In our multi-platform, social media-based world, it seems as though everyone has something to say. Have you ever thought about running for a local elected position in Pittsfield?

For example, we know of three city ward councilors who are not seeking re-election, (Morandi, Connell, Caccamo); however, anyone can be challenged.

So, if you have the time and the passion to help make Pittsfield the best it can be, consider running for office!

Nomination papers will be available starting Friday, April 2, 2021. Offices on this year’s municipal ballot will include: City Clerk, Councilor at Large (4), Ward Councilor (one from each of the City’s 7 wards) and School Committee (6). Nomination papers will be available at the Registrar of Voter’s Office located in Pittsfield City Hall, 70 Allen Street, Room 101, during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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The preliminary election this year is September 14, 2021 and the general on November 2, 2021.

If you are considering running for election, nomination papers are available starting on April 2, with a submission deadline on July 16 or 30 depending what you are running for.

On the ballot this year include one City Clerk position, seven Ward Councilors, four At-Large, and six School Committee positions.

At-Large city councilor Earl Persip, who became a dad in 2020, announced his re-election bid. He explains why he is continuing to seek at-large and not the open Ward 4 seat.

For information, you can reach out to Pittsfield City Clerk Michelle Benjamin. (413) 499-9361

mbenjamin@cityofpittsfield.org
www.cityofpittsfield.org

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