Several seats up for grabs in Merrimac election

Jim Sullivan, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass.
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Mar. 4—MERRIMAC — Nomination papers for residents wishing to run for office are available at the town clerk's office.

The election is May 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to Town Clerk Gwendolyn Lay Sabbagh.

Nomination papers are being accepted for a one-year term for town moderator.

A three-year term on the Board of Selectmen is also expected to be on the ballot and the remaining year of former Selectman Holly Moran's three-year term will need to be filled. A three-year term on the Board of Assessors will be on the ballot as well as a three-year term on the Board of Health and two three-year terms on the Library Board of Trustees.

Three-year terms are also available on the Housing Authority and the Light Commission.

A five-year term on the Planning Board will be available, as will the final year of former board member Arthur Amirault's five-year term.

The final year of an unexpired term on the Board of Cemetery Trustees will also need to be filled. Residents must be a registered voter and gather 34 signatures of registered voters to have their name placed on the ballot.

Nomination papers are available by appointment only at Town Hall at 2 School St.

Prospective candidates should call the town clerk's office at 978-346-8013 or email Lay Sabbagh at

Papers will be available until March 11 and must be filed with the town clerk no later than March 29 at 5 p.m.

Staff writer Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury and Salisbury for The Daily News. He can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3145. Follow him on Twitter @ndnsully.