Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's former seat. No matter the issue — taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories — the two men found disagreements at every turn. Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate's ideas are "old and stale." …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election were today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. What we at Patch want to know is - if the election were today - who would you vote for? Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two. After weeks of relative quiet, the negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to vote today who…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In the latest You Ask, Patch Answers feature, we give you important voter information.
Voting Locations The Town of Acton is separated into six (6) precincts: Precinct 1, 2 & 6 - Conant School, 80 Taylor Road; Precinct 3, 4 & 5 - Blanchard Auditorium, R.J. Grey Junior High School, 16 Charter Road. If you are unsure of where you vote you may use the state's "Where Do I Vote?" look up tool to find your precinct, or contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-929-6620. Upcoming Elections Voter registration must be completed by the deadline in order to vote in a given election. To check your registration status, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 978-929-6620 or email@example.com. Registering to Vote You must be registered 20 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. Example: in order to vote in the Special…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head-to-head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month-and-a-half of campaigning still to come, we wanted to stop and ask: if the special election was held today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Only 19 percent of Acton voters hit the polls on Tuesday.
The Town of Acton followed the rest of the state in election Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey in Tuesday's Special State Primary Election to fill John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat. Voter turnout in Acton was low, with only 19 percent of the town's registered voters casting a vote. Of those who did vote in Acton, 53 percent chose Gomez while 84 percent went with Markey. Click on the attached pdf to see the breakdown in Acton. The Special Election will be held June 25. Town Clerk Eva Szkaradek was not immediately available for comment.
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Massachusetts residents hit the polls today to vote for Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate.
It's primary election day in Acton, and the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wondering where to vote?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Primary will be held April 30.
A Special State Primary will be held in Acton on Tuesday, April 30. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on voting day. If you are unable to come to the polls for one of the following reasons, Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot. If you: Absentee ballots may mailed to you, or you may vote at the Town Clerk’s office during the regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All absentee requests must be received by the office by the deadline of Monday, April 29. A completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day to be counted. The general election will occur on June 25. The election is to fill John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Acton voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Acton is green and blue: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Acton, 33.1 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …