Running for Office
Board of Selectmen & School Board
Registered voters of Easton who would like to run for the Board of Selectmen or School Board must stop by the Town Office during regular business hours after nomination papers have become available for the April Municipal Election.
Typically, nomination papers are available by the beginning of January. Check the Public Notices section of this website during the month of December for an exact date. Candidates will have forty-five (45) days from the date the papers become available in the Town Clerk's Office to circulate nomination papers for registered voters to sign, stating that they nominate the candidate for Board of Selectmen or School Board. The required number of signatures is no less than 25 or more than 75. Once the required number of signatures has been achieved, the candidate must return the nomination papers to the Town Clerk for certification. If the Town Clerk validates the required number of signatures, the candidate's name will be printed on the Municipal Ballot for the April Election.
Any questions regarding this process may be directed to the Town Clerk at (207) 488-6652.
Candidates interested in running for a State Office should visit the State Website of the Secretary of State's Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, which includes a Candidate's Guide, procedures, and forms.