Showing posts with label primary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primary. Show all posts

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Election Collection 2022: State election November 8

This collection holds the information shared and/or gathered for the State Election scheduled for November 8, 2022. The most recent info is on the top, scroll down for the older information including the Primary results for September 2022.

Find the same info by category in this listing ->

Non-partisan voters guide for 2022


Official results

Unofficial results (official results no later than Friday 11/10/22)

Voting in Franklin, MA on Nov 8, 2022

Representative Jeff Roy rolls out 2022 endorsements for his re-election campaign

Representative Roy step therapy bill signed into law

Town Clerk's office closed on Nov 8

Franks Musings: 047 - Ballot Questions (audio)

Frank Presents: 046 - Mark Lenzi on Ballot Question 3 (audio)

Voices of Franklin: Ted McIntyre - Strong Support for Senator Rausch

Voices of Franklin: Colin Cass - "Democrats for Dooley" half true

Boston Globe: "Details of Anthony Amore’s divorce are becoming an issue in Mass. auditor’s race."


Franklin Voter Guide for 2022

Jeff Roy making the case for your vote (video)

Frank Presents: 044 - Rachel Plukas & Alan Earls (audio)

Frank Presents: 043 - MA State Representative Jeff Roy (audio)

CommonWealth Magazine: "What’s behind the pipeline debate in governor’s race?"

You are welcome to observe multiple sessions of the advance removal and deposit of vote by mail ballots for the Nov 8 election

Tabulator testing completed Wednesday (voting machines count what they should)

Frank Presents: 040 - Conversations with Charles Bailey and 041 - Shawn Dooley (audio)

Frank Presents: Shawn Dooley (video)

Frank Presents: Charles Bailey (video)

Town Clerk reminder on early voting schedule

Representative Dooley conversation with Franklin Matters (audio)

Rausch vs. Dooley recap (text)

Mail ballots processed by Town Clerk

Boston Globe: "Liquor store giant Total Wine enters fray on Question 3"

Senator Rausch vs. Representative Dooley conversation (video)

Resources for Question #4

Resources for Question #1 

Franklin Liquors: Fall River cable access video on Ballot Question #3

Boston Globe: Questions & Answers on Ballot Question #1

Town Clerk: voter information for Nov 8, 2022 election

MA Governor candidates square off in debate ->

Early Voting schedule

Washington Post interactive on election deniers

Frank Falvey interviews Dashe Videra for "Frank Presents" (audio)

State Rep Jeff Roy interview with Franklin Matters Radio (audio)

Frank Falvey interviews State Rep Jeff Roy for "Frank Presents" -> (video) 

Senator Becca Rausch interview with Franklin Matters Radio (audio)

MASSTer list info on Ballot Question 3 ->

Tuft's analysis on Ballot Question 2 ->

State Election "Red Book" - voters guide -> 
Questions 1-3 are included in the printed Information for Voters book. Question 4 was submitted too late to be included, but you can find it in the online version at

Fair Share Amendment info - Ballot Question 1

Town of Franklin Official results of Sep 6 primary ->

Election Collection 2022: State election November 8
Election Collection 2022: State election November 8

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

CommonWealth Magazine: "Half of primary ballots cast before Election Day"

"ELECTION DAY may be a misnomer. 

State primary turnout figures make clear a new reality, with important implications for campaign strategies: Election Day is actually election season. For the second time in as many election cycles, fewer than half of ballots were cast on Election Day itself. More were cast early, either in person or, primarily, by mail. " 
Continue reading the article in CommonWealth Magazine

voting booths at Franklin High School
voting booths at Franklin High School

% by Mail% Early Vote% Day ofTotal Ballots

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Town of Franklin: Unofficial Results - MA State Primary - 09/06/22 (audio)

The unofficial state primary results for the Town of Franklin as announced by Town Clerk Nancy Danello on Tuesday, Sep 6, 2022

The PDF of the unofficial results can be found online ->

Audio file ->


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Town of Franklin: Unofficial Results - MA State Primary - 09/06/22 (audio)
Town of Franklin: Unofficial Results - MA State Primary - 09/06/22 (audio)

Town of Franklin - State Primary Unofficial Results - 09/06/22

The Unofficial results released by Franklin Town Clerk Nancy Danello for the State Primary held Sep 6, 2022 are shown in the embedded file:

 Download a copy ->

Town of Franklin - State Primary Unofficial Results - 09/06/22
Town of Franklin - State Primary Unofficial Results - 09/06/22

State Primary Election - all 9 Franklin precincts vote at Franklin High School

The voting opened this morning at 6 AM and will close at 8 PM today. All 9 precincts vote at Franklin High School.

The Franklin unofficial results will be shared as soon as they are available from Nancy Danello, Franklin Town Clerk.

Information on the State Primary can be found on the Town Clerk's page

If you mailed your ballot, you can track it to see that it is "Accepted" for counting today

voting booths at FHS
State Primary Election - all 9 Franklin precincts vote at Franklin High School

Friday, September 2, 2022

Franklin's Event Outlook: Sep 2, 2022 to Sep 8, 2022

The first week of school has come and gone, Labor Day is upon us. Fortunately, the Farmers Market and the weekend activities seem to get benefiting from a good weather forecast. Get out and about to take advantage of it.

And if you have not yet returned your vote by mail ballot for the Primary, drop it at the Municipal building. There is a new drop box directly to the Town Clerk's office. Voting in person opens at Franklin High School for all 9 precincts on Tuesday at 6 AM and closes at 8 PM.

