FRAMINGHAM – Today is election day in the City of Framingham.
There is a preliminary election for Mayor and for City Council in District 7 only.
The final election is Tuesday, November 2. Today’s election is to narrow the candidates to just two choices in November.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
The two individuals with the most votes today will move on to the November 2 election.
SOURCE did a Q&A with each of the three mayoral candidates. Click on their names and you can read their answers.
There are 39,620 voters in the City of Framingham for this preliminary election.
In District 7 only (Precincts 13 & 14) voters will vote in a City Council race
There are four candidates.
The two individuals with the most voters will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 2 ballot.
Voters could have requested an absentee or mail-in ballot for this election.
City Clerk Lisa Ferguson said as of noon Monday, total number of returned ballots was 1,249, which is about 3% of registered voters.
If a voter has requested an absentee ballot or early ballot and has not return the ballot, the voter may vote in person on election day.
In order for a ballot to be counted, it must be placed in the drop box, delivered by mail or hand-delivered to the City Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. today, September 14.
Drop boxes are located at the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street and at the Christa McAuliffe Library branch.
Ballot drop boxes will be closed promptly at 8 p.m. said Ferguson.
BALLOTS CANNOT BE DROPPED OFF AT A POLLING LOCATION!
“I predict a steady flow of voters moving swiftly in an out of the polling location. There has been a steady stream of voters who have decided to vote by mail. Tomorrow weather will be perfect so I hope there will be a large turnout,” said Ferguson to SOURCE yesterday.
Masks are required at all polling locations.
Voters are encouraged to bring their own blue or black pen. Otherwise, the City will supply voters with marking pens.
SOURCE will post election results tonight. The digital news outlet will post results first on its Facebook page and then write reports.