Tuesday is Election Day in Framingham: First Time Mayor Candidates on the Ballot

FRAMINGHAM – Tuesday is election day in Framingham.

It will be the first time mayoral candidates will be on the ballot.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Everyone still votes in their same precinct. However, for the first time registered voters will make choices community-wide and by district.

Framingham Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey said there are 39,996 registered voters for Tuesday’s election.

More than 11,000 voters, or about 28 percent of the registered voters in town made the choice to make the Town of Framingham the City of Framingham in April. The decision was by just about 100 votes. So close, a recount was held, but upheld the move to the City of Framingham.

Mulvey is estimating a turnout of about 20 to 25 percent on Tuesday.

Everyone will see seven mayoral candidates on the ballot. You will pick one. The two individuals with the most votes will be listed on the November 7 ballot.

Framingham Source published profiles and a Q&A with each of the seven mayoral candidates. Click the names below to read.

They are listed below based on the order they will appear on the ballot on Tuesday.

Names were drawn this summer for ballot order. Names do not appear alphabetically on Tuesday’s ballot.

There will be five candidates for at-large city councilor. You will vote for two. The four individuals with the most votes will be listed on the November 7 ballot. In November, the two individuals with the most votes will be elected.

The names are list in the order they will appear on the Sept 26 ballot.

Under the new city charter, each district, which is comprised of two precincts, will elect one City Councilor and one School Committee member.

There are no School Committee names on the preliminary ballot on Tuesday. Voters will see School Committee names on the November 7 ballot. Tuesday’s election is to narrow choices to just two names on the ballot.

There are races for district City Council in several districts on Tuesday but not all.

Not sure which city district you are in? Not sure where to vote? Click here.

Below are voting guides for each of the 9 precincts.

  • Precinct 1 – There are 4 individuals running for district city councilor. Two names will move forward to the November 7 ballot.
  • Precinct 2
  • Precinct 3 – There are 3 individuals running for district city councilor. Two names will move forward to the November 7 ballot.
  • Precinct 4 – There are 3 individuals running for district city councilor. Two names will move forward to the November 7 ballot.
  • Precinct 5 – There are 3 individuals running for district city councilor. Two names will move forward to the November 7 ballot.
  • Precinct 6 – There are 4 individuals running for district city councilor. Two names will move forward to the November 7 ballot.
  • Precinct 7 – There are 3 individuals running for district city councilor. Two names will move forward to the November 7 ballot.
  • Precinct 8
  • Precinct 9

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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