2021 Annual Town Election

This year's election for Town Officers in Weston will be held on Saturday, May 8th. There are two voting option for this year's election. Please note the following important information and dates:

  • Residents must be registered to vote in Weston to participate in the Town Election and Town Meeting. Check your registration status online and register to vote by April 16th
  • Residents who prefer to vote by mail will need to request a mail-in ballot (even if you voted by mail last year). The application is due back to the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on May 4th. 2021 Vote by Mail Application (PDF).
  • For in-person voting, all precincts are to report to the Town Hall Auditorium on May 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Mail-in ballots are due at the closing of the poll, no later than 6:00 p.m. on May 8th 
  • Town Hall is still closed to the public. Utilize the drop box to the left of the glass doors.
  • There is no early in-person voting for this election. Mail-in ballots are expected to be mailed out from the Town Clerk's office starting on or about April 14th

Candidates for the 2021 Annual Town Meeting

The chart below displays the candidate who will appear on the May 8th election ballot. There are a few contested races. Please view the Description of Elected Offices (PDF).

The League of Women Voters will be hosting its annual Candidates' Night on April 29th at 7:30 p.m. via an online meeting platform. Details will be posted to the Community Events Calendar.

2021 Candidates for Elected Office

*Incumbent
Office Candidate * Term Length
Moderator (vote for 1) Rip Hastings * One year
Select Board
(vote for 1)
Chris Houston *
Keith Johnson
Three years
School Committee
(vote for 2)
Ken Newberg 
Attia Linnard  
Tricia Liu
Three years
Board of Assessors
(vote for 2)
Gary Koger *
Phyllis Kominz *
Three years
Planning Board (vote for 1)
Lori Hess 
Five years
Recreation Commission
(vote for 2)
Melissa Crocker *
Marcy Dorna *
Peter Hill
Three years
Board of Library Trustees
(vote for 2)
Susan Scott *
Christopher Welles
Three years
Board of Health
(vote for 1)
Jennifer Kickham
Heidi Wyle
James Bradner
Three years
Commissioner of Trust Funds (vote for 1) Sanford Whitehouse * Three years
Measurers of Lumber 
(vote for 3)
Matthew Gooch
Vacant
Vacant
One year

BALLOT QUESTION NO. 1:     PROPOSITION 2½ DEBT EXCLUSION

Shall the Town of Weston be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond(s) issued in order to design, engineer, construct and equip the following, including all costs incidental and related thereto: (1) DPW-Drainage Improvements; (2) High School F-Wing Roof Replacement; and (3) Engine (pumper)?

                    Yes________        No________

SUMMARY

State law provides for an exemption from the limits of Proposition two and one-half of those amounts required to pay for the debt service for bonds approved by the voters.  Question 1 would exempt the debt service for the bonds that will be issued in part for projects to be considered at the 2022 Annual Town Meeting:

Projects to be considered by 2022 Annual Town Meeting:

  1. DPW-Drainage Improvements (Article 15)    $450,000
  2. High School F-Wing Roof Replacement (Article 16)    $951,600
  3. Engine (pumper) (Article 17)    $750,000    

Total:    $2,151,600

Separate articles appear in the Annual Town Meeting Warrant (PDF) to appropriate the funds and authorize borrowing for each purpose.  A two-thirds vote of Town Meeting in favor is required for approval.  This ballot question is only to exempt the debt service from the limits of Proposition 2½, should these items be approved by Town Meeting.

The debt service for the projects to be considered at 2021 Annual Town Meeting is estimated to be $53,790 in fiscal year 2023, $224,240 in fiscal year 2024, then decreasing each year until the bond reaches maturity.  This Proposition two and one-half debt exclusion shall be approved if a majority of the persons voting thereon vote “yes.”