Sunday, July 31, 2022

Multiple updates discussed with Town Clerk Nancy Danello in advance of the Sep 6 State Primary -07/26/22 (audio)

FM #833 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 833 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with Town Clerk Nancy Danello and Dyan Fitzgerald, Deputy Town Clerk. We met in the Town Clerk office in the Franklin Municipal Building to discuss the preparation for the State Primary election scheduled for Sep 6, 2022.

We cover the following key topics

  • Vote by mail and early voting now permanent per State legislation

  • Town Council required to approve the schedule and police detail before each election

  • Secretary of the Commonwealth mailed vote by mail cards to registered voters

  • “Independent” voters need to check the box for which primary ballot they want (Democrat or Republican, don’t need to make that choice for the November election)

  • Early voting schedule being approved by Secretary of the Commonwealth 

    • in Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours

    • Effectively one week before the Sep 6 primary at FHS

  • Absentee ballot applications available now

  • State Primary Day - Sep 6, 2022

The show notes include links to the Town Clerk page and other election information.

Our conversation runs about 14 minutes, so let’s listen in to my conversation with Nancy and Dyan. Audio file ->


Town Clerk’s page -> 

Register to vote -> 

Sample ballots for Sep 6 ->

In person early voting schedule for State Primary ->

9 precincts for Franklin ->


New vote by mail drop off box at Municipal Building ->


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new vote by mail drop off box at the Municipal Building
new vote by mail drop off box at the Municipal Building

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