April 27 2024: Local Election & Annual Town Meeting

Local Election & Annual Town Meeting

April 27 2024
Image of the Official Town Seal of Shutesbury. Pine trees rising over a cliff above a lake.

At the Shutesbury Elementary School

23 West Pelham rd

Local Election from 8am to 2pm

Annual Town Meeting from 9am to fin

 


Local Election

Voter Registration

The deadline to register to vote before the 2024 Local Election & Annual Town Meeting is April 17 2024.

 

Register to vote online or update your voter registration information: Click here

 

To look up your current voter registration status: Click here

 

Paper copies of voter registration applications are available from the Town Clerk Office. 

 


 

Vote by Mail

 

Any registered voter has the option to vote by mail in Massachusetts. If you would like to vote by mail in the Local Election submit an application to the Town Clerk Office. 

Please note: You cannot vote by mail or absentee for Town Meetings. This option is only available for the Local Election.

Printable Vote By Mail Application

Apply to Vote By Mail online

Applications for Vote by Mail for the Local Election must be received no later than April 22 2024, by 5pm. USPS recommends that applications be submitted at least 7 days prior to any election.

Important: Remember to sign your application! 

If you have any questions about the application or your mailed ballot, contact the Town Clerk. 

 


 

Voting for Military and Overseas Voters

Shutesbury voters can vote from anywhere! Another country, the middle of the ocean, even from outer space. Military and overseas voters can return their ballots by mail or electronically. Submit the application to the Town Clerk Office by email or mail.

Voting Application for Military and Overseas Voters

Information about OmniBallot: OmniBallot is a tool for marking and returning ballots electronically that is available to disabled voters who cannot independently mark a ballot, and to military and overseas voters. The platform is compatible with screen readers and you will not need a printer or scanner to return your ballot. Once your voting application has been accepted, the Town Clerk will email you with instructions for how to access and mark your ballot.


SAMPLE BALLOT

 

List of Candidates On The 2024 Local Election Ballot

 

Board of Health (2 seats):

Wm Levine

Arleen Read

 

Cemetery Commission (2 seats):

Susan Millinger

Dina Stander

 

Library Trustees (3 seats):

Elizabeth Murphy

Katherine Cell

Pam Ososky

 

Municipal Light Plant Board (2 seats):

Graeme Sephton

Stephen Schmidt

 

Planning Board (3 seats):

Ashleigh Pyecroft

Nathan Murphy

Jeff Weston

 

School Committee (2 seats):

Leah Jack

 

Selectboard (1 seat):

Eric Stocker 

 

Known Write In Candidates

There is one race on the ballot for which no candidate filed nomination papers by the deadline, for the one-year School Committee race. Below is a list of write in candidates who have informed the Town Clerk Office of their intention to run as such.

Jessica Evans, 175 Wendell rd

Nathaniel Longcope, 71 Town Farm rd


Annual Town Meeting

Click here to read the Town Meeting Warrant

The Town Meeting Warrant is the agenda for the meeting. Read this to find out what we are voting on at Annual Town Meeting.

 

Additional Documents for Annual Town Meeting

FY25 Expenditures

FY25 Revenue

Specialized Energy Code 225 CMR 22

Specialized Energy Code 225 CMR 23

Planning Board Report to Town Meeting

Remote Meeting Recordings

Town of Shutesbury YouTube Channel

April 9 2024 Selectboard meeting to review the 3rd draft of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant and the budget. Review begins at 23:05.

April 8 2024 Planning Board Public Hearing on proposed Zoning Bylaw amendments. Public hearing begins at 23:50.

March 26 2024 Selectboard meeting to review the 2nd draft of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant. Review begins at 7:54.

March 12 2024 Selectboard meeting to review the 1st draft of the Annual Town Meeting warrant. Review begins at 43:11.

 


Town Meeting Resources

 

Resources from Shutesbury and around the Commonwealth to help you navigate Town Meeting

Shutesbury Town Meeting webpage including past Town Meeting information

"Welcome to the Town of Shutesbury's Annual Town Meeting" brochure written by former Shutesbury Moderator Penny Kim, updated 2020

A Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth

The Town Meeting Process an introductory video for the public created by the Massachusetts Moderator's Association

 


Town Announce Emails:

Annual Town Meeting Warrant Now Available Online, and CorrectionApril 18 2024, Town Clerk

Last Day To Register To Vote, April 17 2024, Town Clerk

Voter Registration Deadline Next Wednesday, April 12 2024, Town Clerk