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Watertown Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting your community.

After months of speeches, debating and sign holding, the election is here! Watertown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. We will be following all the races that impact the town, from local representatives to the race for the White House. 

The following candidates will be running for office this year in districts that cover some or all of Watertown:

 

Voting Info

  • Sample Ballot: To see your sample ballot, go to the Secretary of State's website and enter your address in the Election Information Page
  • Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.

Races

LOCAL:

  • Middlesex Clerk of Courts - Democrat Michael Sullivan of Cambridge faces no challenger.
  • Middlesex Sheriff - Acting Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, a Democrat from Waltham faces no challenger.
  • Register of Deeds, Middlesex Southern District - Democrat Maria Curtatone of Somerville faces no challenger.

STATE:

NATIONAL:

  • U.S. Congress, Fifth District - Incumbent Edward Markey, a Malden Democrat, faces Republican Tom Tierney of Framingham.
  • U.S. Senate - Incumbent Scott Brown, a Republican, faces Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
  • U.S. President - Incumbent Barack Obama, a Democrat, faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson.

Ballot Issues

Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information 

Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life

Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana

GB October 01, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Fixing government starts with cleaning house. I will vote for NO incumbents, PERIOD. Politicians are supposed to come in from the factory and fields, bakeries and book stores, serve the public and go back to work. Unfortunately, most incombents have never held a job they can go back to and only know how to run for office. It is time for real change before we all go down the tubes like so many past Democracies.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 09:08 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Take 3 Minutes to Learn More about Question 3 at: http://mavotenoonquestion3.com/question-3-in-3-minutes/ Question 3 is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" warn citizens in California and Colorado where pot stores have proliferated under a law similar to the one proposed here. The language in this 6-page law includes "other conditions" which allows virtually anyone to get a marijuana recommendation for any reason. There can be 35 pot stores in the first year, but there is no upper limit in the law. This is the LEAST RESTRICTIVE marijuana law in New England. With an undefined 60-day supply, amounting to hundreds of joints, allowed on a person or in a car, theft and diversion to black market sales are inevitable. Home grow sites are already subject to criminal break-ins in neighborhoods as close as Rhode Island. And even the Obama administration has called rising levels of youth use and addiction a legitimate public health issue. There has to be a better way to be compassionate. Please get the details before you vote. To learn about Question 3 go to: www.MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com

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