I was completely surprised (and thrilled) to see the article “Randomly listed candidates for town elections drawing closer.” I’ve been trying to stay on top of Senate 3027 and knew it was making some headway.
I’m not sure if you know, but the League of Women Voters (LVW) of Marblehead sponsored Article 39. (We had a small group of League members who spent months researching the topic before deciding to sponsor the article.)
My “sources” tell me that the Senate should be voting on this next week, so hopefully it will become legislation well before the next town election.
It will be interesting to see if this change makes any difference in the number of people who decide to run for town office against the incumbents.
On behalf of LWV Marblehead, thank you for including this article in today’s paper and for reminding Marblehead of the coming change to our local election.