Watertown’s Town Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and voters will be able to cast their ballots for Town Council, School Committee and Board of Library Trustees.
The 2017 election features numerous contested races, while other candidates have no opposition. Follow Watertown News on Election Night for the results.
The big race for Town Council is for Councilor At-Large. There are four seats being contested this year but only two incumbents seek re-election after Susan Falkoff and Aaron Dushku announced they would not run this year. There are six people on the ballot and voters pick four.
Find out more about each Council candidate in the Candidate Q&As conducted by Watertown News. Click on the candidate’s name to read each one (names listed in the order they appear on the ballot):
The candidates also appeared at some forums. Read about them here:
Watertown Cable also interviewed the candidates view the Councilor At-Large Candidate interviews here: http://wcatv.org/election-2017/council-at-large/
Five other members of the Town Council are running unopposed for their seats: Town Council President Mark Sideris, District A Councilor Angeline Kounelis, District B Councilor Lisa Feltner, District C Councilor Vincent Piccirilli and District D Councilor Ken Woodland.
Three members of the School Committee are up for re-election this year, and all three incumbents are running. They are joined by three challengers. The term for the School Committee is four years.
Watertown News reached out the candidates to find out their views on several issues in Candidate Q&As. Click on the names below to view their answers (names listed in the order they appear on the ballot):
The School Committee hopefuls also appeared at a candidate forum hosted by Watertown News and Watertown Cable. See details here:
Watertown Cable also interviewed the candidates. View the School Committee Candidate interviews here: http://wcatv.org/election-2017/school-committee-candidates/
Also on the ballot is the two-year seat which was vacated when Candace Miller moved out of town. The only person running for the seat is Lindsay Mosca.
Four people are running for three seats on the Board of Library Trustees: Leanne Hammonds, Daniel Pritchard, Michael Hanlon and David Breakstone.
The candidates were interviewed by Watertown Cable. See each of their interviews here: http://wcatv.org/election-2017/library-board-trustees-candidates/
Find out about how much money was raised by candidates in the Watertown election and who gave money here:
Where to Vote
A map of Watertown’s Districts: Peach is A, Red is B, Lime Green is C, Green is D.Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are 12 precincts in Watertown, which vote in the following locations:
- Precinct 1 – Hellenic Cultural Center, 29 Bigelow Ave.
- Precinct 2 – Hosmer School – 1 Concord Road
- Precinct 3 – Hellenic Cultural Center, 29 Bigelow Ave.
- Precinct 4 – Phillips School, 30 Common St.
- Precinct 5 – Phillips School, 30 Common St.
- Precinct 6 – Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown St.
- Precinct 7 – Lowell School, 175 Orchard St.
- Precinct 8 – Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Ave.
- Precinct 9 – Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Ave.
- Precinct 10 – Watertown Police Station, 552 Main St.
- Precinct 11 – Cunniff School, 246 Warren St.
- Precinct 12 – Cunniff School, 246 Warren St.
Find out where you vote by clicking here and filling out the form.