elections

Massachusetts Voter Registration Deadline!

Wed, 10/17/2012 (All day)

Today is the last day to register to vote in presidential elections or any federal and state races. If you have not already registered, you can go to the Woburn City Clerk's office on the first floor of City Hall to register. The office will be open later than usual.

Do you think you the king or queen of trivia? Please join me, Kara Fratto, Candidate for State Representative, for:

Trivia Night, Tuesday, August 10th at 6:30
Bertucci's
45 Walkers Brook Drive
Reading, MA 01867

$25.00 per person, includes pizza & fun!

Please RSVP to rsvp@karafratto.com or 781.205.4234 so I know how much pizza to order

Can't attend trivia night, but want to contribute to my campaign for State Representative? You can make a secure donation online at www.karafratto.com or you can mail a contribution to The Fratto Committee, 58 Oak Street, Reading, MA 01867

City of WoburnAugust 27, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. is the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the State Primary to be held on September 16, 2008. For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (781) 897-5850 or go to the following link for more information. Further voting Information can be found by clicking here.

Woburn Public Media Center is running live broadcasts of the election results as the come into City Hall.  At this point, I've heard the results for the contested City Council seats as follows:  Mike Raymond has won Ward 6; incumbents Darlene Mercer Bruen and Ray Drapeau have been re-elected to their ward alderman positions, as have Aldermen at-large Joanna Gonsalves and Paul Denaro.  Aldermen Gately, Galvin, and Dwyer have been re-elected.  Haven't heard anything about Ward 1 or School Committee yet...stay tuned!

City Clerk Bill Campbell is known to be a good prognosticator in terms of predicting voter turnout, and he estimates about 32% will vote today. It's drizzly, the Mayoral race is not contested, and local elections haven't gotten quite as much coverage as the triumphs of our local sporting teams. So if anything, one might think Bill's estimate is on the high side. But here's to hoping that more than 1/3 of us will exercise our basic right to vote today.

At first I planned to voting after work. But we were up early today, having not quite adjusted to the time change fully in our house, and I thought it would be fun to take my two year old to the polls with me on the way to daycare. It was a great excuse to expose him to two important things--voting and school! I did try to explain voting to him a bit, though he was more interested in watching kids eat their breakfast in the school gym/cafeteria. Nonetheless, I hope this early exposure to the process will remain with him some rainy election day when he's older, and he'll make the effort to take an extra 15 minutes to participate in our democracy.

Sure, there are reasons not to vote. But today as I walked past candidates standing in the rain, I was reminded of the hard work and risk they take to participate as candidates. I was reminded of those that have served our country--be it in the military or the civil rights movement--to ensure that we all have the right to vote. Fifteen minutes on a rainy day is not much of a sacrifice by comparison.

Click here to find out where to vote today.

The City’s Preliminary Election is this coming Tuesday, September 18. The final Election will be Tuesday, November 6. SCI has launched an Elections Blog with a list of certified candidates; a link to where to vote; and links to relevant news stories on the elections from the local papers. All candidates are encouraged to register for the site, as in the coming weeks site users will be asked to submit their questions for the candidates online. Click here to visit the blog!  Please note that Ward 6 and 7 are the only Wards with primaries on Tuesday.