Monthly Archives: March 2016

Multiple Town Meeting Seats are OPEN. Check Out Our Easy Instructions for Running a Write-In Campaign!

Have you always wanted to run for Town Meeting, but didn’t want to collect all those signatures? Well, there’s another way. This year Town Meeting has multiple openings for 3-year seats in almost every precinct, and you could run for one of them simply by asking voters in your precinct to write in your name and street address when they vote on April 5th.  Openings for 3-year Town Meeting seats are available in these precincts:

  • Precinct 1: 5 seats open
  • Precinct 2: 5 seats open
  • Precinct 4: 4 seats open
  • Precinct 6: 4 seats open
  • Precinct 7: 1 seat open
  • Precinct 8: 3 seats open

To read more about the responsibilities of Town Meeting and how it operates, click the TOWN MEETING tab.

To run a write-in campaign, follow these tips to ensure the best possible outcome:

  • Ask friends, family members, and neighbors who live in your precinct to vote for you by writing in your name. Focus on folks you know who are likely to vote.
  • Be sure that the voters know the correct spelling of your name and your street address.
  • Explain to voters that to vote for you, all they need to do is write in your name and street address in the appropriate space for Town Meeting Members AND to fill in the oval at the end of the line. If the oval is not filled in, the vote does not count! Voters must use the marker provided in the voting booth to fill in the oval. See the illustration below.
  • Tell voters to bring a ballpoint pen to use to write in your name and address because the write-in space is too small for the marker provided in the ballot box.
  • To make this as easy as possible for your voters, give them a small slip of paper or a business card with your name and address typed on it. Be sure to tell them NOT to leave this at the polls. Simply suggest that they put the paper in their pocket or purse when they are done voting. It is OK to bring this into the ballot box; it is not OK to leave it there.
  • Remember to vote for yourself on April 5th!
  • Before the election date, please call the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 634-2307 OR send an email to the Town Clerk at to let her know you are running a write-in campaign. This will help the staff count the write-in votes more easily at the end of the night.

How to Write In a Candidate 2016

Download a handout with instructions for running a write-in campaign for Town Meeting. 


Save the Dates! Beautification Day to be Held April 30 and “A Conversation with Kennedy” to be Held May 3

If you missed our recent Candidates Forum, you can watch the video, see a photo gallery, and find direct links to news coverage on the Town Candidates Forum 2016 page.

In the meantime, we invite you to join us at the following two events:

Second Annual Milford Beautification Day

Beautification Day LARGE flyer 2016Saturday, April 30,
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join your friends and neighbors to help clean our streets and parks. Meet us in the parking lot across from Sacred Heart Church (5 East Main Street) to get supplies and instructions. Bags, gloves, and water will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the Milford Farmers Market and the Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail.

Help us spread the news! Download a copy of the Beautification Day Flyer

A Conversation with Congressman Joe Kennedy III

Conversation with Kennedy 2016Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Parish Hall at Saint Mary’s Church, 17 Winter Street
Note: This event has been rescheduled from the originally published date.

Make plans to meet Congressman Joe Kennedy III, who represents our district in Congress, in an informal setting. Come, share your concerns directly with Congressman Kennedy, and ask him your questions.

Help us spread the news! Download a copy of the Kennedy Flyer