Stoughton's Guide to the 2012 Presidential Election

The candidates and issues that will be affecting Stoughton in the Presidential Election, which takes place Tuesday, November 6.

CONTENTS: Voting Hours, Election Preview Articles, List of Candidates, List of Ballot Questions, Polling Locations, Absentee Voting Info, & Kids Voting Info


When is the 2012 Presidential Election?

The election is on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.


Election Preview Articles

Check back in the days leading up the election for links to election preview articles. 

  • Stoughton's OASIS Coalition Opposes Medical Use of Marijuana Ballot Question


Who is on the ballot?

The presidential race between incumbent Democratic president Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominees Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, as well as the U.S. Senate showdown between incumbent Republican Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren headline this November's election, but there will be plenty of other offices on the ballot.

Click on the links below to view a sample of what your ballot will look like on election day. Take a look at the chart below to see who is running.

Stoughton Ballot, Precincts 1,5,7,8

Stoughton Ballot, Precincts 2,3,4,6

Democratic Party Candidates Republican Party Candidates Third Party Candidates

President/Vice President

Barack Obama/Joe Biden Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan

Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian)

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green-Rainbow)

U.S. Senate
Elizabeth Warren
Scott Brown
U.S. House of Representatives (MA-8th District)
Stephen Lynch

Joe Selvaggi

State Senator Brian A. Joyce
N/A N/A State Representative (Precincts 1,5,7,8) William C. Galvin
N/A N/A State Representative (Precincts 2,3,4,6) Louis Kafka
N/A N/A Governor's Council (District 2)


Robert Jubinville

Earl Sholley
N/A Clerk of Courts (Norfolk County)
Walter F. Timilty, Jr.
N/A N/A Register of Deeds (Norfolk County)
William P. O'Donnell
N/A N/A County Commissioner (Norfolk County)

John M. Gillis

Francis W. O'Brien

N/A N/A Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School Committee candidates (all unopposed): Mark Linde (Brockton seat); Stephen Udden (Foxborough seat); William Flannery (Mansfield seat); Denis Feeley (Norton seat); Mindy Kempner (Sharon seat).


Ballot Questions

Voters will be asked to vote for or against three ballot measures (questions) this election cycle. Click on the links below for more information about each question, including a summary of the measure, what a 'yes' or 'no' vote means, and arguments for and against it.

Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information

Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life

Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana


Where Do I Vote?

  • PRECINCT 1 -- Dawe Elementary School, 131 Pine Street
  • PRECINCT 2 -- Jones School, 137 Walnut Street
  • PRECINCT 3 -- South Elementary School, 171 Ash Street
  • PRECINCT 4 -- Gibbons Elementary School, 235 Morton Street
  • PRECINCT 5 -- Gibbons Elementary School, 235 Morton Street
  • PRECINCT 6 -- Hansen Elementary School, 1800 Central Street
  • PRECINCT 7 -- West Elementary School, 1322 Central Street
  • PRECINCT 8 -- O'Donnell Middle School, 211 Cushing Street

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



Absentee Voting

You may get an application for an absentee ballot in the Town Clerk’s office (first floor of Town Hall) or you may download the application by clicking here.

The application must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 12 p.m. (Noon) on Monday, November 5, 2012. 

For information regarding absentee voting, click here.

For information regarding Military and Overseas Voters, click here.


Kids Can Vote Too!

Stoughton students K-12 will have the chance to partake in Kids Voting on election day, Tuesday, November 6, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at their parent's polling location. This mock voting program simulates the adult voting experience.

Students will be able to vote for president, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative in Congress, state senator and state representative.

Click here for more information.


Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian ) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1


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