FRAMINGHAM – Due to Tuesday’s pending snow storm a court order was issued to extend the registration deadline to vote in the Town of Framingham’s election on April 4.
The deadline is now Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m.
The Town Clerk’s office will be open until 8 p.m. on March 16.
The office will only be open until 5 p.m. on the 15th.
But you can always register to vote online in Massachusetts. Click here for how.
On April 4, Framingham voters will elect two Selectmen, three School Committee members, and several other town leaders.
Voters will also see a Framingham ballot question too. Voters will be asked to approve a change in how Framingham governs.
A yes vote will change Framingham to a city form of government with a mayor, an 11-member City Council and a 9-member School Committee, elected by district.
A no vote will keep Framingham a town with a hired manager, a 5-member elected Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting, and a 7-member School Committee elected at large.
A 9-member elected Framingham Charter Commission voted 8-1 to recommend a City form of government to voters. Voters approved the creation of the Charter Commission and elected 9 members to serve on it in Spring 2016. Twenty-six individuals ran to be Charter Commissioner.
You can read the majority report, signed by eight Commissioners, by clicking here.
You can read the minority report written by one Commissioner, by clicking here.
State law does not allow for Framingham voters to pick and choose parts of the Commission’s recommendations to approve. Voters can only vote yes or no.
If the vote is yes, an election would be held in November 2017 to elected an entire new School Committee, 11 Councilors, and a Mayor.
Every house with a registered voter was mailed a copy of the proposed home rule charter to change the form of government last week. The report is almost 7o pages.