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Special Election set for Tues., Jan. 25 for Northeast Metro Tech funding question

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Voters in Malden, Revere and Saugus, nine other sending districts will decide if $317M school plan will move forward

  Voters in all 12 sending districts to the regional vocational high school, including Malden, Revere and Saugus, will vote on a proposed new $317 million facility. Only a simple majority among the 12 voting districts is required to approve if the communities will be required to fund the project. Malden would be assessed approximately $36 million over 30 years, Saugus about $38 million over 30 years and Revere approximately $32 million over 30 years.

  On Tuesday, January 25, there will be a special election to determine the approval of funds for the construction of a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (NMRVS – Northeast Metro Tech). The exact question to be voted on by the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District is as follows:

  “Do you approve of the vote of the Regional District School Committee of the Northeast Regional Vocational School District adopted on December 9, 2021 to authorize the borrowing of $317,422,620 to pay costs of designing, constructing, originally equipping a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School and related athletic facilities, located at 100 Hemlock Road in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto.”

  Three local polling locations are described below.

  The Malden City Council unanimously voted to designate the Senior Center located at 7 Washington St. as the polling location for the NMRVS Special Election. All precincts citywide will vote at this sole location during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Regardless of where you normally vote, you will cast your in-person vote for this special election at the Malden Senior Center.

  In Revere the referendum will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Church bingo hall. New Elections Commissioner Paul Fahey will oversee the election in Revere.

 Saugus will be voting in the Special Election on Jan. 25. Voting for all 10 town precincts will take place at the Saugus Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., instead of being held at the usual polling locations. Postcards notifying voters of the upcoming election have been mailed out according to Andrew DePatto, Election Coordinator at the Saugus Town Clerk’s Office.

  The other 11 communities in the district will also be voting on Jan. 25.

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