The Franklin Garden Club resumes their monthly meetings on Tuesday and the Franklin Art Association resumes their meetings on Wednesday.  #artshappenhere

Friday, September 2

9:00am - State Primary - In person early voting  (Franklin High School)

2:00pm - Farmers Market  (Town Common)

3:30pm - Farmers Mkt Fun: Bookmark bonanza  (Town Common)

6:00pm - Laura May Duo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

6:00pm - Gay Perkowski (solo acoustic music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

Saturday, September 3

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

5:00pm - The Cowpies (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

Sunday, September 4

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

Monday, September 5 -
Labor Day

Town offices and buildings closed for holiday

Tuesday, September 6

6:00am - 8:00pm  State Primary Election Day  (Franklin High School)

6:30pm - Franklin Garden Club (Franklin Senior Center)

Wednesday, September 7

7:00pm - Franklin Art Association (Franklin Senior Center)


The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full calendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:

The Town meeting calendar is found

The School district calendar is found 

Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Frank Presents: Conversations with Eric Lesser and Kim Driscoll (audio)

In this episode, Frank Falvey sits down with Eric Lesser, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, to talk about his background, the work the Lieutenant Governor does and what Eric hopes to accomplish as the LG.

Audio file ->

In this episode, Frank Falvey sits down with Kim Driscoll, candidate from the Democratic party running for MA Lieutenant Governor, to talk about her current position as mayor of Salem, her background growing up in a navy family and what she hopes to accomplish as LG.

Audio file ->

Frank Presents: Conversations with Eric Lesser and Kim Driscoll (audio)
Frank Presents: Conversations with Eric Lesser and Kim Driscoll (audio)

Eric Lesser
Kim Driscoll

Friday, August 26, 2022

Senator Rausch: Sep 6 - Primary Voting Info

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Senator Rausch: Sep 6 - Primary Voting Info

Senator Rausch State House Briefing   
Part 2, Chapter 20 (August 25, 2022)   

It's primary season! Do you have a plan to vote in the Tuesday, September 6 Massachusetts primary election? As a registered voter, you have the choice to vote by mail, vote early, or vote on Election Day. I fought incredibly hard to bring vote by mail to our Commonwealth, and I'm deeply proud that we have expanded access to the ballot box through my legislative work. In such uncertain times, it is crucial that we protect our democracy by preserving our constitutional right to vote. 

In this newsletter, you'll find everything you need to make a voting plan for the Massachusetts primary election. For real-time updates, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you are a constituent and need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me and my team via phone (617-722-1555) or email ( We are here to help.   

Happy voting!

Yours in service,  

Senator Becca Rausch   

Resources at a Glance 

Check your voter registration, find your polling place, and preview your ballot 

Find your early voting site

Register to vote or update your voter registration 

Download an application to vote-by-mail, call 800-462-VOTE (8683) to request an application, or email (and include an e-signature) 

Application and ballot tracker

Find your local election office 

Senator Rausch: Sep 6 - Primary Voting Info


The deadline to register for the September 6 primary election is Saturday, August 27. You can check your voter registration, find your polling place, and preview your ballot here. 



Fill out a vote by mail application  

If you did not receive a vote by mail application in the mail, you can request one online, contact your local election office, or call 1-800-462-VOTE to get a copy mailed to you. If you are an unenrolled or independent voter, make sure you indicate on the application which party's primary ballot you want to receive. If you do not apply for a mail-in ballot for the primary, or you miss the deadline, you should get another application in the mail in September to vote by mail in the November 8 general election. 

Send in your vote by mail application 

Simply mail, email, fax, or drop off your application to your town or city clerk. The application sent to you will be addressed with guaranteed prepaid postage. If you submit the application via email, the application must have your signature on it. Your town or city clerk must receive your application by 5PM on Monday, August 29. 

Submit your mail-in ballot 

You can submit your mail-in ballot via mail, ballot drop box, or at your early voting location. 

A mail-in ballot will be sent to you at the address where you registered to vote, or a different address of your choosing if you designated it on your application. You will receive your ballot, instructions for voting by mail and completing your ballot, and an envelope pre-addressed with postage guaranteed to send to your local clerk. Remember to check the back side of your ballot and vote there too. Do not forget to sign your ballot! 

The deadline to drop off your ballot is 8 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, September 6. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by your town or city clerk by 8 PM on Tuesday, September 6. 



If you do not want to vote by mail, you can still vote early in person or head to the polls on Election Day.  

In-Person Early Voting 

Polling will begin on Saturday, August 27 and end on Friday, September 2. 

Voting on Election Day 

Polls will be open from 7AM-8PM on Election Day, Tuesday, September 6th. If you are in line by 8PM, you must be allowed to vote.  

If you have any questions about voting in Massachusetts, please don't hesitate to reach out to my office at 617-722-1555 or the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office at 1-800-462-VOTE. Happy voting!  

Virtual Evening Office Hours

 My team and I host virtual office hours every month

My team and I host virtual office hours every month. Residents from any part of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, as well as residents of the Norfolk, Worcester and Middlesex District (which takes effect in January 2023), are welcome to share their questions and opinions on state issues with me and my team via video chat or phone call.    

Sign up for a 15-minute appointment here.    
Upcoming virtual office hours:    

Monday, September 12, 5-6 PM

Our mailing address is:
The Office of Senator Becca Rausch
Massachusetts State House, Room 218
24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133