Contested races for town and school posts in some towns are about as few and far between as snowstorms have been this winter.
Other towns, including Atkinson and Derry, will have plenty of choices on the ballot next month.
Candidates in almost all towns and school districts had until 5 p.m. yesterday to file paperwork to get on the ballot for local elections March 12.
Atkinson has a three-way race for a three-year selectmen’s seat.
Incumbent Selectman Fred Childs is being challenged by William Baldwin and Craig Schuster, both of whom ran unsuccessfully last year.
Incumbent road agent Edward Stewart wants another two-year term, but he’s being challenged by Brian Klimaszewski.
Jean Sanders will try to unseat incumbent cemetery trustee Kathleen Friel for a three-year term.
Michael Turell is running unopposed for a three-year term as treasurer.
Incumbent Raymond Fournier is being challenged for a three-year term on the Conflict of Interest Committee by Jean-MacMillan Foley. Jean Sanders is running against incumbent Joyce LaFrance for a two-year term on the committee. No one filed for a single one-year term spot.
Harlan Cheney and incumbent Budget Committee members Bill Smith and Susan Carroll are vying for two three-year terms.
There’s a race for library trustee, too. James Cobb, Timothy Dziechowski and incumbent Alan Phair are seeking two three-year terms.
Incumbent Adele Dillon is unopposed for a one-year term as checklist supervisor.
Incumbent Helen Galloway is unopposed for a three-year term as trustee of trust funds.
There’s just one contested race in Danville — for a job selectmen hope voters will eliminate at the polls next month.
Sheila Johannesen and Michelle Cooper are seeking a one-year term as animal control officer.
Incumbent Selectman Annemarie Inman is unopposed for a three-year seat.