Showing posts with label signatures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label signatures. Show all posts

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Town Clerk Nancy Danello announces that the Nomination Papers are NOW Available

Notice from the Office of the Town Clerk: 

Nomination Papers NOW Available August 1st, 2023

The Biennial Town Election is November 7th, 2023. Which means it's almost time to pull nomination papers! Nomination papers will be available Thursday, July 27 August 1st, 2023 and must be returned by September 6th, 2023 no later than 5PM to the Town Clerk's Office of the. The following is a complete list of available seats.

Board/ Committee/ Position# of Open SeatsCurrent OfficialTerm of Office
Board of Assessors2 4 Year 2019 - 2023
Board of Health2 4 Year 2019 - 2023
Constables3 4 Year 2019 - 2023
Planning Board3 4 Year 2021 - 2023
School Committee7 2 Year 2021 - 2023
Town Council9 2 Year 2021 - 2023

Questions? Contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 508-520-4900 or email

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Franklin Election Collection - 2023
Franklin Election Collection - 2023

Friday, August 5, 2022

Nancy Danello, Franklin Town Clerk talks about the Election Process - 08/03/22 (audio)

FM #834 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 834 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with Town Clerk Nancy Danello. We met in the Town Clerk office in the Franklin Municipal Building to discuss the overall election process. The overall process is functionally the same for the State Primary and for the regular November election. The cutoff dates, the early voting dates, and the election dates will change but the process remains basically the same. 

We cover the following key topics

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

  • “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)

  • If you are registered with a party and you want the other party's primary ballot, checking the box is not sufficient. You need to submit a “part change form” to get the other party ballot. 

  • Vote by mail process walked through, similar to in person voting whether early or day of

  • Validation of machine tallies to be scheduled

  • Only the total of voters casting ballots are tallied each day of early voting

  • Early and absentee ballots to be process during the Primary day

  • Vote totals at the close Primary Day will be “unofficial” until certified within the next 3 days to become official vote results

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

Our conversation runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen in to my conversation with Nancy. Audio file ->


Town Clerk’s page -> 

Register to vote -> 

State Primary early voting schedule  -> 


Vote by mail process diagram -> 


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Nancy Danello, Franklin Town Clerk
Nancy Danello, Franklin Town Clerk 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Franklin Democrats: nomination paper signing event locations in Franklin - Apr 9

Franklin Democrats will be offering candidates' nomination papers to the public for signature on Saturday, April 9 (rain day: Sunday, April 10). 
Official nomination papers will be available for signature at tables outside Stop and Shop, Shaw's, and the Franklin Post Office from 10:00 AM until noon.
Residents are welcome to sign for any or all candidates running in the 2022 fall election.

Who can sign nomination papers for MA state office candidates? Registered voters in the party of the candidate who's nomination paper they are signing. Per a google search for MA regulations on this question I found: