April 13 2017

Date Set for Special Election to Fill the Late Sen. Donnelly's Vacant Seat


The plans for a special election to fill late State Senator Ken Donnelly’s seat have been released.

According to Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office, the Senate today adopted an order to hold a special election in the 4th Middlesex Senate District on Tuesday, July 25 to elect a successor to the late Sen. Kenneth J. Donnelly, of Arlington.

By order of the Senate the party primaries will be on Tuesday, June 27.

Nomination papers require a minimum of 300 certified signatures. The deadline for submitting nomination papers to local registrars of voters or election commissioners for certification is May 16, according to the Senate order. The deadline for filing certified nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is May 23.

Nomination papers will be available at the city and town halls of the communities in the district and at the Elections Division, Room 1705, McCormack State Office Building, One Ashburnham Place, Boston.

For further information, call the Elections Division at 1-800-462- VOTE.

The 4th Middlesex Senate District consists of the Towns of Arlington, Billerica, Burlington; Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 in the Town of Lexington; and the City of Woburn, all in Middlesex County.


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