Category Archives: Town Election

Voting information for Monday, May 19th

When you go to the Hopkinton Middle School to vote on Monday, May 19th you will be asked to complete 2 tasks:

1) Vote in the general Election (i.e. vote for Selectman, Parks and Rec Commissioners, School Committee, Board or Health, etc.)

To prepare for this task, you can go to www.educatehopkinton.com for information on the candidates.

2) Vote on 2 Ballot Questions

To prepare for this task, the ballot questions are included below:

QUESTION #1

Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2 ½, so-call, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to obtain plans, designs, cost estimates and bid documents, as well as to provide for the acquisition of all materials, equipment, engineering, needs analyses and services necessary or appropriate for the repair, maintenance, renovation or improvement of municipal buildings and grounds, school buildings and grounds to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990?

Yes ___________ No _____________

This question is about mandatory compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. If approved, it allows the town to borrow funds to improve accessibility to our public buildings. The amount that will be borrowed is $157,232 which was approved by a 2/3 vote on Article 50 at Annual Town Meeting.

QUESTION #2

Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2 ½, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to obtain soil borings, topographical studies, land surveys, wetlands surveys, preliminary site development plans, schematic designs, architectural and engineering designs, cost estimates, bid documents, and construction alternatives for the renovation or replacement of the Center Elementary School located at 11 Ash Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, for which feasibility study the Town may be eligible for a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority?

Yes ___________ No _____________

This question is about a state mandated feasibility study to resolve issues around the viability of Center School and Hopkinton’s facility planning efforts. The amount approved by a 2/3 vote on Article 48 at Annual Town Meeting was $385,000, but at least 40% of that would be reimbursed by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, bringing actual borrowing to no more than $231,000. If approved, the funding allows Hopkinton to move forward with applying for state funds for school buildings. If not approved, Hopkinton would be removed from the current list of eligible projects.

In addition to these projects receiving Town Meeting endorsement, both of these Questions require a majority vote at the polls.

www.educatehopkinton encourages you to read up on the issues and exercise your right to vote.

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Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.

Women’s Club “Meet the Candidates Night” April 30 7:00 p.m.

Hopkinton Women’s Club presents the 22nd annual “Meet the Candidates Night”
Wednesday, April 30th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ HCAM Studios

The public is invited to meet the candidates for the upcoming town election. Following their presentations, the candidates are available for questions from the audience. The forum is broadcast by HCAM-TV.

www.educatehopkinton.com

Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.

Hopkinton Independent Selectman Candidate Debate

Hopkinton Independent Selectman Candidate Debate

Monday, April 28, 2008

Taped at 5 p.m. at HCAM Studio – Limited seating available
Debate will air at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28 on HCAM – Channel 8 (Comcast) Channel 30 (Verizon)
Tune in to see the candidates answer questions about critical issues facing Hopkinton. Learn where each candidate stands on these issues and be an informed voter on May 19.

www.educatehopkinton.com

Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.

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Go online to www.educatehopkinton.com for the following information:

  • Voter Information
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • FY09 Budget Calendar
  • FY09 Budget Related Documents and Links
  • Election Information

We encourage you to share this email with your friends so that they can keep up to date with information as the 2008 Town Meeting, Special Town Meeting and the Town Election approach.

www.educatehopkinton.com

Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Information

ALERT: POLITICAL NOTICE HOPKINTON TOWN CLERK
Annual Town Meeting May 5
Annual Town Election May 19
Last day to register is April 15th. Office hours April 15th will be 8 am – 8 pm

VOTER REGISTRATION – Must be completed by April 15th.

*****YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER TO VOTE AT TOWN MEETING

Voter Registration link – Source: Hopkinton Town Clerk
http://www.hopkinton.org/gov/clerk/elections.htm#registration

National Mail Voter Registration Form – Source: Federal Government www.eac.gov
http://www.fabnit.com/nvra-update-09-12-06.pdf

ABSENTEE BALLOT – If you cannot PLAN to be in town to vote during the polling hours, educatehopkinton.com urges you to secure an Absentee Ballot.

Download : Massachusetts Official Absentee Ballot – Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absbalap.pdf

www.educatehopkinton.com

Educate Hopkinton’s goal is to keep people up-to-date on the budget process and the Town’s financial needs.