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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Election Calendar
2013 Town Election Calendar

Date

Time

Election Information

May 20, 2013 8:30 am Nomination papers available from the Town Clerk.
July 25, 2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour to submit nomination papers for candidates for Town office to the Election Commission in the Town Clerk’s office for certification.
August 9,2013 5:00 pm Election Commissioners complete certification of nomination papers and then submit certified nomination papers for candidates for Town office to the Town Clerk.
August 19, 2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour to file objections to or withdrawals of nomination papers.
August 19, 2013 5:00 pm Drawing of lots for ballot position for all Town offices (Held in Town Clerk’s Office, Administration Building. Conducted by the Board of Election Commissioners. Open to the public.)
August 28,2013 8:00 pm Last day and hour to register to vote for the Preliminary Election.
September 9,2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour for all candidates and elected and non-elected political committees to file Pre-Primary Campaign Finance Reports.


Preliminary Town Election

Date

Time

Election Information

September 17,2013 8:00 am Polls open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
September 23, 2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour to file for a recount of Preliminary Election.
September 23, 2013 5:15 pm Drawing of lots for ballot position for all Town offices. (Held in Town Clerk’s Office, Administration Building. Conducted by the Board of Election Commissioners. Open to the public.)
October 16, 2013 8:00 pm Last day and hour to register to vote for the General Election.
October 28, 2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour for all candidates and elected and non-elected political committees to file Pre-Election Campaign Finance Reports.

General Town Election

Date

Time

Election Information

November 5,2013 8:00 am Polls open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
November 15, 2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour to file for a recount of General Election.
December 5, 2013 5:00 pm Last day and hour for all candidates and elected and non-elected political committees to file Post-Election Campaign Finance Reports.
January 20,2014 5:00 pm Last day and hour for all incumbents, whether they have a cash balance or raised or spent any money, must file a year-end report.