FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Clerk Lisa Ferguson requested the 2021 preliminary election date be changed from September 21 to September 14, due to a Jewish holiday.
The Charter states a a “preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates be held on the third Tuesday in September in every odd-numbered year,” but September 21 is Sukkot, a Jewish holy day.
The Framingham City Council unanimously approved the change Tuesday night 11-0.
In November 2021, Framingham voters will elect a Mayor for 4 years, 9 district City Councilors, and 9 School Committee members, along with a couple of other office holders.
The first Tuesday in November 2021 is Nov. 2.
The preliminary election will now be held on September 14.