Framingham town clerk asks to move polling place from McCarthy Elementary School – Framingham SOURCE


FRAMINGHAM — City Clerk Lisa Ferguson has asked to move the polling station from McCarthy Elementary School to the Farley Administration Building, across Flagg Drive.

Voters would vote inside the gymnasium in the Farley Administration Building, if approved by the school board.

“Since the request was brought to our attention, there has been a collaborative effort between the Registrar’s Office and the FPS Buildings and Grounds team to review both locations, understand the reasoning behind the request and find a solution. which will benefit citizens. of Framingham. The Farley Building has additional space that McCarthy cannot provide. The larger space will allow for 2 additional precincts and may help address concerns for voters who do not have a polling station near their homes,” the executive director of finance and operations for Framingham Public Schools wrote. Lincoln Lynch IV, to the school board.

“Voters in the John J. Brady Drive, Rose Kennedy Lane and Musterfield area neighborhoods will not have to travel to Wesley United Methodist Church to vote as their voting location will change to the Farley Building,” Lynch wrote in his memo to the 9-member school committee.

“The move also creates additional parking spaces at Farley and does not allow for any disruption or additional security measures needed during student drop-off or pick-up times,” Lynch added.

“After careful consideration, I fully support moving the polling location from McCarthy to Farley as recommended by the City Clerk. My recommendation is that the Committee vote for the change at its meeting on February 2, 2022. This support will help Lisa secure a favorable vote from City Council,” Lynch noted in his email.

Currently, voters in Precinct 13 (District 7) are voting at McCarthy Elementary School.

As of January 1, the City of Framingham has been reduced from 18 wards and 9 districts to 27 wards and 9 districts, due to the 2020 census.


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