Since 1922, the City's non-partisan ballot has been a unique and special part of elections in Watertown.
This year's ballot eliminates the special designation for the city races on the right side of the ballot...Instead the city offices are listed as partisan races with the candidates names far down ballot like they are independent candidates.
They are not. The City system is established by state law and city candidates are not independent candidates under the law.
Please take the extra time to find our city candidates and I hope the old system can be restored in the future.