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Groton residents looking to help candidates for townwide and statewide office can do so at the Voter Sign & Go! event at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. (Courtesy Jen Mieth)
Groton residents looking to help candidates for townwide and statewide office can do so at the Voter Sign & Go! event at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12. (Courtesy Jen Mieth)
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GROTON — Those looking to help candidates for town and state office get on the ballot can sign nomination forms while keeping a safe distance at an upcoming Voter Sign & Go! event.

Voter Sign & Go! will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on March 12 in the parking lot of the Prescott School,145 Main St.

Candidates for town office need the signatures of 50 registered Groton voters to qualify for the May 24 ballot. Candidates for state offices require more for the September primary. The pandemic has created a challenge for candidates to collect signatures.

Without enough signatures, office seekers will have to run as write-in candidates. Not only does this reduce the number of candidates on the ballot but it can also create more work for the election workers.

Voter Sign & Go! brings together the candidates and registered voters in a safe and quick way to collect signatures. It is a volunteer event organized by local voters and is not an official event of the town of Groton.

Candidates should bring their nomination papers and a clipboard to place on a table. Voters should park behind the Prescott School and maintain social distancing. Everyone is asked to wear a mask.

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