Nomination Papers Available June 1 For City of Framingham Election

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham will elect Mayor, the entire School Committee, 9 District City Councilors, half the Library Trustees and three of the five Cemetery Trustees in November.

The City Clerk’s office posted the election calendar for the 2021 election in March, but election season will officially kick-off on June 1, when nomination papers will become available.

Voters will elect a Mayor for 4 years, and 6 Library Trustees for 4 years. Voters will also elect the entire 9-member School Committee, by District, and 9 District City Councilors for 2-year terms in November 2021.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2.

The last day to file nomination papers is July 15 at 4 p.m.

Mayoral candidates need to file 500 signatures of registered voters, including 25 signatures from each of the nine precincts.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer and former City Councilor and long-time Selectman Charlie Sisitsky are the only two candidates who have officially announced a run for Mayor. Nobscot resident Rick McKenna announced last week he is exploring a run for Mayor.

Candidates for district School Committee or City Council must file 50 signatures from registered voters in their district.

District 3 School Committee member Scott Wadland and District 6 School Committee member Geoffrey Epstein announced they will not seek re-election for a third term.

District 2 School Committee member Ricky Finlay announced today he would be running for the District 2 seat he was appointed to when the late Karen Foran Dempsey died during her term.

District 7 City Councilor Margareth Shepard announced she would not seek a third term.

For the City Council races, District 2 Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales, District 3 Councilor Adam Steiner and District 8 Councilor John Stefanini have all announced re-election campaigns.

On Monday, former District 5 School Committee member Noval Alexander announced he would run for the District 5 City Council seat.

Up for re-election for Cemetery Trustees are City Council Chair George P. King. Jr, Peter Whiting, and Dennis Cardiff.

Up for re-election for Library Trustee are Chair Ruth Winett, JoAnn Thompson, Millie Gonzales, Heather Klish, Arthur M. Finstein, and Steven C. Malchman.

The full election calendar is below:

June 1, 2021TuesdayCity Office nomination papers are available from the City Clerk.
July 15, 2021ThursdayLast day and hour to file nomination papers with the Registrars of Voters.
July 29, 2021ThursdayLast day and hour for Registrars to file certified nomination papers with the City Clerk.
August 2, 2021MondayLast day and hour of objections to and/or withdrawal of nomination papers.
August 2, 2021Monday4:10 P.M.  Drawing for ballot positions for City Preliminary Election.
August 25, 2021Wednesday8:00 P.M.  Voter registration deadline for the City Preliminary. 
September 7, 2021TuesdayPre-Preliminary Campaign Finance Reports due: Only Candidates for City Office on the preliminary ballot must file reports covering the date last filed through August 28, 2021. A candidate will file a prepreliminary report only if his or her name appears on a preliminary ballot.
September 7, 2021TuesdayPosting warrant for City Preliminary.
September 14, 2021TuesdayCity Preliminary Election

September 20, 2021MondayLast day and hour for filing withdrawals of or objections to nominations made at the preliminary and for filing written acceptances by write-in or sticker candidates who won in the preliminary with the City Clerk.
September 20, 2021Monday4:10 P.M.  Drawing for ballot position for City Election.
October 13, 2021Wednesday8:00 P.M.  Voter registration deadline for City Election.
October 25, 2021MondayPre-Election Campaign Finance Reports due: Candidates for City Office must file reports covering the date last filed through October 15, 2021
October 26, 2021TuesdayPosting warrant for Election.
November 2, 2021TuesdayCity Election
January 20, 2022TuesdayYear-end Campaign Finance Report Due

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