Plans finalized for Town Election
Wareham’s Town Election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but residents can -- and are encouraged -- to vote now.
Applications for early and absentee voting are attached to this article. Applications that have been printed, completed, and signed can be sent to the Town Clerk, 54 Marion Rd., Wareham, MA, 02571. Images of scanned or photographed completed applications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A ballot will be mailed to the voter’s home for completion and return by mail or to the silver drop-box outside Town Hall. Ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 8 p.m. on June 23.
The polls will be open for those who want to vote in person.
Social distancing will be enforced, and only four voters will be allowed into each precinct at a time.
To keep the precinct sanitary and safe, antibacterial wipes will be used on pens, styluses, tables, voting booths, doors, and other exposed surfaces. Voting machines will be cleaned with antiseptic wipes and microfiber cloths. Pump bottles of hand sanitizer, with 75 percent alcohol, will be available for voters.
Each voter will be given a pen along with their ballot, and will take that pen with them when they leave.
The floor will be marked at 6 feet intervals for social distancing.
The only contested race in this election is for the Board of Selectmen. Four candidates are running for two open seats: Incumbent Peter Teitelbaum, former selectman Judith Whiteside, and newcomers Jody Santagate and Ron Besse. For profiles of the candidates, click here.
Kevin Brogioli and Joyce Bacchiocchi are running for the two open seats on the School Committee.
Three positions will be open on the Board of Assessors. James McCahill and Priscilla Porter are running for reelection with three-year terms. David Heard did not swear in after last year’s election, so his seat will be open with a two-year term. David Halberstadt is running for that seat.
Donna Bronk and William Lockwood are both running for reelection on the Housing Authority with five-year terms.
Shelli Mibilia is running for election as a constable.
Commissioner Donna Bronk is running for reelection with a three-year term as a Sewer User Commissioner.
At-large Sewer Commissioner Malcolm White is running for reelection with a three-year term.
Precincts one and six vote at the Town Hall auditorium, 54 Marion Rd; precincts two and three vote at the Ethel E. Hammond School, 13 Highland Ave.; and precincts four and five vote at the Decas School, 760 Main Street.
Those who are unsure of their precinct can find out online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx.
Those with questions can call the Town Clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday, at 508-291-3100, ext. 3144.