East Boston Voters Head to the Polls for September 8 Primary

By John Lynds

East Boston voters will head to the polls Thursday for the state’s primary election to choose their nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and House, Governor’s Council, Register of Deeds and county sheriff.

While incumbent candidates like State Representative Adrian Madaro, State Senator Joseph Boncore and U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano will run unopposed two incumbent Democrats will face opposition.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins of Boston will face off against Alexander Rhalimi of Revere for the nomination.

Incumbent Governors Councilor Terrence Kennedy of Lynnfield will take on two challengers, Stephen Borelli and Richard DiMeo, both of Boston.

For the open Register of Deeds seat, former Boston City Councilor Stephen Murphy, who entered the race early is now in a crowded field that includes Douglas Bennett, Stephanie Everett, Katherine Forde, Michael Mackan, Paul Nutting and Jeffrey Ross, all of Boston.

Polls will be open on Thursday, September 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The voting districts in Eastie is Ward 1, Precincts 1 through 14.

Voting locations in Eastie are the Sam Adams School, 165 Webster St., Donald McKay School, 122 Cottage Street, Heritage Apartments, 209 Sumner St., East Boston High School, 86 White St., Cheverus Apartments, 10 Moore St., Orient Heights Yacht Club, 61 Bayswater St., Curtis Guild School, 5 Ashley St., and the Orient Heights Housing Community Building, 38 Vallar Rd.

All precincts will have English/Spanish ballots, and English/Chinese and English/Vietnamese ballots will be available in precincts where the population requires them, according to city officials. Interpreters will be available to assist voters in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects), Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean, and Russian as well as other languages.

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