Civics Education Sub-Committee Information for Fall Elections

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Framingham 2017 Fall Election Information

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The Importance of Voting

It is our right and privilege as citizens of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to participate in this fair and just process. To do so enables us to elect officials who will act on our behalf for the general good of the people. It is up to us to protect our democracy by exercising our fundamental right to vote.

2017 Election for the City of Framingham

On April 4, 2017 the Town of Framingham voted by charter to become a city. The election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 requires the establishment of a Mayor and an 11-Member City Council (two Councilors-at-Large and nine District City Councilors) as well a nine-member District School Committee. This election is particularly important because these individuals will become our leaders in the City of Framingham.

Every vote counts, mark your calendars:
Preliminary Election on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
City Election, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

1. Voter registration and Polling Precincts

  • Voter registration deadline for the Preliminary City Election has closed.
  • Voter registration deadline for the Final City Election: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, by 8 pm.
  • Go to the MA Secretary of State’s Election page
    See Where Do I Vote? and Am I Registered to Vote?
    (Direct link here)
    You can register online or in person at the Town Clerk’s office, Room 105, in the
    Memorial Building. If you have moved into Framingham or within Framingham
    since the last election, it is more efficient to change your address at the Town
    Clerk’s office.

2. Preliminary City Election (Read more…)

FDTC Will Hold Mayoral Candidates’ Luncheon Forum on Sunday, September 17

The Framingham Town Democratic Committee will be holding its 2017 – 2018 kick-off meeting and luncheon on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, in the function room at the Framingham Green Apartments, 136 Maynard Rd. This will be a great opportunity to hear from registered Democrats who are running in the upcoming mayoral primary election, which takes place on September 26th.

11:30 – 12:00: Business Meeting of the Town Committee
12:00 – 1:30:  Lunch
12:30 – 1::30: Mayoral Program

Each of the Democratic candidates for Mayor will be given an opportunity to give a short opening introduction, respond to a few questions in debate format, and to offer a short closing statement.  The candidates will have a chance to talk informally during lunch with the attendees to discuss their campaign issues and answer individual questions as the primary rapidly approaches.  Attendance at the luncheon will present a unique opportunity to meet and discuss your concerns and hear the position of each of the mayoral candidates.

In addition, all Democratic town-wide office candidates will be introduced.

The Town Committee will be collecting non-perishable food items or personal hygiene items for donation to Pathways shelter.  All members are asked, and all guests are encouraged to bring goods to add to our donation. 

Friday Night Concerts on the Common

The Framingham DTC operates a voter registration table and information booth at the Framingham Friday night concerts.  The concerts are held on the lawn of the Centre Common at Edgell Road and Vernon Street.

Volunteers are needed for setup of the tent and information displays, to engage concert attendees’ interest in the literature, and to breakdown and wrap up.

Candidates and elected officials might attend to greet concert attendees.

There are three shifts for setup, operation and wrap up.  The concert performances run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Setup begins around 5:30 pm; breakdown starts about 20 minutes before the concert ends.

Concert schedule for 2017:

JUNE 23
JUNE 30
JULY 7
JULY 14
JULY 21
JULY 28
AUGUST 4
AUGUST 11

A rain date may be added on Aug 18.

Framingham DTC members are encouraged to volunteer for at least one concert during the summer.

The concerts are a fun night out, so bring the family too.

To volunteer, contact Norma Shulman at nbshulman@gmail.com.
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