Timeline for Re-Vote in Ashburnham

Dear SOCS members,

The Ashburnham Board of Selectmen has approved the following timeline for sending the new, certified school budget number to residents for their approval.

  • Tuesday, July 18th: Special Town Meeting, 7:00 pm at Oakmont Regional High School

IF the new number is approved at the special town meeting, then …

  • Wednesday, July 19th: last chance to register to vote in the August 8th Special Town Election (Town Clerk’s office open until 8 pm to accept registrations)
  • Monday, August 7th: last day to request an absentee ballot application; due by noon at the Town Clerk’s office
  • Tuesday, August 8th: Special Town Election, polls open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at Briggs Elementary School

Natalie Nelson (ncoggeshall@yahoo.com) and Cathy Cunningham (cmhand17@comcast.net) will be leading the “get out the vote” campaign in Ashburnham. Let them know if you have questions or are available to help. Also, please talk with friends, neighbors and family about the upcoming votes. We continue to meet folks who haven’t heard about the school funding issues in our towns.

Webmaster Jonathan Tegg is updating the estimated tax increase calculator on the SOCS website, to reflect the new, lower override number. We will let you know once it is up and running. Also, we will have an update on our efforts to advocate at the state level next week. Stay tuned!

Tiffany, Holly, Lori & Natalie