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2012 Stoughton Town Election Preview

Previewing Tuesday's town election in Stoughton. The polls will be open on April 10 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Stoughton residents will head to the polls Tuesday, April 10 for the Annual Town Election.

Candidates for the Board of Selectmen, Housing Authority, Redevelopment Authority, School Committee, Moderator and Town Meeting Representative are on the ballot.

Board of Selectmen and School Committee are the only contested town-wide races on the ballot. There are also contested races for Town Meeting Representative in precincts 2 and 4.

When are the polls open?

Polls are open Tuesday, April 10 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Where do I vote?

  • PRECINCT 1 -- JOSEPH R. DAWE, JR. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 131 Pine Street
  • PRECINCT 2 -- E.A. JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 137 Walnut Street
  • PRECINCT 3 -- SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 171 Ash Street
  • PRECINCT 4 -- JOSEPH H. GIBBONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 235 Morton Street
  • PRECINCT 5 -- JOSEPH H. GIBBONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 235 Morton Street
  • PRECINCT 6 -- HELEN H. HANSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 1800 Central Street
  • PRECINCT 7 -- WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 1322 Central Street
  • PRECINCT 8 -- ROBERT G. O’DONNELL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 211 Cushing Street

Click on the following link to find out your specific precinct:

http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php

Who is on the ballot?

Selectmen (four candidates vying for two three-year seats)

  • Bob O’Regan
  • Cynthia Walsh (incumbent)
  • John Anderson (incumbent)
  • Joe Mokrisky

School Committee (two candidates vying for one three-year seat)

  • Allan Mills (incumbent)
  • Erdem Ural

Moderator (one candidate vying for a one-year term)

  • Howard Hansen (incumbent)

Housing Authority (one candidate vying for one five-year seat)

  • Kevin Wilder (incumbent)

Redevelopment Authority (one candidate vying for one five-year seat)

  • Carlos Vargas

Town Meeting Representatives

Click on the link below to see a list of Town Meeting Representative candidates by precinct:

LocalElectionBallots.pdf 

Because of redistricting, all 168 Town Meeting representative seats are up for election this year, even those seats that were up for election .

Normally a Town Meeting representative is elected to a three-year term, and only seven of the 21 seats are up at a time. But, with every seat up for election, the seven highest vote-getters in each precinct will be elected to three-year terms; the next seven will be elected to two-year terms; and the final seven will be elected to one-year terms.

Five of eight precincts have less than the minimum number of candidates running for a seat as a Town Meeting representative. Read more about that issue here:

What will my ballot look like?

Click on the link below to see sample ballots from each of the eight precincts in town:

LocalElectionBallots.pdf 

Get to Know the Candidates

In an effort to give residents a last chance to hear from the candidates before the April 10 Town Election, Stoughton Patch sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates running in a contested town-wide race.

Click on the links below to read the questionnaire responses from the candidates:

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