The following poll was shared with me by an email from candidate Dr. Natalia Linos, and since I had not seen any other poll results, I thought others might be interested as well. The source, Data for Progress, looked reputable from a quick scan of its website –
This email this afternoon from Town Administrator Kristine Trierweiler –
“We have received numerous inquiries today about dropping off absentee ballots and/or ballot applications at the Town Hall. Anyone who would like to drop it off with us directly may do so using the Green Drop- Box in the rear of Town Hall. The box underwent a makeover recently and is ready for a busy fall! “
This afternoon the Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision giving relief to those seeking to qualify for the September 1 primary election:
ROBERT GOLDSTEIN & others vs. SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
Suffolk. April 16, 2020. – April 17, 2020.
. . .
In short, for all candidates seeking to appear on the State
primary ballot on September 1, we order three forms of relief.
First, we order that the number of required signatures be
reduced by fifty percent (50%). Second, we extend the deadlines
for candidates running for State district and county offices to
submit their nomination papers to local election officials for
certification and for the filing of certified nomination papers
with the Secretary to May 5, 2020, and June 2, 2020,
respectively, which are the current due dates for party
candidates running for Federal and Statewide offices. Third,
subject to the restrictions outlined later in this opinion, we order the Secretary to allow the submission and filing of
nomination papers with electronic rather than wet-ink original
signatures (“wet” signatures). We emphasize that the
declaration we make and the equitable relief we provide is
limited to the primary election in these extraordinary
circumstances, which is the sole subject of the case before us,
and does not affect the minimum signature requirements for the
general election this year or for the primary elections in any
State Representative Shawn Dooley was formerly the Town Clerk in the Town of Norfolk, but is not any longer, and has not been for some years. Carol Greene is the current Town Clerk in Norfolk and Anthony Turi is the current Assistant Town Clerk.
Thank you Eileen DeSorgher for knowing and sharing what I did not.
There are no contested races in the Town Election scheduled for March 30. And there is an open seat on the Trust Fund Commission.
Former Town Clerk Carol Mayer recently retired. Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler arranged for State Representative Shawn Dooley (who is also the Town of Norfolk, Town Clerk), to help the Town of Medfield in the two-week interim before Jim Mullen takes over as Medfield’s Interim Town Clerk.
The Town of Medfield’s town clerk position will only be officially filled when a new town clerk is elected next year, when Carol Mayer’s three year term ended.
I started this blog to share the interesting and useful information that I saw while doing my job as a Medfield select board member. I thought that my fellow Medfield residents would also find that information interesting and useful as well. This blog is my effort to assist in creating a system to push the information out from the Town House to residents. Let me know if you have any thoughts on how it can be done better.
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