The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold an election on April 30, 2016, from 10 am to 5 pm., to elect:
Five members from Area A in Jamaica Plain (Ward 10, Precincts, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (east of South Huntington Avenue) Ward 11, Precincts 4 and 5, Ward 19, Precinct 1;
Five members from Area B in Jamaica Plain (Ward 11, Precincts 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Ward 19, Precincts 4, 6 and 9 (East of Centre Street);
Five members from Area C in Jamaica Plain (Ward 10, Precinct 9 (west of South Huntington Avenue) Ward 19, Precincts 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 (West of Centre Street) and 12; and,
Five members at-large.
Polling locations TBA
For information and instructions for candidates click here: Candidate Information Packet for April 30, 2016, election
For nomination papers click here: Nomination papers
Just a friendly reminder to go out and vote today (Saturday, October 19) for neighborhood council elections! The polls will be open from 10AM to 7PM at three voting locations: Forest Hills MBTA Station, J.P. Licks on Centre St, and Jackson Square Stop and Shop.
To vote you need to be 16 years or older as of election day and a JP resident. To demonstrate residency, you need to either be listed on the official “City of Boston List of Residents,” or to show some proof of age, identity, and residency in JP: this can include a photo ID, a school report-card with envelope, a birth certificate, a piece of mail from a utility or government agency, or a letter attesting to residency from the Shattuck Shelter or similar facility.
Elections for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, held every two years, will fall on Saturday, October 19 this year (2013). Interested in running for the Neighborhood Council? Download the Candidate Packet here, or you can pick up a print version at any of the public libraries in JP (Jamaica Plain, Connolly, and Egleston) or at Curtis Hall. The Neighborhood Council is charged with ensuring the community has a voice in decisions made by the City and the State that will affect our community.
Jamaica Plain is divided into three Neighborhood Council “Areas,” and you can run for one of the five seats in your area, or one of five at-large seats representing all of JP. To get on the ballot, candidates need to collect 25 signatures for Area seats or 50 signatures for at-large seats – all of the details for getting on the ballot along with signature forms can be found in the Candidate Packet.