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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 South End residents planning to vote in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, here is what you need to know.

1. Polling Places:

Polls are open Tuesday 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:

See this link for a full version of the ballot. 

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: (7th District) - Michael Capuano, Democrat; Karla Romero, Independent.

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: - (9th Suffolk District) - Byron Rushing, 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:

South End Patch Election Day Coverage
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Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Take 3 Minutes to Learn More about Question 3 at: http://mavotenoonquestion3.com/question-3-in-3-minutes/ Question 3 is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" warn citizens in California and Colorado where pot stores have proliferated under a law similar to the one proposed here. The language in this 6-page law includes "other conditions" which allows virtually anyone to get a marijuana recommendation for any reason. There can be 35 pot stores in the first year, but there is no upper limit in the law. This is the LEAST RESTRICTIVE marijuana law in New England. With an undefined 60-day supply, amounting to hundreds of joints, allowed on a person or in a car, theft and diversion to black market sales are inevitable. Home grow sites are already subject to criminal break-ins in neighborhoods as close as Rhode Island. And even the Obama administration has called rising levels of youth use and addiction a legitimate public health issue. There has to be a better way to be compassionate. Please get the details before you vote. To learn about Question 3 go to: www.MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com

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