TEWKSBURY — With the upcoming 2021 annual town election fast approaching, here’s what you need to know about the contested races on the ballot.
Come April 10, residents will be able to vote for either Incumbent Mark Kratman, Town Moderator Todd Johnson, James Mackey III or George Ferdinand to fill two open seats on the Board of Selectmen.
While Kratman looks to retain his seat for a third consecutive term, Selectman Brian Dick is not seeking re-election after serving just one term.
Of the four candidates, Mackey III, a veteran and fourth generation resident, is the only one that has not run for public office before.
In addition to serving as moderator, Johnson served on the Board of Selectmen for 12 years, including as chairman, and Ferdinand served on the Board of Health for three years.
The only other contested race on this year’s ballot will be for School Committee, with Incumbent James Cutelis facing off against Bridget Garabedian, Nicholas Parsons and Deborah Wall for two open seats. Committee member Scott Wilson is not seeking re-election.
The final day to register to vote in the 2021 town election was March 19.
Requests for absentee or early ballots by mail must be received by the town clerk’s office no later than Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The final day to fill out the absentee ballot application and vote at the same time at the town clerk’s office is no later than April 9 at noon.
The election will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center for Precincts 1 and 1A, at the recreation center for Precincts 2 and 2A, at Town Hall for Precincts 3 and 3A and at the library for Precincts 4 and 4A.