Chelsea’s 2021 election season has begun.
Six candidates had taken out nomination papers for offices in this fall’s election as of Tuesday afternoon.
Councillors-at-Large Leo Robinson and Roy Avellaneda took out nomination papers, an indicator that both officials will be candidates for re-election.
District 8 Councillor Calvin T. Brown took out nomination papers for his current seat. Norielez DeJesus took out nomination papers for the District 3 seat on the City Council. That seat is currently held by Naomi Zabot.
School Committee members Roberto Jimenez Rivera (at-large) and Yessenia Alfaro (District 8) have taken out nomination papers.
City Clerk Jeannette Cintron White said that nomination papers must be submitted to her office by Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. Cintron White said that depending on the number of candidates running for office, a Preliminary Election would be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
The Final Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2.