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Notice of Board Election



Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32, section 20 (4)(b), and 840 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 7.00, the Holyoke Retirement Board shall be required to conduct an election of the Elected Member’s position on the Holyoke Retirement Board, vacated by Anthony Dulude. The term is to be for a period of three (3) years commencing on February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2025.


Active and Retired Members of the System are eligible for election.


Nomination Papers may be picked up at the Retirement Board Office, City Hall Annex and will be available on Monday, October 25, 2021.  Nomination Papers must be returned to the   Retirement Board Office no later than 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.


Names of those candidates who have secured twenty (20) signatures of active or retired members of the Holyoke Retirement System will be placed on the Ballot.  The Election will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022.


The Ballot Box will be placed in the City Council Chambers.  Voting hours will be from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.


Absentee Ballots:  An absentee ballot will be sent to every retired member.  Active members and inactive members may, upon timely request, vote by absentee ballot only if he or she: (a) will be absent from the city or town where the polling place is located during the hours that it will be open; (b) will be unable to cast his or her vote in person on the day of the election for reasons of religious belief; or (c) will be unable to cast his or her vote in person at the polling place by reason of medical condition.


Requests for absentee ballots shall be in writing and shall be filed no later than seven business days before the election.  Absentee ballots shall be counted only if received by the board no later than the time fixed for the closing of the polls on the day of the election.


After the Election, ballots will be counted and certified.

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