When there is a MA State election, campaign dollars also drive the voters to the polls (60+ %) to elect our Governor and other state positions.
When there is an override election, or debt override to build a school, this affects the Franklin pocketbook and voters turn out (40+ %). Franklin voters will generally build a school and only once in at least 7 tries have they ever passed an operational override (2007).
When there is a vote for the Town Council, School Committee, Town Clerk, and all the other important positions that run the community, only some Franklin voters come out to the polls (12-22%).
Maybe this time, with contested elections for Town Council, School Committee, Town Clerk and Board of Health, Franklin voters will show appropriate interest.
Will you be voting on Tuesday?
|Franklin Voter Turnout from 2003 - 2014 compiled from Town Clerk records|
The collection of all the information to prepare for the Nov 3rd election can be found here