Voters have a rare Thursday election today, with contested primaries in both major party and in non-partisan races. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jamaica Plain races include the following. Links are to candidate chats on Patch. Not all voters will have all these contests on their ballot:
U.S. Congress, 8th District (Republican primary)
Second Suffolk State Senate (Democratic primary)
Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Boston
Clerk of Suffolk County Superior Court - Civil
Michael Joseph Donovan (incumbent)
Michael L. Dash
Clerk of Suffolk Superior Court - Criminal
Maura A. Hennigan (incumbent)
Robert J. Dello Russo Sr.
Register of Probate (open seat)
Patricia "Patty" Campatelli
Salvatore La Mattina
Other Jamaica Plain incumbents do not face primary challenges:
State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, D-Boston
State Rep. Liz Malia, D-Boston
U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano, D-Boston and Somerville
If you don't know where to vote, check the city's Website.