Election Day Preview: What You Need to Know To Vote on Nov. 6

See a copy of the ballot, locate your polling place, and find more helpful information for voters.

For all Jamaica Plain residents planning to vote in the Tuesday election, here is what you need to know.

1. Polling Places:

Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to enter your address to see your polling place.  If you have any questions, call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767. 

2. The Ballot:

Enter your information at this link for a full version of your ballot. Alternatively, if you know your ward and precinct here's a list that shows your ballot. If you don't know your ward and precinct, this widget will tell you.

3. Contested Races:

President, Vice President: Johnson and Gray, Libertarian; Obama and Biden, Democrat; Romney and Ryan, Republican; Stein and Honkala, Green-Rainbow.

Senator in Congress: Scott Brown, Republican; Elizabeth Warren, Democrat. 

Representative in Congress: Depending on where you live in JP, you'll vote for the 7th District - Michael Capuano, Democrat; Karla Romero, Independent or 8th District - Stephen Lynch, Democrat; Joe Selvaggi, Republican.


4. Uncontested Races:

Councillor: (4th District) - Christopher Ianella, Jr., Democrat
Senator in General Court: (2nd Suffolk District) - Sonia Chang-Diaz, Democrat
Representative in General Court: - Depends on where you live in JP. Will be either 15th Suffolk District - Jeffrey Sánchez, Democrat or 11th Suffolk District - Liz Malia, Democrat
Clerk of Supreme Judicial Court: (Suffolk County) - Maura Doyle, Democrat 
Clerk of Superior Court, Civil: (Suffolk County) - Michael Donovan, Democrat
Clerk of Superior Court, Criminal: (Suffolk County) - Maura Hennigan, Democrat
Register of Deeds: (Suffolk County) - Mickey Roache, Democrat 
Register of Probate: (Suffolk County) - Patricia Campatelli, Democrat 

5. Questions:

There are three questions on this year's ballot. Click each to learn more about each one. You can also read the full language of each question on the sample ballot
Question 1 - Right to Repair
Question 2 - Assisted Suicide
Question 3 - Medical Marijuana 

More information:

Jamaica Plain Patch Election Day Coverage
Check back to the site throughout the day for updates on voter turnout, photo galleries of supporters and voters at the polls, and up-to-the-minute election results, which will be posted as soon as they are available. 

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