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, 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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The forum will feature Democratic and Republican challengers in Needham at WCVB.
Five candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry will debate for the first time in one place tonight in Needham. The two Democrats and three Republicans vying for the vacated position will face off in two separate, 30-minute debates in an event sponsored by the Boston Media Consortium and held at the Channel 5 studios. The debate will air live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be moderated by R.D. Sahl. Patch will be among the media organizations covering the event. The primary election is April 30. On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will square off against U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). In the latest UMass Lowell poll, Markey leads Lynch 50 percent to 29.5 percent, according to the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Bielat and Gomez say they’re in; Sullivan may also join the field.
It’s starting to shape up into quite a race, as the field of potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate continues to grow. This week, two more Republicans threw their hats in the proverbial ring in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State - Norfolk’s Sean Bielat and Cohasset’s Gabriel Gomez. Candidates have just under two weeks to meet the Feb. 27 deadline to gather the 10,000 certified signatures needed to appear on the April 30 primary ballot. The special election is June 25. After losing two races for Congress, Bielat has opened up a federal campaign office to raise money for a Senate run, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Bielat lost to Barney Frank in 2010 and …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Other candidates still looking to get on the ballot, but here’s a look back at the week in the race for U.S. Senate.
It was a wild week, as the special election for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat continued to take shape. Though many Republican contenders were rumored to jump into the race, so far only three have officially announced their candidacies. Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced officially on Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate. Earlier last week, Winslow said he was forming an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate seat. Winslow represents the 9th Norfolk District, consisting of the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham, along with Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis and Precinct 5 in Walpole. Also announcing this week was former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chairman Jon Fetherston, who …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Money will play a key role in race that’s right around the corner.
By Liz Taurasi and Ryan Grannan-Doll
Republicans continue to come forward exploring the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the appointment of John Kerry to Secretary of State, but so far only one has officially announced a run. With just 21 days until nomination papers have to be filed, two more Republicans announced on Tuesday that they were exploring their options – State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). Also in the mix: Former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett says he’s making a bid for the seat. And according to the Boston Globe, former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, of Cohasset is considering a run. Several Republicans have already been down this path in the past week and …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Senate race will have a Democratic primary, and a Libertarian candidate has now announced. But still no official Republican contender.
With local Republicans still scrambling to find someone to run in the race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State, we do have some other contenders who have jumped into the fray. On Monday, Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman announced he would attempt to get on the ballot for the U.S. Senate special election. Fishman garnered more than 16,000 votes in the 6th Congressional District election last fall finishing third behind Congressman John Tierney and Republican candidate Richard Tisei. "The thing I became most aware of on the campaign trail is that there is a large group of citizens in Massachusetts who are not being represented by the Democratic machine, which elects favorite sons time …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Trailing in the latest polls, Elizabeth Warren charged Scott Brown is part of a Republican war on women. Do you agree, or is this just a stunt?
Senator Scott Brown has opened up a lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren in a new poll released Tuesday. Public Policy Polling has Brown over Warren by five points. On the stump, however, Warren's on the offensive, saying Brown and the Republican party are waging a war on women. She's pointed to comments by Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin as the latest evidence of that war. Akin has been roundly condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for his statement that it's rare for women to become pregnant after a "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized and attempted to clarify his statement, saying he meant "forcible rape." Brown has publicly called on Akin to drop out of the race, and asked that the Republican party soften its stance on …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Newton Mayor Setti Warren gives a Q & A session with the Sudbury Democratic Town Committee at Grange Hall.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren visited Grange Hall Thursday night as he continues on his campaign trail for U.S. Senate. Warren announced his candidacy on May 9 and will challenge Scott Brown for his seat. On Thursday night, Warren spoke to the Sudbury Democratic Town Committee about his candidacy, offered a short Q & A session to the Committee, and then spoke with Sudbury Patch before leaving for Newton. Warren, a former naval intelligence officer, discussed his plans for continuing the recent growth in jobs in Massachusetts, how current Sen. Scott Brown's values do not mirror those of the state, and how the state should spend money wisely. For the Q & A session, see the videos above. Below is what Warren had to say to Sudbury Patch: Sudbury …