WESTPORT — Officials of the Democratic Town Committee are recruiting registered Democrats interested in being appointed to open seats on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Board of Education.

The appointees will fill vacancies that are the latest in a chain reaction triggered by results of the Nov. 7 municipal election and its aftermath.

Prospective appointees, who must be Democrats registered to vote in town, are asked to submit a resume  or biography, along with a statement outlining their interest in serving, to Michael Gordon, the town committee’s nominations chairman, at mgordon906@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions for the open ZBA seat is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, and for the school board seat is 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8.

The Democratic Town Committee, after reviewing the candidates, will recommend an appointee for the open seats — both previously held by Democrats — to the respective boards, whose remaining members have final say on the appointments. Democrats hold the majority on both panels.

The successful appointees to both boards will serve the remaining two years in the terms.

The Zoning Board Appeals vacancy occurred after member Amy Wistreich was appointed Dec. 4 to a seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission, which was vacated by Danielle Dobin following her election Nov. 7 to a seat on the Board of Finance.

The Board of Education opening took place when member Christina Torres announced Dec. 14 that she was stepping down to focus on her new job as superintendent of schools in the Mount Pleasant Cottage School District in Westchester County, N.Y.

The P&Z also has had a change of membership on the Republican side of the aisle since the municipal election, after member Amie Tesler — who won election  to a new term Nov. 7 — stepped down last month to focus on her job and family.

John Bolton, a Republican P&Z alternate who fell short in his bid Nov. 7 for a full commission seat, subsequently was appointed to fill Tesler’s term.