Special Election $6.8 Million Override Countdown: 33 Days


YES: https://onefranklinma.com
NO: https://www.votenofranklin.com

May 14 - School Committee votes on the recommended Comprehensive School Facilities Plan (Redistricting)

May 22 & 23 - Town Council finalizes the FY2025 budget.

May 31 - Last day to register to vote (10 days before election day).

June 3 - Deadline to request a mail-in ballot (5th business day before the election) by 5 PM.

June 10 - Last day residents can vote early, in person, up until noon at the Town Clerk's Office.

June 11 - Special Election. Voting Day at the Franklin High School.

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From the Office of the Town Clerk, Nancy Danello, CMC

Re: Important information regarding the Special Election, June 11, 2024

With the formal approval of our Town Council members by Resolution 24- 21 for the purpose of a Special Election to be held on June 11, 2024 @ the Franklin High School from 6AM to 8PM.

The question reads:

Shall the Town of Franklin be allowed to assess an additional 6.8 million dollars in real estate andpersonal property taxes for the purpose of the operating budget for which monies from this assessment will be used for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024?

“The above question will be the only question on the ballot, it is a Yes or No question.”

Immediately after receiving ballots, the Town Clerk’s Office will be hosting in-person early voting during normal business hours which are Mon., Tues., Thurs. from 8AM to 4PM,Wednesday, 8AM to 6PM and Friday from 8AM to 1PM. There will also be one (1) weekend day which is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st from 9AM to 4PM in the Clerk’s Office Only.

For Voters who have requested a vote by mail ballot for the State Election (11/5) by completing the card sent by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, you will also be receiving a ballot for this Special Election. We have a total of 5,000 requests so far. If you are unsure that your request was received please contact my office at 508-520-4900 or townclerk@franklinma.gov and we willbe happy to assist you. If you would like to receive a Vote-by-Mail application please contact my office or click on the following link: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/divisions/elections/languages/vote-by-mail-applications.htm

Dates of Importance:

Early Voting will commence as soon as the ballots arrive (I will notify the Voters once they are received)

Tabulator Testing: May 29th at 10:00 AM in Council Chambers

Last Day to Register to vote: June 1 from 9AM to 5PM at the Town Clerk’s Office or online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/

Special Election June 11, 2024 from 6AM to 8PM @ FHS – All mail in ballots must be received in the Clerk’s Office by 8:00PM in order to be counted.

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