Get Out The Vote

The general election is coming soon (November 3).  Voting important and easy. To vote in the general election, you’ll have to be registered by October 14. Your local and state governments are ready to help you get it done.

First stop in Franklin is the Town Clerk:
(508) 520-4900
Town Clerk’s Page

There you will find regularly updated news about these elections, especially in relation to COVID-19. 

You’ll also find a link to the excellent Massachusetts Secretary of State’s page:  “State Elections Division.”   Click on this link for answers to all your questions about dates, deadlines, places to go, and so forth.

Another terrific web site, which is both informative and interactive, is VoteAmerica.com, a non-profit, non-partisan source of information about voting in the United States.  Use this site if you are a resident of another state.

Besides voting for your candidates of choice in the November 3rd election, voters will be asked to vote on two ballot questions. 

Question 1:  Right to Repair
This question involves requiring automobile manufacturers to make information about vehicles, (starting in 2022),  now only available to car dealers, available to owners and independent repair shops.

Question 2:  Ranked Choice Voting
This question deals with assuring that a winning candidate has the majority of the popular vote.  A voter would indicate their first, second, and third choice of candidates on the ballot.  If no candidate receives a majority of votes, (at least 50%), on the first count, voters’ second, and if necessary, third choices would be counted until one candidate reaches the majority.

Before the November 3rd election, you will receive an informational booklet from the State explaining the issues, and what a “yes” or “no” vote means for each question.

For more information, click here :
Massachusetts Question 1: Right to Repair Law
Massachusetts Question 2, Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative

Other Information

A First-Time Voting Guide for Students and Other Newcomers There are many things to figure out if it’s your first-time voting, including your eligibility, timing, logistics, candidates, and more. Maybe you’re turning 18 and you’re not sure where to start, or maybe you’re eager to get involved in the electoral process. From researching candidates and picking your party to registering and casting your ballot, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know to exercise your right to vote.

Now it’s up to you to get it done. Mark your calendar.  Make a plan to vote.

First Time Voter Video
First-Get Your Drivers License

GetOutTheVote is a concerned non-partisan committee from Franklin, Massachusetts

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