City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-17-2019[1]]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was vetoed by the Mayor 6-19-2019, which veto was overridden 7-15-2019. This ordinance originally added this material as Ch. 250. It was renumbered as Ch. 32 to maintain the organizational style of the Code.
Written notification. The Elections Office of the City of Springfield shall mail a written notice to registered voters households no later than 20 days prior to a municipal election. The written notification shall be a minimum of four-inch by six-inch index card that includes the date of the upcoming municipal election, the polling location of the household, and the offices that will appear on the ballot. Notwithstanding, the foregoing, written notification as called for herein shall also be provided in the event of a municipal referendum with a brief description of the referendum question.
Signage. On the day of a municipal election, the Elections Office shall post signs at the closest intersection to a polling location, as determined by the Election Commission, in and on the public way and on City-owned property informing the public of municipal election day. The signage shall be at minimum 14 inches by 18 inches and contain the language "VOTE TODAY."
The language and design of all notification methods resulting from this article shall be neutral and nonpartisan and shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Election Commissioners. No candidate's name shall appear as a part of this notification.