For John, BLUF: We need to encourage citizens to run. Nothing to see here; just move along.
If you are going to run for office in local elections (and why wouldn't you?) this is the year.
It isn't that hard. For one thing, the nice people down at the Lowell Election and Census Office are more than willing to walk you through the minimal requirements to stay street legal.♠
Here are key dates:
- 1 June — Nomination Papers available
- 8 August — Turning in Nomination Papers
Hat tip to the Eda Matchak.
Regards — Cliff
♠ The physical address is City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, Basement, Room 5, Lowell, MA 01852.
♥ If, before 1 June the General Court, down on Beacon Hill, approves our "Home Rule" Petition, the number of signatures for City Council will go to 150, still an easy number to make.