UPDATED: Framingham Source Election Policy – City Elections 2017

Framingham Source will cover the City of Framingham election in November 2017, but will not be endorsing any candidates.

The first City of Framingham election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7.

There may be a need for a preliminary election on September 26.

Framingham Source encourages discussion on the candidates and on the races on our social media platforms. Candidates may join the conversation, but with a few rules.

Nomination papers for the city election can be picked up starting May 1. They are due by July 3.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As of this posting, candidates are invited to submit ONE written announcement, with their reasons for running for district or city-wide office and their platform to Framingham Source.

It must be 500 words or less and be emailed to editor@FraminghamSource.com.

All candidates may submit up to two photos, they choose, and email editor@FraminghamSource.com to run with the announcement and for future use on Framingham Source.

The deadline to submit an announcement is July 3. All announcements will run no later than July 4.

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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Letters to the editor will be accepted during the campaign period from all candidates, starting May 1.

Letters must be signed and include a phone number and e-mail address for verification.

Letters must be 500 words or less.

No more than one letter to the editor, per candidate, per week, as of May 1.

Letters to the editor, in support of any candidate, will be allowed, from Framingham residents.

The last day to submit a letter to the editor about the November 7 election is Sunday, Oct. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

All letters will run by October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Additional deadline will be added if a preliminary election must be held in September 2017.

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CANDIDATE EVENTS:

Candidates, their campaign members, and residents are invited to submit fundraiser and other campaign-related events.

Maximum word count is 150 words.

Source may choose to run all announcements in an election calendar or run each individually.

The last day to submit a political event is Wednesday, October 24, at 11:59 p.m.

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POLITICAL ADVERTISING:

Framingham Source will accept political ads. The acceptance and publishing of any advertising for a candidate does not reflect the position of Framingham Source, which will remain neutral on any candidate or ballot question.

Source, as a news website, will accept ads on a first come, first serve basis.

All political ads must be paid up front before publishing.

Source is accepting ads for all political campaigns, just like newspapers, radio stations, and television stations accept political ads.

For information on advertising with Source, click here.

The last day to purchase a political ad for the November 7 election is October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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