Yes, this is the year for Franklin biennial election. The Town Council, School Committee and most other elected positions are on the ballot this time around. The Town Clerk and Treasurer/Collector positions are not on this ballot as they were elected in 2011 for a four year term. Page two of the document here outlines the full list of positions up for election this time.
Candidates can go to the Town Clerk's office to take out nomination papers as early as August 5th and as late as Sep 16th. All nomination papers need to be returned by Sep 18th.
The last date to register to vote for the Nov 5th election is Oct 16.
The full set of important dates can be found here
This was posted on the official Franklin page here