Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters made decisions on car repairs, assisted suicide and medical marijuana in the statewide election.
Question 1: Right to Repair Voters approved the “Right to Repair” ballot question, which would give consumers more choices when fixing a car in today's election. According to numbers on boston.com, 85 percent of voters approved the question, with 51 percent of the state reporting at 10:15 p.m. The initiative requires automakers to make computer software codes for repairs more accessible to independent repair shops and car owners by 2015. But in July, state legislators devised a compromise that would give carmakers until 2018 to comply with the new law, according to a Boston Globe report. By approving Question 1, voters trumped that compromise and enacted the “Right to Repair” act as written on the ballot. “Voters sent a clear message to …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The following are the unofficial results for Tuesday's election for Town Meeting, according to Town Clerk Diane Packer.
Precinct 1 1.20% Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Precinct 4 Precinct 5 37 Precinct 6 Precinct 7 Precinct 8 Precinct 9 Precinct 10
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Joshua Ostroff won re-election the the Board of Selectmen, while Firkins Reed and David Margil will serve on the Natick School Committee. All ballot questions passed.
The following are the unofficial numbers, according to Town Clerk Diane Packer: Ballot Questions: Question 1: Yes: 2,751 (87.6%), No: 390 (12.4%) Question 2: Yes: 2,558 (81%), No: 599 (19%) Question 3: Yes: 2,864 (90.7%), No: 295 (9.3%) Board of Selectmen Josh Ostroff: 58.5%, 2119 votes Rick Jennett: 41.3%, 1497 votes School Committee David Margil: 39.2%, 2,273 votes Firkins Reed: 37.5%, 2,175 votes Timothy Kelley: 23.1%, 1340 votes Planning Board 5-year seat: Julian Munnich 2-year seat: Peter Nottonson Associate: John Wadsworth Board of Assessors Molly Reed Board of Health Peter A. Delli Colli Recreation & Parks Unknown at this time Housing Authority David Parrish ***** Joshua Ostroff won re-election to the Board of …
The polls are open until 8 p.m. today.
Supporters for the candidates have been braving the cold weather for Town Election Day Tuesday. Upload your own photos to contribute to this photo album.
Find out where and when to vote in today's Annual Town Election
1. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for the Annual Town-Wide Election. 2. Know what's up for vote today: Click here 3. The following are the polling station locations for each precinct: 4. Unsure which precinct is yours? Search the Online precinct locator. 5. Natick Patch will have the results of the election once the votes are in. Check back with us to learn the winners.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Annual Town Election.
Town Election Day is here, with the following items up for vote: Town-Wide Ballot Questions: Click here to view. Board of Selectmen: Joshua Ostroff and Rick Jennett are both running for one three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen. (Click on either name to read the candidate's Q&A with Natick Patch.) School Committee: David Margil, Timothy Kelley and Firkins Reed are all running for two open seats on the Natick School Committee. (Click on a name to read the candidate's Q&A with Natick Patch.) Planning Board: Julian Munnich is uncontested for re-election to a five-year seat on the Planning Board. Peter Nottonson is uncontested for the two-year seat. John Wadsworth is uncontested for a spot as a Planning Board Associate Member Board of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Precinct 2 has the lowest number of candidates, with only 11 names on the ballot.
Seven of 10 precincts in Natick are short on residents running for Town Meeting seats this election, according to Town Clerk Diane Packer. Only precincts four and nine will have contested races on the March 27 town election day. Only precinct 6 has the 18 names to fill the ballot. Precinct 2 has the lowest number of candidates, at just 11. On election day, any residents who wish to run for Town Meeting that did not previously submit application papers to Town Hall, can encourage neighbors to add them as a write-in candidate. Registered voters who receive the most votes from residents in his or her precinct will be elected to vacant seats. Previously, 10 write-ins were necessary to be elected, which is no longer the case. The maximum …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Read our Q&As with all three school committee candidates and both selectmen candidates.
The Natick town election is right around the corner on March 27 and to make things easier for you and to help you get informed, we're sharing our Q&As with each of the School Committee and Board of Selectmen candidates. Click on each candidate's name to read his or her answers to the questions Patch posed to them. Board of Selectmen: School Committee: What are your thoughts about each of the candidates? Tell us in the comments section.