Voters in those communities will be going to the polls to select one Democrat and one Republican to face off in a special election on Dec. 10 to select the 5th Congressional District's newest U.S. Representative.
In January, John Kerry became Secretary of State. Earlier this year, Congressman Ed Markey defeated Gabriel Gomez to become the state's junior senator. And in December, voters will decide who will replace Markey.
Today, voters will decide if they want a Democratic or a Republican ballot and elect one person from each party to face off in December.
There are seven Democrats and three Republicans on the ballot.
The Democrats are Sen. William Brownsberger, Sen. Katherine Clark, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Martin Long, Paul Maisano, Rep. Carl Sciortino and Sen. Karen Spilka.
The three Republican are Frank Addivinola, of Malden, Mike Stoppa, of Holliston, and Tom Tierney of Framingham
Patch.com reached out to all the candidates vying for the Fifth Congressional seat ahead of the Oct. 15 primaries and asked them a series of questions, to help you decide who shall get your vote.
In case you missed any, here's a recap of the topics discussed and what they said:
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- Democratic Congressional Candidates on Foreign Policy, Israel and Syria
- Republican Congressional Candidates on Gun Control
- Democratic Congressional Candidates Discuss Gun Control
- Democratic Candidates Discuss the Cost of a College Education
- Republican Congressional Candidates Against President's College Proposal
- Democratic Congressional Candidates Identify Ways to Jumpstart Economy, Reduce Unemployment
- Republican Congressional Candidates Talk Economy, Unemployment
- Congressional Candidates views on Immigration Reform