Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Vote today at Franklin High School from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Today is the day. By now, you, the Franklin voter, should have enough information to make your voting decision based upon what has been shared about the individual candidates here and by the Milford Daily News.

vote at Franklin High School - Nov 3, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
vote at Franklin High School - Nov 3, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

With my three questions, I wanted to provide some depth to the candidate. Many of the issues are not easy yes/no answers. The issues are usually more nuanced. Hence I think we should know more about where the candidates are coming from rather than their answer on a specific issue. The answer on the issue today is not an indicator of their answer on a different issue tomorrow. Knowing more about the candidate as a person, their life here in Franklin, etc. I believe is important.

For example, that a Board of Health candidate actually has either a public health certification or nursing degree should provide some insights over someone who does not have that background.

That some candidates tout their openness and yet say definitively they’ll do something tells me that are not really that ‘open’ minded as they claim to be.
So in preparation for Tuesday, review the interviews that have been shared.

Make up your mind, and get out to vote. 

All voters (no matter what precinct you are in) are served by the one location at Franklin High School.

You get to cast seven votes for the School Committee and nine votes for the Town Council. You have a small choice for School Committee (one is left standing in this round of musical chairs). You have a bigger choice for the Town Council where 5 are left standing.

I have heard many claim that they will only vote for 3 or 4 but given the information that has been shared you should be able to vote for a full slate for both the School Committee and Town Council. Doing anything less than casting your full set of votes will allow someone else to get in that you may come to regret.

If you do need information on the candidates or the ballot question, you can find the Election Collection here:   bit.ly/FranklinElect2015

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