This Tuesday is the primary for the special election for U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’ 5th District. The seat is currently held by now-Senator Ed Markey.
I asked Assistant Town Clerk Michelle Jenkins to remind me of the primary rules. To vote on a party’s ballot you must be registered for that party or “Unenrolled” in any party.
That means registered members of the Libertarian Party, Green Party, or another “third” party can’t vote in this primary.
For the rest of you, polls will be open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Southborough’s office of Town Clerk asked me to notify voters in Precinct 2:
Precinct 2 Voters Only
Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road
Voting will take place in the “Band Room”.
The entrance is located to the LEFT of the front doors of the Middle School. Signs will be placed at the location directing voters of where to enter.
If you aren’t sure what your precinct is or where to vote, the town website has that information. (Click here, and scroll down to Polling Locations.)
Need a reminder of who’s on the ballot? Here’s the Secretary of State’s list.
Democratic Party Candidates
- William N. Brownsberger of Belmont: State Senator; Former State Representative, Selectman
- Katherine M. Clark of Melrose: State Senator; Former State Representative
- Peter J. Koutoujian of Waltham: Former Assistant District Attorney, State Representative; Middlesex Sheriff
- Martin Long of Arlington: Former Lexington School Committee Member, Town Meeting Member
- Paul John Maisano of Stoneham
- Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. of Medford: State Representative
- Karen E. Spilka of Ashland: State Senator; Former State Representative, School Committee Member
Republican Party Candidates
- Frank John Addivinola, Jr. of Boston
- Michael P. Stopa of Holliston
- Tom Tierney of Framingham: Veteran