FRAMINGHAM - Officials in Framingham released the unofficial results of Tuesday’s preliminary District 9 City Council election, as incumbent Tracey Bryant and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Jose Ferreira are both slated to advance to November’s general election.
Bryant led the way with 40 votes out of the 62 residents from Precincts 1, 2, and 3 who made their way to the polls at Harmony Grove Elementary School. Ferreira’s 16 votes were enough to defeat second challenger Albert Chimeno, who logged five total tallies. A lone ballot was left blank.
It was a low turnout for the preliminary election on the south side of the city, as the unofficial results showed just 2.07% of the 3,000 registered voters in District 9 cast ballots.
This preliminary result is especially unique for Ferreira, as he had announced on social media last month that he would cease from actively campaigning for the post. It was a sentiment he restated on Monday, the day prior to the election. The reason he was left on the ballot, according to the city, was that he did not officially bow out prior to the deadline to do so.
Ferreira has said that if he’s eventually elected as City Councilor for District 9, he would indeed serve.
The Framingham general election will be held on November 7. The deadline to register to vote is October 28 at 5 p.m. More details can be found by clicking here.
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