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Ask eHop: Why does Hopkinton have partisan town elections?

Ask eHop: Why does Hopkinton have partisan town elections?

eHop contacted the Town Clerk last year who told us that caucuses in our area date back to the 1700’s. She also told us that most towns in Massachusetts have non-partisan local elections and that there are less than 20 localities who continue to have […]

Ask eHop – What’s a Consent Agenda? What does “No Action” mean?

Ask eHop – What’s a Consent Agenda? What does “No Action” mean?

The Consent Agenda is a tool to allow housekeeping items or articles that require “No Action” to be approved with a single vote at the start of Town Meeting. The concept is to allow for more time for the thoughtful debate of other articles. Articles […]

Ask eHop: Why does Hopkinton have partisan town elections?

Ask eHop: Why does Hopkinton have partisan town elections?

eHop contacted the Town Clerk who told us that caucuses in our area date back to the 1700’s. She also told us that most towns in Massachusetts have non-partisan local elections and that there are less than 20 localities who continue to have Caucus Nominees. […]

Ask eHop: Unenrolled voters in the primary?

Ask eHop: Unenrolled voters in the primary?

Ask eHop: How can unenrolled voters participate in the primary election?  Massachusetts has open primaries, meaning registered independent, or unenrolled, voters can decide whether to vote in the Republican, Democratic or Green-Rainbow primary. Read more in the Hopkinton Crier. 22% of Hopkinton voters are Democrats, […]