2018 TOWN ELECTION INFORMATION
The Annual Town Election will be held on May 21, 2018
Nomination papers will be available in the office of the Town Clerk on Tuesdayy,
February 20, 2018 for those registered Hull voters who wish to run for Town elected positions.
The following elected offices will appear on the Ballot:
SELECTMEN (1 Seats) 3 Years
ASSESSORS (2 Seats) 3 Years
MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD (1 Seat) 3 Years
PLANNING BOARD (2 Seats) 5 years
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (1 Seat) 5 Years
SCHOOL COMMITTEE (1 Seats) 3 Years
TRUSTEE OF PUBLIC LIBRARY (2 Seats) 3 years
HOUSING AUTHORITY (1 Seats) 5 years
**Absentee Ballot Applications may be obtained from the Town Clerk's office or on the Town Clerk’s website (CLICK HERE). Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk before 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 22nd**
**Important dates for candidates to remember**
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Nomination papers available in the Town Clerk’s office.
Friday, March 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-Last day to obtain nomination papers.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-Last day to submit nomination papers to Registrars of Voters for certification. (43 signatures required)
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-Last day to object or withdraw nomination papers
Tuesday, April 17, 2018- Last day to register voters for Town Election and Annual Town Meeting from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2018- Last day to register voters for Special Town meeting (special arrangements have been made to register at the Hull Police Department from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.).
Monday, May 7, 2018-Annual Town Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21, 2018-Annual Town Election, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Town Clerk’s Office provides the following services:
· Birth Records
· Marriage Intentions and Records
· Death Records
· Census Recordings
· Election Division
· Dog Licenses
· Keeper of Committee Minutes
· Committee Attendance Keeper
· Raffle Permits
· Street List Maintenance
· Voter Registration
· Business Certificates
· Town General By-Laws
· Non-Criminal Ticket Collection for Town
· Keeper of Town Seal
· Commissioner to Qualify Public Officers for Plymouth County
Records and maintains vital records (birth, death, and marriage)
Records can be obtained in person during regular office hours (Monday and Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Town Hall is closed on Friday. Certified copies are $10.00 each. Requests may also be done via mail, check should be made payable to the Town of Hull. Include a note with the information requested and a self addressed stamped envelope and mail to Town Clerk, 253 Atlantic Ave., Hull, MA 02045.
Marriage Intentions – Marriage intentions may be filed in any clerk’s office in the State and the ceremony may take place anywhere within the State.
(A) Couple must be together to file
(B) 3-day waiting period from filing of intention to pick up. License valid for sixty days from date of filing intention.
(C) Identification required, i.e. birth certificate, drivers license, or passport.
(D) Filing fee $25.00
Supervises elections – The clerk of the municipality is the supervisor of all elections. This entails many responsibilities such as scheduling the election workers, preparing the ballot, processing absentee ballots, maintaining voter files and setting up the voting area.
Absentee ballots may be obtained for any election from the clerk’s office and may be sent to any destination you indicate. You may also make arrangements with the clerk to vote in the office. If you are permanently disabled and/or housebound you may contact your physician and have a note sent to the clerk’s office and we will automatically send you your request for every election.
Voter registration is held in the clerk’s office during regular office hours and during special sessions required before town meetings and elections. The special sessions are advertised in the local newspaper and on Cable TV. Voter Identification cards are available for $5.00.
Dog licenses are issued at the clerk’s office. Dogs are required to be licensed at 6 months of age. Licenses run from April 1st to March 31st. A current rabies certificate is required at time of licensing. Fees are $10.00 for spayed female and neutered male and $15.00 for female and male. Proof of spaying and neutering is required.
Raffle permits are issued in the clerk’s office to non-profit groups and organizations for a $10.00 fee. The permits are valid for one year from date of issuance.
Business Certificates are required to be filed for anyone conducting business in a name other than their own, also known as DBA certificate. These are valid for four years from date of issuance and the fee is $20.00.
Genealogy Research – The Town of Hull records go back to the early 1600’s. All records are open to the public at the clerk’s office.
Annual Census – The annual census is conducted by the clerk’s office. Forms are usually sent out between January and February. It is essential that these forms be returned, as removal from the voting list could result if you fail to complete your census.