Framingham Patch will cover the town election in April 2014, but will not be endorsing any candidate. We will be researching, reporting and writing our own election articles, but candidates are encouraged to participate on the site, and often.
The town's annual election is the first Tuesday in the month of April, which this year falls on April Fools Day - April 1.
Framingham Patch is a community, interactive news site. We encourage participation. Candidates may join the conversation, but with a few rules.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Candidates are invited to submit one written announcement, with their reasons for running and their platform to Framingham Patch. It must be 500 words or less and be e-mailed to the editor at email@example.com no later than Tuesday, Jan. 28. All announcements will run no later than Saturday, Feb. 1.
Town Meeting member candidates may also submit announcements of candidacy.
PHOTOS: Candidates may also submit up to two photos, they choose, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org to run with the announcement and for future use on Framingham Patch.
BLOG DURING THE CAMPAIGN: All candidates, including those running for town-wide office or Town Meeting, are welcome to blog on Framingham Patch. To start a blog, click here: http://framingham.patch.com/blogs/new
Blog posts will be allowed up until March 30 at 11:59 p.m.
CANDIDATE EVENTS: Candidates, their campaign members, and residents are invited to submit fundraiser and other campaign-related events for a weekly election round-up column on Framingham Patch. Maximum word count is 250 words. Deadline for submission is Sunday, March 23.
Everyone may post events in the Framingham Patch calendar too at: http://framingham.patch.com/posts/event/new
Any other election policy questions or issues can be directed to Framingham Patch Editor Susan Petroni at email@example.com or 508-202-5597