Episode 833

FM #833 - Town Clerk updates on the State Primary Election Sep, 2022 - 07/26/22

Published on: 31st July, 2022

This shares my conversation with Town Clerk Nancy Danello and Dyan Fitzgerald, Deputy Town Clerk. We met in the Town Clerk office in the Franklin Municipal Building to discuss the preparation for the State Primary election scheduled for Sep 6, 2022.

We cover the following key topics

  • Vote by mail and early voting now permanent per State legislation
  • Town Council required to approve the schedule and police detail before each election
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth mailed vote by mail cards to registered voters
  • “Independent” voters need to check the box for which primary ballot they want (Democrat or Republican, don’t need to make that choice for the November election)
  • Early voting schedule being approved by Secretary of the Commonwealth 
  • in Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours
  • Effectively one week before the Sep 6 primary at FHS
  • Absentee ballot applications available now
  • State Primary Day - Sep 6, 2022

The show notes include links to the Town Clerk page and other election information.

Our conversation runs about 14 minutes, so let’s listen in to my conversation with Nancy and Dyan.


Town Clerk’s page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk 

Register to vote ->   https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/   

Sample ballots State Primary Sep 6, 2022 -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/news/state_primary_9-6-2022_-_sample_ballot.pdf

9 precincts for Franklin -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2022_precinct_map.pdf


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Stephen Sherlock

I volunteer as the Community Information Director for Franklin, MA (USA)*. I have been provide accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin since 2007. Currently working in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019.

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