[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 3-18-2008 by Ord. No. 08-013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Elections and election-related matters — See Charter Art. 7 and Art. 9, § 9-5.
The offices to be filled by the voters shall be a Mayor, Town Council, School Committee, Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees, Braintree Electric Light Board, and Braintree Housing Authority.
Subject to the provisions of Charter Sections 2-1, 2-3, 3-1, 4-1 and 4-3 any voter shall be eligible to hold any elective Town office.
The regular Town election shall be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each odd-numbered year.
A preliminary election for the purpose of nominating mayoral candidates shall be held on the third Tuesday in September in every other odd-numbered year, but the Town Clerk may, with the approval of the Town Council, reschedule this election to the fourth Tuesday to avoid a conflict with any civil or religious holiday. Whenever a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of Mayor is to be held, a preliminary election shall be conducted 35 days preceding the date established for the special election.
The polls shall be opened for all elections not later than 7:00 a.m. and shall close not earlier than 8:00 p.m. This section shall also apply to all elections and primaries, unless otherwise provided by law.
Note: This section derived from prior code § 41-2.
The term of office for all members of the Town Council shall be for two years beginning on the first business day in January following the election and continuing until their successors are qualified. The term of office of the Mayor shall be for four years beginning on the first business day in January following the election and continuing until his or her successor is qualified.
Subject to the provisions of Section 9-5(b) of the Charter, the term of office for the School Committee, Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees, Braintree Electric Light Board, and Braintree Housing Authority members shall be for four years each beginning on the first business day of January in the year following their election and until their successors have been qualified.
All reports required by Section 8-14 or other sections of the Charter to be included in the Annual Town Report shall be submitted to the Mayor on or before the 15th of January. These reports shall be in such form as the Mayor shall prescribe.
Note: This section derived from prior code § 43-1 and was previously amended ATM 5-5-2003 by Art. 15.
As required by Section 8-14 of the Charter, the Mayor shall cause to be printed and distributed the reports of the various Town officers, boards and committees and shall cause copies of such report to be distributed to each registered voter of the Town who shall apply therefor at the office of the Mayor.
Note: This section derived from prior code § 43-2.