Election Notice Posting 2019

NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO All ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE NEW BEDFORD CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 

An election will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The election will be held at the 1st floor lobby of 651 Orchard Street (Howland Place), New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744. The purpose of this election is to elect two members of the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System to serve on the New Bedford Retirement Contributory Board for a term of three 3 years. Terms to commence on July 1, 2019 and expire on June 30, 2022.

 

All individuals holding membership in the New Bedford Retirement System, including retired members, are eligible as candidates, provided that they file nomination papers with the New Bedford Retirement System containing the signatures of at least twenty (20) members of the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System. The nomination papers must be filed on or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 office of the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System, 651 Orchard Street, Room 203A, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744, (Howland Place).

 

Nomination papers, member eligibility to serve, Massachusetts continuing education requirements, Massachusetts ethics requirements and Massachusetts financial disclosure requirements for Board members may be obtained at the Office of the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System, 651 Orchard Street, Room 203A, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02744, (Howland Place).

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

 

If the New Bedford Retirement Board determines that more than two (2) candidates have been nominated, the Board shall prepare an Official Election Ballot. A member in service may, upon written request no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 11, 2019 at the office of the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System obtain an absentee ballot only is he or she:

 

  1. will be absent from the City during election hours
  2. will be unable to cast a ballot in person on the day of the election for reasons of religious beliefs
  3. will be unable to cast ballot in person at the polling place by reason of temporary physical disability.

 

These ballots shall be counted if received at the office of the New Bedford Contributory Retirement System no later than 4:00 p.m. on, June 19, 2019. Tabulation of the ballots will be complete by 4:00 PM June 21, 2019.