Category archives for: Town Election

Commentary: Canton voters don’t make the grade

Dear Editor: Can you imagine a student explaining to his parents that the 2 percent test grade just received wasn’t all that bad because someone else in the class had only scored 1 percent? This is essentially the argument put forth by Canton Selectman Avril Elkort in defending Canton’s abysmal voter turnout and why local […]

Several key races in upcoming State Primary election

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 […]

Election petition could face uphill battle in legislature

Following its narrow and somewhat surprising victory at the 2014 annual town meeting in May, a controversial citizen’s petition that aims to move the Canton municipal elections from April to November is on its way to the state legislature, although approval will not come fast or easy, according to state Representative Bill Galvin. In a […]

Town meeting backs election change in close vote

In a surprise result just before midnight on Monday, May 12, voters at Canton’s annual town meeting narrowly approved a citizen’s petition to move the municipal election from April to November so that it coincides with state and federal elections in even-numbered years. The grassroots proposal, spearheaded by Chapman Street resident Bruce Rohr in an […]

Town votes ‘Yes’ to CPA business exemption

Ten incumbents and two newcomers sailed into office uncontested, and the Canton business community secured a new tax exemption in an otherwise lackluster town election held on Tuesday, April 8. Only 428, or approximately 3 percent, of the town’s more than 14,000 registered voters turned out at the polls this year; however, it was still […]

CABI asks residents to vote ‘Yes’ on ballot question

Dear Editor: The Executive Board of the Canton Association of Business and Industry (CABI) would like to ask the citizens of Canton for their support with a yes vote on the April 8 ballot question. This would provide commercial and industrial businesses with a $100,000 property exemption on the CPA tax, similar to what is […]

Town election to feature single ballot question, no races

This coming Tuesday, April 8, is Election Day in Canton, and voters should have very little difficulty filling out their ballots with only one name listed for each of the 12 open seats. This will mark the second straight election — and third in the last four years — that Canton has not had a […]

Deadline to register for town election is March 19


Town Clerk Tracy K. Kenney has announced that the last day to register to vote for the April 8 town election will be Wednesday, March 19. The town

Town election to feature two newcomers, no races


For the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years, Canton voters will not have a single choice in the annual town election after Tuesday’s nomination deadline came and went with only 12 candidates submitting papers for 12 open seats. As with the past several elections, most of the […]

Intriguing possibilities in play for ’14 election

A wide-open School Committee race and the potential for at least a three-way battle for two selectmen’s seats are a few of the intriguing possibilities that could emerge during the 2014 town election season in Canton, which officially got underway on Monday, January 27, with the release of nomination forms by the town clerk’s office. […]

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