Tuesday is Election Day in Framingham
There is a heated race for a one-year seat on the Framingham School Committee and for two seat on the Planning Board. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Tomorrow, April 3 is election day in Framingham. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Assistant Town Clerk Lisa Ferguson is predicting double-digit turnout - about 12%.
Framingham residents have races for School Committee, Planning Board and Library Trustee. There are also races for Town Meeting member seats in Precincts 1 and 4.
The fact that there are a couple of races, is why Ferguson does not predict the miserable 3% turnout of a couple years ago in the town election.
For Planning Board, residents will only see one name on the ballot; but will vote to elect two to the five-member board. Incumbent Tom Mahoney's name is the only one on the ballot. Stephanie Mercandetti and Ned Price are both staging write-in campaigns for the seat.
Residents may vote for up to two candidates - be it both the write-in candidates or Mahoney and a write-in candidate. Mahoney can win by being the highest vote getter, but both Mecandetti and Price need a minimum of 50 votes, explained Ferguson. (The 50 votes is the same number of signatures required for Mahoney and other candidates to get on the town-wide ballot.)
Incumbents Library Trustees Maria Barry, Janet Harrington, Nancy Coville Wallace are being challenged by George Brown and Eric Doherty for the four open seats.
As mentioned above, there are races for Town Meeting members in precincts 1 and 4. Some precincts have fewer candidates than seats open. For a complete list of Town Meeting races, click here.
If you are not sure where you vote, please click here.
Editor's Note: Framingham Patch does not endorse candidates. Framingham Patch will be reporting election results live from the Memorial Building Tuesday night.