GUILFORD -- Petitions are now available for those interested in seeking public office, to be voted by Australian ballot at Guilford's March 4 Town Meeting. The filing deadline is Monday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m., at the Guilford Town Office, where petition forms are now available. The office is open Monday through Thursday, closed Friday.

Currently, Guilford votes on these offices annually at the ballot box at Town Meeting: Selectboard member, three-year term; Lister, three-year term; Auditor, three-year term; Town Agent, one-year term. For School Board, choose one director for a three-year term, and two people for one-year terms. This year there are also special elections on both town and school sides to fill the remaining year of an unexpired term which was vacated during the term. For information on all these, check with Town Clerk Penny Marine.

All that is required to run for office is that the candidate be a legal Guilford voter; 17 signatures are required on submitted petitions. The Guilford Town Office is at 236 School Road in Guilford Center, 802-254-6857.