Time to Vote in Wrentham’s Annual Town Election
The ballot for Wrentham’s annual town election, scheduled for April 4. Polling hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Delaney Elementary School, 120 Taunton Street.
By Grace Allen
Wrentham voters will head to the polls on Monday, April 4 to elect municipal officials.
There are 9,468 registered voters in town, but Town Clerk Cindy Thompson expects a typical turnout, somewhere around 9% or 10%.
“There are some contested races which may bump up the percentage a bit,” said Thompson, who is running unopposed for another three-year term.
Voters will decide between Joe Botaish, Julie Garland, and William Harrington for two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen.
Two three-year seats are available on the Planning Board, with James Lawrence, Michael McKnight, and Spencer Dickinson running.
Four candidates are vying for a single three-year seat on the School Committee. They are Lauryn Blakesly, Cynthia Foley, Cynthia Fuller, and Paul Lashway.
Also on the ballot are Peter Roman for a three-year Board of Health seat; Michael Abril, Michael Galasso, and Stephen Hamlin for three three-year seats as Constable; Suzanne Bove and Lori Yarworth for two three-year seats as Fiske Library Trustees; Carol Mollica for a five-year Housing Authority seat; and Edward Goddard for a one-year term as Moderator.
The results from the 2020 Federal Census and Wrentham’s yearly Town Census means the number of precincts in town has changed from three to four to more evenly distribute residents. Wrentham’s population is now over 12,000 residents, and Massachusetts General Law stipulates that no precinct can have more than 4,000 inhabitants, explained Thompson.
But that should have little to no impact on the voter, Thompson noted. Residents can view the new precinct map and accompanying street list on the town’s website: www.wrentham.ma.us. There will also be a poster board with the street list at the polls.
COVID restrictions, such as the mask mandate, have been lifted in town, but standard cleaning and safety measures will be in place on Election Day, said Thompson, noting residents should feel free to wear masks if they prefer.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Delaney Elementary School on Taunton Street.