2019 northampton municipal election INFORMATION
preliminary election information
A Preliminary Election is scheduled for WARD 7 only. Below is the specimen ballot for that election. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.
Absentee ballots will be available beginning August 27, 2019. Eligibility for absentee voting as follows:
- A Northampton registered voter who will be absent from the city;
- A disability that prevents the voter from going to the polls;
- A religious belief preventing the voter from going to the polls on election day.
On May 3, 2018 the City Council authorized the discontinuance of the Optic Eagle II Optical Scanner and Tabulator and further authorized the use of the ImageCast Precinct Optical Scanner and Tabulator beginning with the September 4, 2018 State Primary Election.
For Northampton Voters this will require a new way to mark the ballot. Instructions on how to mark the ballot will be posted at every voting location.
2019 Municipal Election Calendar
At its February 19, 2019, the Board of Registrars reviewed and approved the following 2019 Election Calendar. The dates, as noted, comply with MGL Chapter 54 and Northampton City Charter Article 8.
April 2 - Nomination Papers Available
July 19-5:00 pm Last day/time to submit nomination papers to Board of Registrars
August 2-5:00 pm Last day/time to submit papers to the City Clerk in order for candidate's name to appear on the ballot.
August 8 - 5:00 pm Drawing of names for position on preliminary ballot, if necessary
August 28-8:00 pm Last day to register to vote in the 2019 Preliminary Election
Sept. 9 Campaign Finance Report Due (8-Day Prior to Preliminary, only if preliminary election takes place)
Sept. 17 Preliminary Election, if necessary
Sept. 20 Certified Preliminary Election Results available from City Clerk
Sept. 23 5:00 pm Last day to petition for Recount of Preliminary Election results
Sept. 24 5:00 pm Drawing of names for position on municipal election ballot
October 16-8:00 pm Last day to register to vote in the 2019 Municipal Election
October 28 Campaign Finance Report Due (8-Day prior to Election)
November 5 Municipal Election
Nov. 20 Certified Municipal Election Results available from City Clerk
December 4 Campaign Finance Report Due (30 Day After Election)
January 21, 2020 Campaign Finance Report Due (Year End)
A Preliminary election will be held on september 17, 2019 only in ward 7 and ONLY FOR THE WARD COUNCILOR POSITION
|Penny Geis||City Councilor||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Foster||City Councilor||Ward email@example.com|
|Thomas M. Fitzgerald||Superintendent of Smith Vocational School||At-Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Thorpe||City Councilor||Ward email@example.com|
|K. Christopher Hellman||Community Preservation Committee||At-Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kathleen Wight||Forbes Library Trustee||At-Largeemail@example.com|
|Gina-Louise Sciarra||City Councilor||At-Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Howard T. Moore||School Committee||Ward email@example.com|
|Marianne LaBarge||City Councilor||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|William H. Dwight||City Councilor||At Largeemail@example.com|
|Rachel Maiore||City Councilor||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael T. Cahillane||Smith Vocational Superintendent||At Largeemail@example.com|
|James Nash||City Councilor||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John E. Cotton||Smith Vocational Superintendent||At Largeemail@example.com|
|Lonnie Kaufman||School Committee||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pamela L. Powers||City Clerk||At Largeemail@example.com|
|David A. Murphy||City Councilor||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|David A. Murphy||Elector Under the Oliver Smith Will||At Largeemail@example.com|
|Alexander E. Jarrett||City Councilor||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hanuman E. Goleman||City Councilor||Ward email@example.com|
|Emily Serafy-Cox||School Committee||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Fallon||School Committee||Ward email@example.com|
|Susan Voss||School Committee||At Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roni Gold||School Committee||At Largeemail@example.com|
|Dina Levi||School Committee||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrew B. Smith||City Councilor||Ward email@example.com|
|Joseph A. Twarog||Forbes Library Trustee||At-Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael J. Quinlan, Jr.||City Councilor||Ward email@example.com|
|Kaia Goleman||School Committee||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emily Prabhaker||Forbes Library Trustee||At-Largeemail@example.com|
|Molly B. Burnham||School Committee||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sean Condon||School Committee||Ward email@example.com|
|Katherine R. Cardoso||School Committee||At-Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leslie Skantz-Hodgson||Forbes Library Trustee||At-Largeemail@example.com|
|Maxine G. Schmidt||Forbes Library Trustee||At-Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Benjamin Krassner||Community Preservation Committee||At-Largeemail@example.com|
|Rebecca Busansky||School Committee||Ward firstname.lastname@example.org|
The 2019 Municipal Election will take place on November 5, 2019
Absentee voting will be available for this election.
Please note that the last day to register to vote for this election is October 16, 2019. The City Clerk’s office will be open until 8pm.
If a preliminary election is necessary, the Preliminary Election will take place on September 17, 2019. In order to vote in the Preliminary Election, you must be registered to vote in Northampton by August 28, 2019.
Are you a Service member or family member or Northampton Registered Voter living overseas? Click HERE for information on Voting. You will be redirected to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.
PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING AT THE POLLS
Applications are available by in the City Clerk’s Office or you may download an application from the City Clerk website @ HERE.
There are open positions for Wardens, Clerks and Inspectors. Training is provided.
Other Information: You must be a registered voter in Massachusetts in order to be a poll worker. Poll worker assignments are at the discretion of the precinct warden. Election workers cannot vote absentee solely due to the fact that they are working in Northampton on Election Day. Part-time workers may vote while they are off duty; full time workers should arrange to vote during lunch break or during a slow time of day as approved by the Warden.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office offers this Find My Election Location site to enter your information and find your polling location. To contact the Northampton Registrar of Voters please call 413-587-1290 or 413-587-1291.
- Ward 1 precincts A and B: Jackson Street School Gymnasium, 120 Jackson Street
- Ward 2 precincts A and B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
- Ward 3 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
- Ward 4 precincts A and B: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street
- Ward 5 precinct A: Florence Civic and Business Building, 90 Park Street
- Ward 5 precinct B: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street
- Ward 6 precincts A and B: Robert K. Finn Ryan Road School, 498 Ryan Road, Florence
- Ward 7 precinct A: John F. Kennedy Middle School Community Room, 100 Bridge Road, Florence
- Ward 7 precinct B: Leeds School gymnasium, 20 Florence Street, Leeds
The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.