Massachusetts Primary September 4th

STATE PRIMARY TAKES PLACE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY

The 2018 Massachusetts state primary will be  held on Tuesday September 4th.

This is the day after the Labor Day holiday weekend and this stands to impact turnout. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

Voters who believe they will not be able to go to their polling station on September 4th may vote by absentee ballot.  An absentee ballot can be obtained by writing to the local city or town clerk’s office requesting a ballot. Also voters can visit their local city or town clerk’s office and submit an absentee ballot over-the-counter.

Further questions on this may be directed to the Framingham City Clerk by calling:
(508) 532-5520.

6TH MIDDLESEX DEBATE ON AUG 26

Framingham Democratic Committee Hosts Debate August 26

The Framingham Democratic Committee will host a debate featuring the four candidates running in the Democratic primary for the vacant 6th Middlesex House seat.

Taking place:

Sunday August 26, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Heritage Senior Assisted Living
747 Water Street
Framingham, MA

PARKING: Members and guests attending this gathering are reminded to use the parking lot at Hemmenway School adjacent to the Heritage entry.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK on the Heritage property out of respect for the residents and staff of Heritage.

 

Watch Candidates Forum on Cable

WATCH AFTV ON CABLE CHANNELS RCN CHANNEL 3 • COMCAST CHANNEL 9 • VERIZON CHANNEL 43 BLOG

This was a forum that took place on June 24, 2018 during the business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee for the write-in candidates running in the 6th Middlesex House race.

http://accessfram.tv/watch/schedule-live/
Search for “candidates” to find the forum in the schedule (1 hour program)
Scheduled:

Sunday, 7/15/18 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 7/17/18 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, 7/18/18 at 8:00 PM
Friday 7/20/18 at 3:00 PM

Or watch online
http://accessfram.tv/watch/video-on-demand/
Search for “candidates”

(Thanks to DSC member Norma Shulman for providing this information.)

Nov 2018 Ballot Questions

ORDER SET FOR NOVEMBER’S BALLOT QUESTIONS
Question 1.  Proposals to mandate nurse staffing levels, repeal transgender access protections and investigate potentially changing the U.S. Constitution will be decided by Massachusetts voters on Nov. 6. Secretary of State William Galvin on Monday announced the numbers assigned to three questions. Proposed mandatory nurse staffing levels will be
Question 1 on the ballot. That debate will pit much of the health care industry against the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

Question 2 will ask voters if they want to establish a commission to look into the impact of political spending in Massachusetts and recommendations on potential amendments to the U.S. Constitution around that subject.

Question 3 will give voters the option to repeal the transgender public accommodations law that Gov. Charlie Baker signed in 2016.

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Friday Concert Signup

The Framingham Democratic Committee will operate a voter registration and information table at the Framingham Friday Night Concerts.

Volunteers are needed to staff the table. Tasks involve tent and table setup, hanging and displaying campagin literature. Directing concert goers to the table. Helping potential voters fill their registration form. Break down and packing of material before concert ends.

Available shifts:

  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Or stop by as your schedule permits and give what ever time you can,

To volunteer send email to: Norma Shulman nbshulman@gmail.com