Brendan Fitzpatrick

January 23, 2024

City Clerk Advises Residents of Early Primary Voting, Annual Census

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FRAMINGHAM - City Clerk Lisa Ferguson is reminding residents about a pair of municipal measures: early voting for the upcoming presidential primary election and the city’s annual census.

Registered voters in Framingham will have multiple ways to vote in the primary, which is officially being held in Massachusetts on Tuesday, March 5. Ferguson reminded residents that they must take the ballot of the party that they’re registered to. The deadline to register to vote or to change party affiliations is Saturday, February 24 at 5 p.m.

Polls on March 5 will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but early voting will take place beforehand between February 24 and Friday, March 1. Early voting will occur at both the McAuliffe Library on Water Street as well as at the Memorial Building.

Additionally, voting by mail will be available locally. Any registered voter in Framingham can request a mail-in ballot for the primary by mail, online, email, or fax. Requests for mail-in ballots must be at the City Clerk’s office or in a drop box by Tuesday, February 27 at 5 p.m. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on March 5. More details on voting by mail can be found by clicking here.

As for the annual city census, Ferguson advised that residents with no changes to their household from last year—which is usually 70% of all Framingham households, according to the City Clerk’s office—can simply reply to the census online.

Information on the online reply option will be printed on census forms that are mailed to homes throughout the city. The link to the online reply function can also be found by clicking here. Additionally, residents can call the City Clerk’s office at 508-532-5521 to indicate that there are no changes at their homes.

State law mandate that any residents with changes have to sign and mail a paper form back to the City Clerk’s office.

More details can be found on the Framingham City Clerk’s office’s website.

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