On Thursday, July 12, the Mayor’s office removed the name of one of the Democrats, and submitted two Republican names for appointed as well.
Mayor Yvonne Spicer is now recommending the following four individuals for the Framingham Board of Registrars:
- Democrat Linda Fields
- Assistant City Clerk Lisa Ferguson as an ex officio member representing the Democratic party.
- Republican Bruce Wester
- Republican Eng Cho
Massachusetts General Laws requires event community to have a Board of Registrats of Voters. State law requires the appointing authority to select members from the two leading political parties, and for the four members to be equal between the two parties.
Registrars process absentee voter applications, process address and party changes, maintain accurate lists of registered voters in the City, conduct maintenance and testing of voting equipment, help to conduct elections and recounts as necessary in a fair and impartial manner, help to tally election results, accept and certify nomination papers, and certify initiative or referendum petitions.
The 11-member City Council will need to approve the nominees within 30 days of July 12, or they will automatically be appointed.