Needham Annual Election Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The Annual Town Election is April 11, 2023, and nomination papers (the first step) are available starting January 3, 2023. Representative Town Meeting Members and Town Officers will be elected.

Town Meeting

Candidates for 3-year terms for 80 Town Meeting seats will be on the ballot from all 10 precincts. In addition, due to vacancies, three 1-year Town Meeting seats will also be on the ballot (see below). Candidates may choose whether to run for a 3-year or 1-year term, if available. New Town Meeting member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct.

You can quickly determine your precinct by visiting www.wheredoivotema.com and entering your address.

The following Town Meeting Member positions will be on the ballot:

  • Eight from Precinct A for 3-year term
  • One from Precinct A for 1-year term
  • Eight from Precinct B for 3-year term
  • Eight from Precinct C for 3-year term
  • One from Precinct C for 1-year term
  • Eight from Precinct D for 3-year term
  • Eight from Precinct E for 3-year term
  • Eight from Precinct F for 3-year term
  • Eight from Precinct G for 3-year term
  • Eight from Precinct H for 3-year term
  • Eight from Precinct I for 3-year term
  • One from Precinct I for 1-year term
  • Eight from Precinct J for 3-year term

Town Offices

The following offices and boards will be on the April 12 ballot.

  • Select Board (2); 3-year term
  • Assessor (1); 3-year term
  • Assessor (1); 2-year term
  • School Committee (2); 3-year term
  • Trustees of Memorial Park – Veteran (1); 3-year term
  • Trustees of Needham Public Library (3); 3-year term
  • Board of Health (1); 3-year term
  • Planning Board (1); 5-year term
  • Needham Housing Authority Board (1); 5-year term
  • Commissioners of Trust Funds (1); 3-year term
  • Park and Recreation Commission (1); 3-year term
  • Constables (2); 3-year term

Candidates for Town Offices must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters in Needham.

Candidates for re-election will be listed on the ballot first, in alphabetical order, followed by new candidates in alphabetical order.

Source: http://www.needhamma.gov/77/Town-Clerk

Coming in March!

  • Voting in the 2023 Town Election
  • Candidates Night
  • Town Office Voter Guide
  • Town Meeting Member Voter Guide
  • Get Out the Vote
  • and more!

Town Election Schedule

Nomination Papers Available from Town Clerk (Needham Town Hall) Mon, Jan 3, 2023
Last day for incumbent TMM to file notice of candidacy with Town Clerk Tue, Feb 14, 2023
Last day to return Nomination Papers Tue, Feb 21, 2023
Last day to register to vote for April 11, 2023, Annual Town Election
(Town Clerk’s Office open Saturday, April 1, 9 am to 5 pm)
Sat, Apr 1, 2023
LWV-Needham Candidates Night TBD
In-Person Early Voting for April 11 Election at Town Hall Sat, Apr 1 10am-4pm; M-F, Apr 3-7 10am-4pm; Tues, Apr 4 7-9pm
Last day to apply for an Absentee or Early Vote Ballot BY MAIL Tue, Apr 4, 2023
Last day to apply for Absentee Ballot IN PERSON Mon, Apr 10, 2023 – Noon
Annual Town Election Tue, Apr 11, 2023
Town Meeting Warrant Meetings/New TMM Orientation (sponsored by LWV) TBD
Annual Town Meeting begins May 1, 2023

Source: http://www.needhamma.gov/5315/2023-Annual-Town-ElectionTown-MeetingCal. For information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-455-7500 ext. 216.

LWV-Needham Voter Support Services

For each election, the League of Women Voters of Needham posts an Election Gateway to the following information on its website, https://lwv-needham.org/:

  • Guide for Running for Office and Town Meeting in Needham
  • Information and links about voter registration
  • Recordings of LWVN Candidate events, such as Candidates Night
  • Information and links about voting in the election
  • Town Offices Voter Guide
  • Town Meeting Member Voter Guide

Prior to the election, the League of Women Voters of Needham prepares two nonpartisan Voter Guides to introduce the candidates to voters. These Guides are widely read, and candidates are encouraged to contribute. In the Town Offices Voter Guide, all of the candidates for townwide office on the ballot are invited to answer questions about their background and goals.

In the TMM Voter Guide, the candidates for Town Meeting can tell voters their priorities for the town. Both Guides are posted on the LWV-Needham website at https://lwv-needham.org/. Some printed copies will be available at Needham locations such as the Library and Senior Center.

Additional Information on Representative Town Meeting

Watch the first night of 2022 Annual Town Meeting. Other nights are available as well.

Additional Information on Elected Town Offices

Information on Campaign Financing and Reporting

When you pick up your nomination papers at Town Hall, you will receive information on campaign financing and reporting, administered through the Town Clerk’s Office.

Needham Town Clerk’s Office
1471 Highland Avenue (Needham Town Hall)
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-455-7500 x 216
Fax: 781-449-1246
Email Town Clerk Theodora K. Eaton: teaton@needhamma.gov