Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The U.S. Senate special state primary election is today.
Today’s U.S. Senate Special State Primary Election will result with a Democratic and Republican nominee who will vie for the seat vacated by now Secretary of State John Kerry. Voters registered as Democrat, Republican or unenrolled can vote for their party’s candidate today. Polls are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The candidates: Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow JP voters will generally vote within Ward 19 locations. Voters in Boston can use this search tool to find their polling location or contact the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767. This is a list of polling locations in Boston. Some precincts’ ballots will carry a vote to fill a vacancy in the First …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Some residents waited more than three hours to vote on Election Day.
More than 65% of registered voters in Boston came out to vote on Election Day - but many of them waited in hour-long lines to vote, with some walking away before casting their ballots. District 2 Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan said he believes there's no reason for voters to wait in line for extended periods, and offered several ways to improve Election Day waiting times. Linehan introduced the matter at Wednesday's Boston City Council meeting. "As we talk about redistricting issues in the last two years, we have some precincts that have too many people," Linehan said. "Those precincts led to lines for 2.5 to 3 hours." Specifically, in District 2, Linehan said four precincts suffered from long lines, and he said one person told him …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
What's it like when the potential next leader of the free world votes in your town? Patch sent three editors to find out.
How do you start the most important day in your life? If you're Mitt Romney, you come back to your home town to vote. Belmont will witness one of the rarest sites in America: A presidential candidate voting on election day. Join Patch as we live tweet from inside and outside the Beech Street Center in Belmont. Editors will capture the scene with tweets, photos, video and more. From broadcast news trucks to local media to protesters to residents just looking to get to Dunks, the scene should provide a colorful start to election day. ___ Late Update, 10:27 a.m.: Check out Belmont Editor Franklin Tucker's photo gallery from inside the voting station. 9:23 a.m.: "Line to vote has disappeared at Romney's polling place in Belmont," tweeted @…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson is looking to learn about offering paperless voter registration—and be able to do it Facebook, too.
Looking to increase and save money on voter registration, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson called for a hearing to assess the feasibility of paperless voter registration—and using Facebook to register online. During Wednesday's Boston City Council meeting, District 7's councilor spoke about the state of Washington offering the ability to register to vote online through Facebook by using a program engineered by Facebook and Microsoft. Jackson, who represents a bit of Egleston Square, said research has show that voting online costs three cents while voting on paper costs eight cents. New York City is offering online voting registration, as well, said Jackson. "Both Facebook and Microsoft have offices here—let's get them in and see how we…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
All four at-large incumbents defended their seats. You can scroll through the day's events leading to the surprising (to some, at least) top finish by City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.
Today voters will choose a new City Council. There are bound to be several returning faces, as some district councilors face no competition — for instance, District Six Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents JP and West Roxbury. But for at-large councilors, the stakes are much higher. Seven people are running, including four incumbents. But former city councilor and mayoral candiate Michael Flaherty is running again for an at-large seat. That's putting pressure on the four incumbents. Someone may be out of a job after the votes are counted tonight.