Townsend voters will have a choice among five candidates who are seeking three Town Council seats in next month’s municipal election.
Incumbents Dwain Haines and John Ness are seeking re-election, while residents Lorraine Gorman, Sandra Sturgis and Rudolph Sutton Jr. also filed their candidacy papers before today’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Incumbent Town Councilwoman Karen Jennings is not seeking re-election.
The top three vote-getters in the May 4 municipal election will win office.
Townsend residents have until April 19 to register to vote in the upcoming town election.
Voters must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and have lived in town, or legally owned property in Townsend, for 90 consecutive days prior to the election.
Voters can register at Town Hall, 661 South St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays up until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19.
The town also will hold special weekend and evening voter registration hours from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 6 and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 17.
Check the Middletown Transcript website next week for more information about each of the five candidates.