The successor to School Committee member Brent Abrahamson’s seat on the School Committee will be appointed by a joint meeting of the Town Council and the School Committee.
According to the Town Charter:
SECTION 2 - VACANCIES
3-2-1: Vacancies in the elected town boards established under this charter shall be filled by the town council in joint convention with the remaining members of the respective board within sixty days unless a regular town election shall occur within one hundred and twenty days, but only until the next town election.
However in a letter to acting Town Manager Kevin Paicos, Town Clerk Madaline Bonadies noted that, since ballots had already been printed and some absentee ballots had already been returned, it would be too late to make any change in the current election schedule. As a result, the replacement would be chosen by a joint meeting of the two boards. The person selected would hold office until the next regularly scheduled election in June of 2016.
This opinion was confirmed by the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office.