Weston has traditionally used the Town Caucus, allowed under M.G.L. Chapter 53, Sections 117-121, to nominate candidates for town office. Town Caucus is normally held the first or second Monday in March. At the Caucus, prospective candidates for the various town elective offices are nominated to be placed on the ballot for the Annual Town Election, held in May each year. The two candidates for each open position receiving the largest number of votes at the caucus are designated caucus nominees on the ballot. Each caucus nominee must receive a minimum of 8 percent of the votes cast.
Alternatively, candidates wishing to run for office who are not nominated by the Caucus may take out nomination papers, available from the Town Clerk’s Office. Signatures of at least 50 registered Weston voters must be obtained, and the nomination papers must be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office by a specific date.
Questions about the town election process should be addressed to the Town Clerk's office at 781-786-5010.