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Citizens to pick candidates at Feb. 3 Town Hall caucus

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HARVARD — The town caucus to nominate candidates for town office will be held Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. The two people receiving the highest number of votes for each opening will be nominated by the caucus.

One need not be present at the caucus to be nominated for a position, however, nominees must sign the caucus certificate of nomination by 5 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the town clerk’s office for their name to appear on the ballot.

Potential candidates may also run for office by taking out nomination papers, which are available in the town clerk’s office. The papers must be filed with the clerk by 5 p.m. on Feb. 13. Twenty-nine certified signatures of voters registered in Harvard are required to place the candidate on the ballot for town elections.

For information call Town Clerk Janet Vellante at (978) 456-4100.

The positions to be filled at the annual town election on April 3 are: moderator, one position for one year: Board of Selectmen, two positions for three years; Cemetery Commission, one position for three years; Community Preservation Committee, one position for three years; Board of Health, one position for three years; Board of Health, one position for one year; Housing Authority, one position for five years; Housing Authority, one position for three years; library trustees, two positions for three years; Park and Recreation Commission, one position for three years; Planning Board, one position for three years; School Committee, one position for three years; Tree Warden, one position for one year; Warner Free Lecture Society trustees, two positions each for three years; and Water Commission, one position for three years.