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East Longmeadow’s annual election process began last week when nomination papers for prospective candidates became available at the clerk’s office.

There are six elected offices that need to be filled. Four seats on the town council will be up for grabs. These positions are currently filled by councilors Ralph Page, Kathleen Hill, and Donald Anderson. The fourth vacant seat was held by Tom O’Connor who passed away last month. Three of the councilor seats will be for 3 years terms while one seat is for a term of just 2 years.

Additionally, two positions on the school committee will be available. These positions are both for 3 year terms.

Any residents who are interested should contact the clerk’s office for nomination papers. To get your name on the 2022 ballot, your nomination papers must be signed by at least 50 East Longmeadow voters and retuned to the clerk’s office no later than March 15 by 5 pm.

Below is a timeline showing the key dates for this year’s local election:

  • February 3: Nomination papers become available at the clerk’s office.
  • March 15 : Candidates must return their nomination papers with at least 50 signatures from voters.
  • March 31: Last day for candidates to withdraw from or object to the nomination process.
  • May 3: Town preliminary election, if needed.
  • June 7: Town election held from 3pm to 8pm.

For more details see that town’s 2022 Political Calendar.