Town Election 2024 Running List of Candidates

Town Election 2024 Running List of Candidates

Last updated 02/20/24 at 2:36 PM.

Considering running for local office, but don’t know where to begin? To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by April 1, 2024 at 5PM or a person may qualify by being the top vote-getter in one of the town political party caucuses.* Nomination signature papers are available from the Town Clerk’s office (18 Main St) starting January 16, 2024. Please email or call the Town Clerk’s office with questions at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov 508-497-9710. Click on the name of any elected office listed below to read more about it.

Office on the May 20, 2024 Ballot:

The steps for getting your name on the ballot are as follows:

  1. Pick up your nomination papers in person at the Town Clerk’s office (18 Main St, Hours: Mon Wed Thurs (8AM – 4:30PM), Tues (8AM-7PM), Fri (8AM-2PM).
  2. Collect physical signatures of at least fifty (50) registered voters in the Town of Hopkinton.
  3. Return signatures for certification to the Town Clerk on or before April 1, 2024 at 5PM.
  4. If you are enrolled in a political party that has an active town committee you may also approach the committee for the party caucus nomination to the ballot.*

* Hopkinton voted at the November 13, 2023 Special Town Meeting to eliminate local party caucuses for town election, but it will not go into effect until the State Legislature takes action. It is not certain yet, if this will happen before the May 20, 2024 Town Election.


Key Dates & Deadlines:

  • January 16, 2024 – Nomination papers available from the Town Clerk’s office. Please email or call the Town Clerk’s office with questions at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov 508-497-9710.
  • April 1, 2024 at 5PM – Last day to file nomination papers for town election.
  • TBD Republican Town Committee Caucus*
  • TBD Democratic Town Committee Caucus*
  • April 15, 2024 – Deadline for final written notice of any ballot questions to be submitted to the Town Clerk.
  • April 26, 2024 – Last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Election. Register to vote online at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/.
  • April 28, 2024 – Combined Town Election and Town Meeting Warrant posted.
  • May 20, 2024 – Town Election Day (7:00 AM – 8:00 PM) at Hopkinton Middle School

As we head into election season, eHop would like to remind our readers of our candidate endorsement policy:

The primary mission of eHop is community education on funding and policy issues pertaining to the Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts including the Hopkinton Public Schools. Hence, eHop will strive to provide voters with accurate and detailed information on candidates running for state and local office, with a focus on each candidate’s position on both town and school-related issues.

It is eHop policy not to endorse candidates for public office. eHop board members are at liberty, however, to endorse candidates independently.

When eHop collects information from candidates for voter education purposes, eHop may add editorial comments to clarify candidate claims or statements that eHop deems to be deceptive or misleading, or that require further explanation.

On our Blog/Website:

Any eHop Board Member running for elected office in a contested race will not write or edit any website posts regarding the office for which they are running, including but not limited to our annual Candidate Q&A.

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Candidates are welcome to email a candidate statement, photo and a link to their campaign website or social media, which we will be happy to post to our website along with info about all the other candidates. Please send to webmaster@ehop.org.

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