MVC nomination papers are due

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Island voters will be asked to fill nine of the 21 seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission this November.

The deadline for submitting nomination papers to run for the commission is July 31 at 5 pm. To appear on the November ballot, nomination papers must be filled out by candidates and have 10 signatures from registered voters with their local board of registrars.

The following nine commissioner terms will expire on Dec. 31, 2018:

  • Trip Barnes, Tisbury
  • Josh Goldstein, Tisbury
  • Christina Brown, Edgartown
  • Robert Doyle, Chilmark
  • Fred Hancock, Oak Bluffs
  • Richard Toole, Oak Bluffs
  • E. Douglas Sederholm, West Tisbury
  • Linda Sibley, West Tisbury
  • James Vercruysse, Aquinnah

One commissioner must be elected from each town, and no more than two commissioners can be from any one town.

Nomination papers may be obtained at the commission’s office at 33 New York Ave. in Oak Bluffs.