Wayland Patch Election Guide 2012
The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Wayland.
The goal of this guide is to bring you, in one place, all the essential information you need to vote in Wayland on Nov. 6.
- Polling locations: Precincts 1 and 4 vote at Wayland Town Building; Precincts 2 and 3 vote at Wayland Middle School. To find your precinct, click here.
- Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. If you are in line by 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.
- Absentee ballots are due to the Wayland Town Clerk's office by the time polls close on Tuesday, Nov. 6
- Middlesex County Sheriff
- Peter Koutoujian (D)
- Ernesto Petrone (Unenrolled)
- Clerk of Courts, Middlesex County
- Michael Sullivan (D)
- Register of Deeds, Southern Middlesex
- Maria Curtatone (D)
- State Senate
- Richard Ross (R)
- State Legislature, 13th Middlesex (Precincts 1, 2 and 3)
- Tom Conroy (D)
- State Legislature, 14th Norfolk (Precinct 4)
- Alice Peisch (R)
- Governor's Council, District 2
- Robert Jubinville (D)
- Earl Sholley (R)
- US President
- Barack Obama (D)
- Mitt Romney (R)
- Gary Johnson (L)
- Jill Stein (GR)
- US Senate
- Scott Brown (R)
- Elizabeth Warren (D)
- Congress, 5th District
- Ed Markey (D)
- Tom Tierney (R)
November Ballot Questions:
- Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information: This law would require all car manufacturers to provide — on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis — all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.
- Prescribing Medication to End Life: This law "would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient’s request, to end that patient’s life." The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicate it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
- Medical Use of Marijuana: This law "would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients." It would also allow patients to possess a 60-day supply of marijuana and would establish at least one in each county but no more than 35 "treatment centers" throughout the state in 2013.