Town election - March 24th

Tuesday, March 24, is Election Day in Andover, with multiple candidates running for numerous seats.

This week, The Andover Townsman publishes the final installment in its series of profiles of candidates.

Four candidates are running for two, three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbents are Brian Major and Dan Kowalski; challengers are Neil Senior and Bob Landry.

Last week, The Townsman ran profiles of two candidates running for a one-year seat on the School Committee: Annie Gilbert and Paul Properzio.

Earlier, profiles were published of four candidates running for two, three-year seats on the School Committee: incumbent David Birnbach and challengers Susan McCready, Kim Sousa and Ted Teichert.

Other candidates on the ballot, are a facing no opposition, include:

Sheila Doherty, moderator

Marilyn Fitzgerald, Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical School District Committee

Francis O’Connor, Andover Housing Authority

Eric Stubenhaus and Charles Hanes, Trustees of the Punchard Free School.

Polls at the Andover High School field house are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday, March 23 at noon.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office in the Town Offices Building on Bartlet Street by the close of the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, March 24.

If the ballot is to be mailed, voters must allow for adequate mailing time both ways.

Voting is permitted in the clerk’s office during regular office hours until noon on Monday, March 23.

The League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover has developed an online Voters Guide for the March 24 election. The guide contains information on all the candidates. For the contested races for Board of Selectmen and School Committee, the candidates have also submitted their responses to several questions asked by the public.

The guide is available now for all to access on the league’s website, www.lwv-andovers.org.

In addition, The Andover Townsman has expanded coverage of the election on its web site and will offer up-to-date results Tuesday night at both andovertownsman.com and eagletribune.com.

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