Nomination papers available for Provincetown annual town election in May

All residents who are registered voters may file papers

Nominations papers are available for Provincetown's annual town election. This year, the election will be on Tuesday, May 3.

Any resident who is a registered voter is eligible to run for elected office. 

Elections are non-partisan and candidates may only hold one elected office.

There are several positions open for the May 3 election:

  • Board of Selectmen - two three-year terms (May 4, 2016-May 7, 2019)
  • School Committee - two three-year terms (May 4, 2016-May 7, 2019)
  • Board of Library Trustees - one three-year term (May 4, 2016-May 7, 2019) and two two-year terms (May 4, 2016-May 1, 2018)
  • Charter Enforcement Commission - one three-year term (May 4, 2016-May 7, 2019) and one one-year term (May 4, 2016-May 2, 2017)

The last day to obtain nomination papers and election packets is Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Candidates then have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 to file the papers with the town clerk. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on