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Westborough voters will choose a state representative and a state senator. Two of the three incumbent state representatives have challengers. Rep. Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) is unopposed for re-election in the Eleventh Worcester District, which includes Westborough Precincts 4 and 5.
If you're still trying to make up your mind, or want to brush up on the candidates' stances on a variety of issues, click through the links below in our round-up of coverage of local races. Be sure to read Westborough Patch throughout the day tomorrow for information on where to vote, reports from the polls and election results once the polls close at 8 p.m.
Senator, Middlesex and Worcester District
Incumbent James B. Eldridge (D-Acton) faces Dean Cavaretta (R-Stow).
- Watch a video recap of the candidates' Oct. 17 debate hosted by Patch.com Acton TV.
- Read Cavaretta's Patch blog.
- Read about Eldridge participating in a tour of Harvey's Farm in Westborough.
Representative, Eighth Middlesex District (Precinct 2)
Incumbent Carolyn C. Dykema (D-Holliston) faces Marty Lamb (R-Holliston).
- Read about the campaigns' takes on the candidates' Oct. 15 debate in Hopkinton.
Representative, Fourth Middlesex District (Precincts 1 and 3)
Incumbent Steven Levy (R-Marlborough) faces Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough).
- Read about Gregoire's Sept. 6 state primary win.
- Read about Levy's appearance at a Westborough Republican Town Committee event on Oct. 18.
Representative, Eleventh Worcester District (Precincts 4 and 5)
Incumbent Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) is unopposed.
- Read Beaton's take on the compromise electricity bill that Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law this summer.
U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Third District
Incumbent Congressman James McGovern (D-Worcester) is unopposed.
- Read about McGovern hosting U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in June.
There are three binding questions on the ballot.
- Ballot Issue: Question 1 — Right to Repair: "This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer's dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities."
- Ballot Issue: Question 2 — Death with Dignity: "This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life. To qualify, a patient would have to be an adult resident who (1) is medically determined to be mentally capable of making and communicating health care decisions; (2) has been diagnosed by attending and consulting physicians as having an incurable, irreversible disease that will, within reasonable medical judgment, cause death within six months; and (3) voluntarily expresses a wish to die and has made an informed decision. The proposed law states that the patient would ingest the medicine in order to cause death in a humane and dignified manner."
- Ballot Issue: Question 3 — Medical Marijuana: "This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, or multiple sclerosis. The patient would also have to obtain a written certification, from a physician with whom the patient has a bona fide physician-patient relationship, that the patient has a specific debilitating medical condition and would likely obtain a net benefit from medical use of marijuana."