL COMMITTEE- For Three Years Vote for TWO

  • Scott Thomas
  • Luis Sousa
  • Alicia MacManus
  • Joshua Troiano
  • Lisa Rizzo

WATER COMMISSIONER – For Three Years Vote for ONE

  • George Ryder
  • Irene Frechette

*Please note there is an official write in campaign for the Water Commissioner seat by              Jeffrey Starr Mararian

There will also be a non-binding question on the ballot.

Shall the Town of Seekonk be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town’s allocable share of the bond issued by the Tri County Regional Vocational Technical  School District for the purpose of paying costs of designing, constructing, originally equipping and furnishing a new District High School and related athletic facilities to be located at 147 Pond Street, Franklin, Massachusetts, including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto?

______ Yes                   ______No

REMINDER

Save the Date
The Annual 2024 Rabies clinic, for both dogs and cats, will be held March 16, 2024 at the Seekonk Public Safety Building Fire Division, 500 Taunton Ave. The attending veterinarian will be Dr. Truesdale and the fee will be $15.00 cash only. Please bring proof of current rabies vaccine. All cats and ferrets must be in cages and dogs must be on a leash. The Town of Rehoboth will be joining us.

The Spring Town Meeting date has been set for Monday, May 13, 2024.

Have a wonderful month. As always thank you for taking the time to read the Town Clerk’s Office monthly updates.  ~~~ Lorraine~~~

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