State primary election is Thursday, September 6 – Here’s what you need to know

by susan on September 4, 2012

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Polls in Southborough will be open on Thursday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for the state primary election. Most of the local primary races are uncontested, but there are a few choices to make.

Who’s on the ballot
Those of you voting Republican will have a choice of candidates in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives. As the result of recent redistricting, Southborough now falls in the Fifth Congressional district where Frank Addivinola Jr.Jeff Semon, and Tom Tierney are all vying to be the Republican candidate. Incumbent Edward Markey is running unopposed in the Fifth District for the Democrats.

Also thanks to redistricting, the whole of Southborough now falls in the 8th Middlesex which is represented in the State House by Democrat Carolyn Dykema. (Prior to redistricting Southborough’s Precinct 1 was part of the 4th Middlesex, while Precincts 2 and 3 were in the 8th Middlesex.) Dykema is seeking reelection this year, and is being challenged by Republican Marty Lamb.

Here are the primary ballots for each party for your planning purposes.

Where to vote
Southborough has three polling stations, one in each precinct. I’ve listed the locations below. If you don’t know which precinct you’re in, head to the Secretary of State’s website to find out (www.wheredoivotema.com). Also remember that precinct boundaries shifted a bit earlier this year, so some of you who were in Precinct 1 are now in Precinct 2. Read this post for more information.

Here’s where to vote in Southborough:

  • Precinct 1: Woodward Elementary School, 28 Cordaville Rd. (map)
  • Precinct 2: Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd. (map)
  • Precinct 3: Finn School, 60 Richards Rd. (map)

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