Category archives for: Town Election

Town election to feature BOS, Planning Board races

A four-way race for two selectmen’s seats and a two-person battle for a Planning Board vacancy will be the main attractions in this year’s annual town election, set for Tuesday, April 4. With the deadline for returning nomination papers having come and gone last week, the field is now officially set as 15 candidates will […]

Selectman race heats up after departure of incumbent

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The 2017 town election season is fast approaching, and the competition seems to be heating up in a hurry in the marquee race for Board of Selectmen. With two BOS seats up for grabs in the April 4 election and one incumbent, Chairman Bob Burr, recently announcing plans to step down at the conclusion of […]

Canton voting precinct picked for post-election audit

On Saturday, November 12, while many in Canton and around the country were trying to move on from an emotionally charged and tumultuous campaign season, 16 of the town’s election workers and Canton’s four voter registrars found themselves back at town hall, reliving election night one hand-counted ballot at a time. Canton’s precinct five, it […]

Early Voting begins October 24

Beginning on Monday, October 24, and continuing through Friday, November 4, all registered voters in Canton will have the option of casting their ballots early for the November 8 state election. Unlike absentee voting — which will still be available for registered voters who will be absent from Canton on Election Day, have a disability […]

Canton voters face tough decision on ballot question 4

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

The debate over whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts has kicked into high gear in recent weeks as voters in Canton and across the commonwealth continue to mull the pros and cons of the proposed ballot initiative in the run-up to the November 8 state election. Ballot Question 4, submitted by the […]

Canton prepares for 1st ever early voting period

The town of Canton is excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24 and continue through November 4. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed […]

Lack of races leads to abysmal turnout for 2016 election

Only 334 (2.3 percent) of the town’s registered voters turned out at the polls in Canton’s 2016 town election held on Tuesday, April 5. The ballot featured 10 candidates for 10 available seats, marking the fourth time in the last six years that Canton did not have any contested races. Reelected to office were incumbents John […]

Canton backs Trump, Clinton in state primary election

As was the case across the rest of the Bay State on Tuesday, Donald Trump trounced the field of GOP candidates and Hillary Clinton earned a solid victory on the Democratic side in an action-packed primary day that saw more than half of all Canton voters turn out at the polls. Trump, the billionaire reality […]

Canton voters gearing up for ‘Super Tuesday’ primary

This coming Tuesday, March 1, is Primary Day in Massachusetts, and unlike the upcoming April town election, Canton voters will have some honest-to-goodness choices to make as they cast their ballots in the race for the U.S. presidential nomination.

Planning Board chair will not seek reelection

Early voting in Canton begins October 24.

Chris Connolly, current chairman of the Canton Planning Board, has announced that he will not seek reelection in the April town election. A two-term incumbent, Connolly was first elected to the board in 2006 and was reelected in 2011. He operates a private law practice in Canton, specializing in residential and commercial real estate transactions, […]

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