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.http://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx 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.
> 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/
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%)