January 4, 2015

In Massachusetts – Am I Registered? Is My Address Correct?

LINK BELOW  TO OBTAIN THE INFORMATION (You must vote at the Brookline Town Clerk’s Office prior to the day of the election (absentee) or, on the day of the election, at the polling location associated with your registered address). Absentee ballots are available approximately 20 days prior to the election.

For other states go to the website of the Elections Department
Deadline for Change of Address or Registration for May 5, 2015, Brookline Town Election, deadline is April 15, 2015. CANNOT BE DONE ON-LINE.
December 31, 2014

BROOKLINE TOWN ELECTION OF MAY 5, 2015 – some critical dates

> Booklet on  “How and Why to Run for Elective Office in Brookline” is available as LINK on top of this web page and at www.lwvbrookline.org

Program will be available (by Feb. 21) as video at http://www.brooklineinteractive.org

Board of Selectmen decide to present a Tax Override of $7,665,000 and Debt Exclusion for Devotion School. Videos of session will be available at www.brooklineinteractive.org

> January 20 – Nomination Papers Available from Brookline Town Clerk’s Office. In addition to the expected Tax and Debt Exclusion Override Questions, the election will   include the following positions: 2 Board of Selectmen; 3 School Committee; 4 Library Trustees; 2 Constables; Town Clerk; Town Meeting Moderator; 90 (or more) Town Meeting Members.

Who have taken out (and returned) Nomination Papers – link to Election Information on Town Clerks website:  http://www.brooklinema.gov/138/Election-Information

> March 17 – Nomination Papers – last day for submission.

> April 8 – Forum on Override Ballot – 7PM-9PM – Town Hall – Selectmen’s Meeting Room

> April 15 – Forum on Override Ballot – 7PM-9PM – Town Hall – Selectmen’s Meeting Room

> April 15 – Change Address or Register to Vote (last day for May 5 election); for status go to http://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/

July 25, 2014

Final Results – Four Ballot Questions – Yes, No, No, Yes

Taken from the website of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, under Elections and Voting, (2014, Return of Votes)
Question Number 1: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing
     YES – 1,095,229, (53%); NO – 972,271  (47%)
Question Number 2: Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law
     NO – 1,561,591 (73.5%); YES – 564,381 (26.5%)
Questions Number 3: Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming
     NO – 1,271,404 (60%); YES – 845,888 (40%)
Question Number 4: Earned Sick Time for Employees
     YES – 1,256,841 (59.4%); NO – 859,621 (40.6%)
January 10, 2013

Voting is a Right and Responsibility

The Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. But Rights come with Responsibilities, so your Right to vote also means you are responsible for registering, educating yourself on the candidates and the issues, AND voting – in every election. Betsy Munzer


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