A Voter's Guide to Thursday's 2012 State Primary

Our know-before-you-go guide to the Sept. 6, 2012, state primary.

Before you head polls Thursday to cast your votes in the state primary, we offer you our handy guide.

Where do I vote:

  • Precincts 1 and 4 - Vote in the gymnasium at the .
  • Precincts 2 and 3 - Vote at .
  • To see what precinct you belong to, check out the attached PDF.

When to vote:

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Absentee ballots are due to the Office of the Town Clerk by the time polls close at 8 p.m.

What am I voting on: The contested races in today's primary are minimal. Below are a few of the major races.

In the 5th District, three Republicans are vying for the party candidacy in the general election to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden), who is uncontested on the primary ballot.

Here's a look at the Republican ballot for this seat, courtesy of the Secretary of State's office:

FRANK JOHN ADDIVINOLA, JR. 1 Longfellow Pl., Boston JEFFREY M. SEMON 1475 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington TOM TIERNEY

7 Lomas Dr., Framingham

On the state representative side of things, two Democrats are vying for their party's nomination in the 13th Middlesex District, which represents Wayland precincts 1, 2 and 3:

(incumbent) 265 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland STEVEN HAKAR 10 Foley Dr., Framingham

Wayland's precinct 4 voters also have a contested representative race on the Democratic ballot in the 14th Norfolk District.

(incumbent) 37 Pine St., Wellesley JEROME B. CARR 17 Waban St., Wellesley

In addition, four Democrats have been campaigning for their party's nomination for the Second District Governor's Council seat.

BRIAN M. CLINTON 855 Metropolitan Ave., Boston ROBERT L. JUBINVILLE 487 Adams St., Milton PATRICK J. McCABE 46 Beacon St., Boston BART ANDREW TIMILTY 250 Grove St., Boston

In addition, the much talked about U.S. senator's race will take a back seat in this primary as Republicans will see only incumbent Scott Brown on their ballots and Democrats will see only challenger Elizabeth Warren.

Additional voting information is available on the website of Wayland's town clerk.

Addivinola for Congress Press Office September 06, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Frank Addivinola is running for U.S. Representative in Massachusetts 5th Congressional District, the seat being currently occupied by Ed Markey. He was born and raised in Malden, MA and graduated from Williams College. He earned his ALM (Master of Liberal Arts) from the Harvard Extension School, MBA & MS from the University of Maryland and MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. For six years, Frank worked and taught in biomedical research as a doctoral candidate and fellow in Molecular and Cell Biology with dissertation advisor Nobel laureate Marshall Nirenberg at the National Institutes of Health. He graduated from Suffolk University Law School where he received his JD and then Master of Laws in Biomedicine and Health Law. Since graduating from Williams, and continuously during his career, Frank owned and operated several businesses. Frank teaches intro to law and life sciences at local colleges and manages a real estate investment fund. To learn more visit http://www.FrankAddivinola.com
Paul Turner September 07, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Unless there are new developments, I believe Ed Markey does not represent the 5th Congressional District of MA. Your story on the Markey race presumably is true, but it should not refer to the 5th District.
Brooklyn Lowery September 07, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Paul, thank you for your comment. Under the redrawn district maps, Markey is running for re-election in the 5th District. It's true that he is serving the 7th District in his current term, but if he is re-elected, it will be to the 5th District. Therefore, the primary was and general election will be decided by 5th District voters. Does that make sense?


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