The decision by Gerald Quirk to withdraw as a candidate for the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District School Committee leaves only one candidate, Carole Kasper, in the race with two seats open.
The League of Women Voters of Sudbury will invite write-in candidates for that school committee race to participate in Candidates’ Night Monday, March 5. Anyone who files written notification of his or her intention to be a write-in candidate at the Sudbury and Lincoln Town Clerks’ Offices or the Lincoln-Sudbury Registrar’s Office by the end of the business day Friday, March 2, will be invited to participate in Candidates’ Night. Closing hours on Friday are 12:30 p.m. for the Sudbury Town Clerk, 5 p.m. for the Lincoln Town Clerk, and 3 p.m. for the Lincoln-Sudbury Registrar.
Write-in candidates are not required to file their intention with town clerks or the registrar, and may enter the race at any point, but will not be included in Candidates’ Night unless they file a written declaration to run by that deadline.
If there are three or more declared candidates for the two seats, the League will offer a panel in that race with the opportunity for all the candidates to introduce themselves and respond to questions. If there are only two declared candidates for the two seats, the race will be treated as uncontested and the candidates will have a opportunity to introduce themselves.
Candidates’ Night will be held in the auditorium at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Rd., in Sudbury. The program starts at 7:30 p.m., with a chance to meet the candidates starting at 7:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The program includes candidate panels in the races for Board of Selectmen and Sudbury School Committee (K-8).