Election Information

Running for Office

Requirements for Running in a Local Election


  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be a registered voter in Attleboro

Requirements to Run for State & Federal Offices


  • You must be a registered voter
  • You must meet any age or residency requirements for the office

City Charters


City Charter Section 2-05 Prohibitions


Holding other office - no member of the Municipal Council shall hold any other office or position in or under the city government or, except as provided in section 2-02 have the expenditure of any money appropriated by the municipal council, or act as counsel in any matter before any municipal agency.


City Charter Section 4-04 Prohibitions


No school committeeman shall, while a member of the school committee; hold any compensated office or position in or under the city government.

Campaign Finance


All Candidates are required to comply with Massachusetts campaign finance laws. Information on filing campaign finance reports will be given to candidates when they take out their nomination papers. For additional information on running for state and federal offices, visit the State of Massachusetts website and access information from the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Signature Requirements for Running for Office

Position Number of Signatures
Mayor 200
City Clerk
100
City Collector
100
City Treasurer
100
Councilor at Large
100
Ward Councilor
50
School Committee at Large
100
Ward School Committee
50