In accordance with MGL Chapter 54, section 25B(a)(14) as amended by section 10 of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2022, known as the VOTES Act of 2022, the Town of Franklin will perform a post-election tabulation session for the November 8, 2022 State Election.
Any ballot returned by mail and received on or before 5PM on November 12, 2022, if postmarked by November 8, 2022 will be opened, processed, and added to the Election Day totals.
This session will take place in the Municipal Building, 355 East Central St on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM.
We respectfully ask that observers register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared from Town of Franklin page ->
So in case you are wondering when the early votes, mail ballots and absentee ballots were counted:
The early voting, absentee ballots, and vote by mail ballots were processed last Saturday in to the voting tabulators. The memory cards with those results were taken out, stored securely and a new set of memory cards put in for all the day of voting on Tuesday. Once the polls closed Tuesday night, they ran the tape (tally) for the day of activity, took those cards out, put the other cards from Saturday in, and ran the tape (which they did not do on Saturday).
Both tapes with the voting totals were then entered manually to the spreadsheet shown in the unofficial results posted 10ish Tuesday night.
Both sets of cards were tested in a public session on Oct 26 and the audio for the testing process as well as community member questions on the process is available for review https://www.franklinmatters.
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