East Boston Voters Still Have Early Voting Option:General Election Set for Nov. 6, Get out and Vote

November 2, 2018
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East Boston voters can cast their ballots in the Commonwealth’s general election at their assigned polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, or take advantage of early voting that ends on Nov. 2.

Voters will cast their ballots and decide who they want for several local state seats as well as those hoping to head to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. There are also three state ballot questions that will be voted on during Tuesday’s general election.

As far as local election are concerned both State Rep. Adrian Madaro and State Sen. Joseph Boncore are running unopposed and will return to the State House representing Eastie.

Clerk of Supreme Judicial Court Maura Doyle is also running unopposed as is Michael Donovan, Clerk of Civil Superior Court, and Maura Hennigan, Clerk of Criminal Superior Court.

In statewide races Eastie voters will cast their ballot for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker and incumbent Lieutenant Gov. Karen Polito will take on Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey.

Incumbent Attorney General Maura Healey will take on Republican challenger James McMahon III for the state attorney general seat while incumbent Secretary of State William Glavin has two opponents, Republican Anthony Amore and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Juan Sanchez.

Democratic Treasurer Deborah Goldberg will take on Republican Keiko Orrall and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jamie Guerin in the General Election next Tuesday while Auditor Suzanne Bump, a Democratic incumbent, will face off against Republican Helen Brady, Libertarian Daniel Fishman and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Edward Stamas.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren hopes to head back down to Washington D.C. in her race over Republican Geoff Diehl while Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley will be unopposed in the General Election for the 7th Congressional seat after upsetting incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano in the State Primary.

In the Suffolk County District Attorney’s race Democrat Rachel Rollins will take on Independent Reformer Michael Maloney for the seat left vacant by D.A. Dan Conley.

Incumbent Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy will take on the Unenrolled challenger Gabriela Mendoza.

Governor’s Council candidate and incumbent Terrence Kennedy will face off against Vincent Dixon who is unenrolled.

There are also three state ballot questions.

A yes vote on Question 1 would limit the number of patients that could be assigned to one registered nurse in hospitals and certain other health care facilities. A no vote on the question would make no change in current laws relative to patient-to-nurse limits.

A yes vote on Question 2 would create a citizens commission to advance an amendment to the United States Constitution to limit the influence of money in elections and establish that corporations do not have the same rights as human beings. A vote would not create this commission.

A yes vote on Question 3 would keep in place the current law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation while a no vote would repeal this provision of the state’s public accommodation law.

Eastie voters can visit www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema and type in thier address to see the most up to date voting locations for Election Day.