Several key races in upcoming State Primary electionBy Canton Citizen
The State Primary election is next Tuesday, September 9, and polls will be open in Canton from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: Canton High School (precincts 1 & 6), Luce Elementary (precinct 2), Blue Hills Regional (precinct 3), and Kennedy Elementary (precincts 4 & 5).
On the Democratic ticket, there are three candidates vying for the gubernatorial nomination: Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman. In the race for lieutenant governor, Democratic candidates include Leland Cheung, Steve Kerrigan and Mike Lake. Other contested races on the Democratic side include attorney general (Maura Healey and Warren Tolman), state treasurer (Tom Conroy, Barry Finegold and Deb Goldberg), and governor’s councillor (incumbent Robert Jubinville and Bart Timilty).
Democratic officeholders running unopposed for re-nomination include U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Secretary of State William Galvin, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, state Senator Brian Joyce, state Representative William Galvin of Canton, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey, Norfolk County Register of Probate Patrick McDermott, Norfolk County Treasurer Joe Connolly, and Norfolk County Commissioner Peter Collins.
On the Republican side, candidates for the gubernatorial nomination include Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher. Republican candidates running unopposed for their party’s nomination are Brian Herr for U.S. Senate, Karyn Polito for lieutenant governor, John Miller for attorney general, David D’Arcangelo for secretary of state, Michael Heffernan for state treasurer, Patricia Saint Aubin for state auditor, and Mike Soter for Norfolk County Commissioner.
Absentee ballots are available for the September 9 State Primary. Any registered voter who will be absent from the town on election day during normal polling hours or has a physical disability that prevents him or her from voting at the polling place may request an absentee ballot. Voters may vote by absentee ballot in person at the Town Clerk’s office or request that the absentee ballot be mailed to them.
Absentee ballot applications are available at the Town Clerk’s office or online at the secretary of state’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. Upon receipt of the application, the Town Clerk’s office will mail the absentee ballot to the voter. The completed absentee ballot must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office by the close of polls on election day. The deadline to file an absentee ballot application is noon on Monday, September 8. A family member or a person residing in the same household may apply for an absentee ballot on behalf of a voter.
For more information, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 781-821-5013.
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