Town Caucus

Weston has traditionally used the Town Caucus, allowed under M.G.L. Chapter 53, Sections 117-121, to nominate candidates for elected town office. Town Caucus is normally held the first or second Monday in March. A description of the duties and responsibilities of each elective office is available below.

Caucus Process

At the Caucus, prospective candidates for the various town elective offices are nominated to be placed on the ballot for the Annual Town Election, held in May each year. The two candidates for each open position who receives the largest number of votes at the caucus are designated "Caucus Nominees" on the Town Election ballot. Each caucus nominee must receive a minimum of 8 percent of the votes cast that evening.

Nomination Papers

Alternatively, candidates wishing to run for office who are not nominated by the Caucus may take out nomination papers, available from the Town Clerk’s Office by March 21, 2024. Signatures of at least 50 registered Weston voters must be obtained, and the nomination papers must be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office and the nomination papers must be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office by March 25, 2024. Specific election deadlines are outlined in the election schedule.

Questions about the Town election process should be addressed to the Town Clerk’s office at 781-786-5010.

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