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City of Holyoke

2021 Municipal Election Calendar

Nomination Papers AvailableJanuary 11, 2021
Nomination Papers DueJuly 27, 2021
Last Day to Register for Preliminary ElectionSeptember 1, 2021
Preliminary ElectionSeptember 21, 2021
Last Day to Register for Municipal ElectionOctober 13, 2021
Municipal ElectionNovember 2, 2021

2021 Election Calendar (Spanish/Printable)


Below is a list of candidates that have pulled papers to run for office:

Devin SheehanMayor
Rebecca LisiMayor
Gloria A. Caballero RocaMayor
Michael J. SullivanMayor
Christopher E. KosinksiMayor
Brenna Murphy McGee (i) (certified)City Clerk
Jaime CottoCity Council Ward 1
Jenny RiveraCity Council Ward 1
Will PuelloCity Council Ward 2
David K. Bartley (i)City Council Ward 3
Anne ThalheimerCity Council Ward 3
Michael Thomas SicilianoCity Council Ward 4
Guy O'DonnellCity Council Ward 5
Linda Vacon (i) (certified)City Council Ward 5
Juan Anderson-Burgos (i)City Council Ward 6
Peter Tallman (i) (certified)City Council At-Large
Jose BayronCity Council At-Large
Kevin A. Jourdain (certified)City Council At-Large
Israel RiveraCity Council At-Large
James M. Leahy (i)City Council At-Large
Jose Luis Maldonado Velez (certified)City Council At-Large
Mark D. ChatelCity Council At-Large
Jennifer M. Keitt (certified)City Council At-Large
Howard B. Greaney Jr. (i) (certified)City Council At-Large
Erin CallahanCity Council At-Large
Rosalee T. Williams (i)School Committee Ward 2
Rebecca Birks (i)School Committee Ward 3
Faizul SibdhannySchool Committee Ward 4
John G. Whelihan (i)School Committee Ward 5
William R. Collamore (i)School Committee Ward 6
Nyles L. Courchesne (i)School Committee Ward 7
Michael Thomas SicilianoSchool Committee At-Large
Marc J. HickeySchool Committee At-Large

You can download an absentee ballot application here:



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTAV always requires an application (in-person and through the mail)EV requires an application if its is requested through the mail.  No application is required for in-person EV.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATINGAV requires qualified registered voters to have a specific reason in order to vote absentee (absence, disability, religious belief).All qualified registered voters are eligible to participate in EV.
METHOD AND TIMING OF VOTINGAV ballots can be mailed as soon as the AV ballots become available.  Voters can vote AV in person, by appointment.EV ballots can only be mailed out once the EV period begins (October 22nd). Early voting in person is during regular business hours of the local election official.
TABULATION OF BALLOTSAV ballots are counted at the polling place on Election Day.EV ballots are counted on Election day at the polling place OR at a Central Tabulation Facility, if a City/Town chooses to have one.
APPLICATION BY A FAMILY MEMBERFamily members of qualified absentee voters may apply for their Absentee ballot and may also deliver their Absentee ballot to the Clerk’s Office.A family member may NOT request an EV ballot for an EV voter, and may NOT deliver the ballot of behalf of the EV voter back to the Clerk’s Office.
ONCE YOU CAST THE BALLOTOnce a voter returns their Ave ballot, they may still vote on Election Dy as long as their ballot has not been processed.Once a voter returns their EV ballot and the ballot is received by the Local Election Official, they may no longer vote on Election Day or any other way.

Past election results:

State/Federal Election ResultsCity of Holyoke Election Results
11.3.2020 State Election
9.1.20 State Primary
5.19.20 Special Election
03.03.2020 Presidential Primary
11.6.2018 State Election11.5.19 Municipal Election
9.4.2018 State Primary9.24.19 Preliminary Results (Ward 3 Only)
11-8-2016 State Election-Presidential11.7.2017 Municipal Election
9.8.2016 State Primary9.26.2017 Preliminary Election
3.1.2016 Presidential Primary11.3.2015 Municipal Election
9.9.2014 State Primary9.22.2015 Preliminary Election
11.4.2014 State Election

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