The voters in Whitman and Hanson go to the polls on Saturday, June 27 to elect officials to town boards and the regional School Committee.
Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Whitman Town Hall for voting in that town.
Due to Covid-19 the Secretary of the Commonwealth has allowed Early Voting by mail for all voters. Visit the State Election website at sec.state.ma.us/ele. Absentee ballots are still available for those who are disabled, out of town during polling hours or have a religious reason. If you do not have access to a printer the Clerk’s Office will mail you an application.
Send the completed application to the Town Clerk’s Office at town hall. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to the outside drop box or submitted electronically by fax (781-618-9791) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), as long as your signature is visible. For more information call 781-618-9710 for the Whitman Town Clerk.
Please allow ample mailing time for this application and for the ballot. Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerks Office by Election Day.
Due to the pandemic Whitman also purchased a larger drop box for Early voting ballots and all other correspondences that needed to be deposited for Town business. The box is located on the parking lot side of the building next to the stairs and the handicapped ramp.
Hanson votes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hanson Middle School. All voters who cannot vote in person at the Hanson Middle School on June 27 have been encouraged to fill out an absentee ballot application if they would like to vote early by mail. Both applications are available on the Hanson Town Clerk’s website.
To vote by mail in Hanson, download an application for either an Absentee Ballot (this allows you to have a ballot mailed to you for all elections this year); or, an Early Ballot Application (which is just specific to this election). Once you have completed and signed either application, please either mail to: TOWN CLERK, 542 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA 02341 OR: Scan application (with signature) and email to email@example.com. The Town Clerk’s office will mail you a ballot which will need to be received back to the Clerk’s office by Election Day, June 27, 2020.
Candidates in Whitman are: Moderator: Michael Seele. Treasurer: Mary Beth Carter.Board of Selectmen (vote for two): Dr. Carl Kowalski, incumbent; Randy LaMattina, incumbent; Rosemary Connolly. School Committee (vote for two): Steven Bois, incumbent; Alexandra Taylor, incumbent; David Forth Jr. Department of Public Works Commissioner (vote for two): Kenneth Lailer; David Cook. Public Library Trustees (vote for two): Ann Trotta; Susan Duran. Planning Board: Adam Somerville. Heidi Hosmer is a declared candidate for Assessor.
Hanson candidates are: Moderator: Sean J. Kealy. Selectman (vote for two): Laura FitzGerald-Kemmett, incumbent; James Hickey, incumbent; and Paul Benenato. School Committee: No candidates officially filed, but resident Hillary Kiffen is running a write-in campaign. Assessor: None filed. Board of Heath: Kevin R. Perkins. Cemetery Commissioner: None filed. Planning Board (5 years): John Kemmett. Planning Board (3 years): Kevin D. Cohen. Hanson Housing Authority (5 year term): Marilyn Cardile. Two Trustees of Public Library (3 years): John F. Papp and Teresa M. Santalucia. Water Commissioner (3 years): Michael J. Chernicki.