Annual Town Election

First Business Day in January Annually

Nomination For Town Election

The nomination process to run for public elected office begins on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in the Office of the Town Clerk. For those electors who may be interested to run for Town wide office, you may come to the Town Clerk's Office during normal office hours to register your name for nomination for this coming springs Annual Town Election. 

List of offices that will be on the Annual Town Election Ballot can be found here

 Click here to see the Election Calendar and necessary deadlines for those interested in running for public office. 

Town Meeting Members

The nomination process for Town Meeting Members will also begin on the first business day in January annually. The Town Clerk's Office notifies each Incumbent Town Meeting Member that their term is expiring. If they are interested to run again, they are required to mail in the form  the Town Clerk's sends to them the last week in December. For any NEW candidate interested in a Town Meeting Member position, they must pull nomination papers with the Town Clerk during normal business hours. 

Town Meeting Member Incumbent Notice

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

Click here for information on running a campaign for public office. If you have any questions on the required forms, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at

Eligibility to Run for Public Office

In order to be eligible to run for public office, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • You must be a registered voter in Winchester in order to pull papers for public office. 
  • You must come into Town Hall prior to the deadline on February 5, 2019 to register as an official candidate for public office; we need your signature, you cannot send a friend or family member on your behalf. 
  • Must circulate a nomination petition with 50 signatures of voters in Winchester who sign to support your candidacy.
  • Return your papers to the Town Clerk's Office for approval. 
  • Decide if you will establish a Candidate Committee to promote your election campaign.
  • Get out the vote!

You can register to vote here prior to the deadline on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.