Framingham Election Primer 2012
You may select only one ballot today - Republican, Democratic or Green Rainbow Party.
Today is the primary election in Massachusetts. Voters will head to the polls to decide who will appear on the final election ballot for November. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in all 18 precincts in Framingham.
Since Framingham is now represented by three state representatives, there will be three different ballots in town.
State Rep. Chris Walsh, a democrat, is running unopposed for re-election in precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15. No one is running for the state representative seat on the republican or green rainbow ballots.
State Rep. Tom Sannicandro, a democrat, is running unopposed for re-election in precincts 8, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 18. Republican Jon Fetherston is running unopposed on his ballot. The two will face off in November. There is no green rainbow party candidate.
In Precinct 3, which includes Saxonville, State Rep. Tom Conroy is being challenged on the democrat ballot by Framingham resident Steven Hakar.
In many race, candidates are unopposed in the primary.
In all 18 Framingham precincts, on the democratic ballot, there are four candidates for Governor's Council. They are Brian M. Clinton, Robert L. Jubinville, Patrick J. McCabe and Bart Andrew Timilty. You can only vote for one.
Also there are five candidates running for registry of deeds. They are Robert B. Antonelli, Frank J. Ciano, Maria C. Curtatone, Tiziano Doto and Maryann M. Heuston. You can only vote for one.
On the republican side, there are three challengers seeking to unseat congressman Edward Markey. They are Frank Addivinola Jr., Jeff Semon and Tom Tierney of Framingham. You can only vote for one. The winner will take on Democrat Markey in the November election.