The Westborough Water District (District) resolved to change the way voters elect members of its Board of Directors by transitioning to zone-based elections. Currently, voters elect all five Board members through an at-large elections system. A zone-based elections system is one in which the District is divided into separate zones, each with one Board member who resides in that zone and is chosen by voters in that particular zone. Beginning in 2022, two of the District's Board members will be elected from zones, and the remaining Board members will be elected from zones in 2024.
The public was invited to participate in four (4) public hearings to provide input on the creation of the election zones.
Public Hearing Schedule
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Regular Board Meeting of April 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm, after receiving public input from the fourth public hearing, the Board of Directors voted on Map A as the final map and decided which two (2) of the five (5) new zones will elect Board members in 2022, and which three (3) f the five (5) new zones will elect Board members in 2024. Click here for adopted Ordinance No. 73, Approving the Change from At-Large to Zone-Based Elections for Election Of Members of the Board of Directors Commencing in November of 2022.
The sequence of elections for each of the five zones will be as follows: (A) District Board member elections for zones 2 and 4 will be in 2022, and every four years thereafter; and (B) District Board member elections for zones 1, 3, and 5 will be in 2024, and every four years thereafter. The elections for the two unexpired terms will be for at-large positions, with terms ending in 2024. All candidates and Board members of the District must reside in, and be a registered voter in, the electoral zone in which she or he seeks to serve or serves.
At the April 14, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Westborough Water District voted for the Final Map (map A) shown below: