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Nomination Papers Available for Annual Town Election

By Michele Taranto
Interested in local politics? Have ideas for Norwood? Or maybe, looking to have a voice or simply give back to a town that offers its residents so much? Running for a Norwood office seat is just the opportunity! The 2023 Annual Town Election will take place on Monday, April 3, but now is the time to commit.
In order for candidates to compete for a major office, they must pull and submit nomination papers from the Board of Registrars, Town Clerk’s office, in Town Hall. Major office candidates must obtain at least 50 registered Norwood voters to sign the form in their support. (The Town Clerk recommends obtaining additional signatures as some supporters may not be registered voters).  
There are openings in all precincts for Town Meeting Members. Anyone looking to run as a Town Meeting Member who is not a candidate for re-election, must obtain 10 signatures of qualified voters in their precinct. Before nomination papers are circulated for signatures, all the information on the top of the nomination paper must be completed by the candidate. 
Completed nomination papers are due by Monday, February 13, 2022, by 5 p.m. Current open seats for major offices:
(2) 3-year terms available
(1) 1-year term available
Board of Health
(1) 3-year term available
School Committee
(2) 3-year terms available
Finance Commission
(1) 3-year term available
Planning Board
(1) 5-year term availabl

Morrill Memorial 
Library Trustee
(2) 3-year terms available
(1) 3-year term available for current position
You must be a registered voter to run or participate in Norwood elections.
The last day to register to vote in the town election is Friday, March 24, 2023. For more information on voting in Norwood, visit