Monday, March 5, 2012

Registering to Vote and Absentee Ballot Information

Dear Supporters-

This is an important reminder regarding the upcoming vote on March 27 for the new high school.

If you are NOT registered to vote, the last day to register for this election is this Wednesday, March 7!

In this election, Franklin voters will have the chance to support the construction of a fully furnished and equipped 21st century high school and auditorium for our community. Voters will be asked to approve borrowing for a modern, new facility that will cost $47 million. The new high school is based on a state-approved model school design and will be open to students in the fall of 2014.  For more information on the high school project, please visit:

You can register at the Franklin Town Clerk's office in the Municipal Building at 355 East Central Street.  Additionally, following is information on voting by absentee ballot.

Please pass this along to your friends and neighbors!  Thank you!

How to Vote by Absentee Ballot

If you will be physically unable to vote on March 27, you can vote by absentee ballot starting on March 7 and at any time up to noon on Monday, March 26.

There are several convenient ways to obtain and vote by absentee ballot. You can do so in person at the Town Clerk's Office. Or, you can vote by mail. Here's how:

Download and complete an Absentee Ballot application right now. To obtain a form for yourself, visit

To request a ballot for a family member, visit: .

· Complete the form appropriate for you (the voter or family member). Be sure to check off the "Election Box" in Section 1 and write in the date of March 27.

· Hand-deliver or mail the completed from to the Town Clerk's Office, Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA, 02038. Forms must be received in the Town Clerk's Office by Noon, March 26. Since original signatures are required, ballot applications cannot be faxed or emailed.

· The Absentee Ballot will be mailed to you or your family member after March 7.

· Ballots will be mailed to the voter with two envelopes. After making your YES vote on the ballot, place the ballot in the smaller, brown envelope and sign it. Insert the smaller envelope in the bigger, white envelope. Place two 1st-class stamps on it and mail it.

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