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Westborough Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Westborough.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Westborough Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Info

  • Voter Registration: The deadline is Oct. 17. For more information, see here.
  • Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.
  • Absentee Ballots: For more information on how to do so, click here.

Races

STATE:

Senator, Middlesex and Worcester District

Incumbent James B. Eldridge (D-Acton) and Dean Cavaretta (R-Stow)

Representative, Eighth Middlesex District (Precinct 2)

Incumbent Carolyn C. Dykema (D-Holliston) and Marty Lamb (R-Holliston)

Representative, Fourth Middlesex District (Precincts 1 and 3)

Incumbent Steven Levy (R-Marlborough) and Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)

Representative, Eleventh Middlesex District (Precincts 4 and 5)

Incumbent Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury), unopposed

NATIONAL:

  • US Congress, District 3: Incumbent James McGovern (D-Worcester), unopposed
  • US Senate: Incumbent Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Cambridge)
  • US President: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Gary Johnson

Ballot Issues

  • 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."
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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