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State Primary Today: What Needham Voters Should Know

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Needham voters will head to the polls today for the State Primary, helping to select candidates that will represent their political parties in the Nov. 6 election.

The local polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in all 10 precincts. Voters in precincts C and D will continue to vote at the library during the primary but will return to their previous location, at , for the Nov. 6 election, according to Town Clerk Tedi Eaton. Newman has been undergoing renovations for the past year.

Polling locations for the Sept. 6 State Primary are as follows:

  • Precinct A— cafeteria, 28 Glen Gary Rd.
  • Precinct B—Hillside Elementary School cafeteria, 28 Glen Gary Rd.
  • Precinct C— library, 77 Ferndale Rd.
  • Precinct D—High Rock School library, 77 Ferndale Rd.
  • Precinct E— inner room, 200 Harris Ave.
  • Precinct F— Community Room, 83 Pickering St.
  • Precinct G— performance center, 120 Broad Meadow Rd.
  • Precinct H—Broadmeadow Elementary School performance center, 120 Broad Meadow Rd.
  • Precinct I— gym, 187 Brookline St.
  • Precinct J—Mitchell Elementary School gym, 187 Brookline St.

Readers who are unsure of which precinct they are in can visit http://wheredoivotema.com and type in their address to find out.

Who's on the ballot?

Voters in precincts A-C, I and J, who are part of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District, will see different candidates for state senator than voters in precincts D-H, who are part of the Norfolk and Suffolk District. All other ballot sections will be the same for all 10 precincts.

Below is a quick look at who’s on the ballot for each political party:

Democratic Ballot

Needham precincts A-C, I, J

Senator in Congress
(vote for one)

Elizabeth A. Warren

Clerk of Courts, Norfolk County (vote for one)

Walter F. Timilty Jr.

Representative in Congress,
Fourth District
(vote for one)

Rachel E. Brown
Joseph P. Kennedy III
Herb Robinson

Register of Deeds, Norfolk District (vote for one)

William P. O’Donnell

 

Councillor, Second District
(vote for one)

Brian M. Clinton
Robert L. Jubinville
Patrick J. McCabe
Bart Andrew Timilty

County Commissioner, Norfolk County (vote for two)

John M. Gillis
Francis W. O’Brien

 

Senator in General Court, Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District
(vote for one)

No candidate


Representative in General Court,
13th Norfolk District
(vote for one)


Denise C. Garlick


 

Democratic Ballot

Needham precincts D-H

Senator in Congress
(vote for one)

Elizabeth A. Warren

Clerk of Courts, Norfolk County (vote for one)

Walter F. Timilty Jr.

Representative in Congress,
Fourth District
(vote for one)

Rachel E. Brown
Joseph P. Kennedy III
Herb Robinson

Register of Deeds, Norfolk District (vote for one)

William P. O’Donnell

 

Councillor, Second District
(vote for one)

Brian M. Clinton
Robert L. Jubinville
Patrick J. McCabe
Bart Andrew Timilty

County Commissioner, Norfolk County (vote for two)

John M. Gillis
Francis W. O’Brien

 

Senator in General Court, Norfolk and Suffolk District (vote for one)

Michel F. Rush


Representative in General Court,
13th Norfolk District
(vote for one)


Denise C. Garlick


 

Republican Ballot

Needham precincts A-C, I, J

Senator in Congress
(vote for one)

Scott P. Brown

Clerk of Courts, Norfolk County (vote for one)

No candidate

Representative in Congress,
Fourth District
(vote for one)

Sean Bielat
Elizabeth Childs
David L. Steinhof

Register of Deeds, Norfolk District (vote for one)

No candidate

 

Councillor, Second District
(vote for one)

Earl H. Sholley

County Commissioner, Norfolk County (vote for two)

No candidate

Senator in General Court, Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District
(vote for one)

Richard J. Ross


Representative in General Court,
13th Norfolk District
(vote for one)


No candidate


 

Republican Ballot

Needham precincts D-H

Senator in Congress
(vote for one)

Scott P. Brown

Clerk of Courts, Norfolk County (vote for one)

No candidate

Representative in Congress,
Fourth District
(vote for one)

Sean Bielat
Elizabeth Childs
David L. Steinhof

Register of Deeds, Norfolk District (vote for one)

No candidate

 

Councillor, Second District
(vote for one)

Earl H. Sholley

County Commissioner, Norfolk County (vote for two)

No candidate

Senator in General Court, Norfolk and Suffolk District (vote for one)

No candidate


Representative in General Court,
13th Norfolk District
(vote for one)


No candidate


In addition to the Democratic and Republican party ballots, Needham residents could receive a Green-Rainbow Party ballot if they have registered with that party; however, no candidates appear on the Green-Rainbow ballot for the Sept. 6 State Primary.

The 2012 State/Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in the presidential election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.

For more about voter registration and polls, visit http://needhamma.gov/townclerk, drop by the Town Clerk’s Office on the first floor of or call 781-455-7500. The Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also from 7:30-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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