Aug. 15 is deadline to register to vote in Sept. 4 election

Aug 07, 2018
Photo by: Chris Reagle Rochester's vote counting machine at Rochester Senior Center on Dexter Lane

The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, across the Commonwealth.

Fifteen seats are up for election this fall, although many do not involve primary contests. The 15 are: US Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Ninth District Representative in Congress, First District Councillor, Second Bristol and Plymouth District Senator in General Court, Tenth Bristol District Representative in General Court, Plymouth County District Attorney, Plymouth County Clerk of Courts, Plymouth County Register of Deeds, and Plymouth County Commissioner.

Town Clerks in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester want voters to have all the necessary information to vote in the state primary election. Deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation in all three towns is Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the appropriate town clerk's office.

Voters who are registered in any of the three political parties -Democratic, Libertarian or Republican -- must take those ballots only.

Unenrolled voters or voters registered in any other party designations may choose a ballot from any of the three parties. This will not change your political affiliation.

There are no ballot questions for any of the towns in the primary election. The state election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Marion:

Polling place: Benjamin Cushing Center, 465 Mill St. (Route 6)

Polls open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Absentee ballot applications and ballots are available during regular Town House hours (Monday -Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug, 31.

The Marion Town Clerk's office, located in Marion Town House, 2 Spring St., will remain open until 8 p.m. on Aug. 15.

Marion Town Clerk phone number: 508-748-3502

Mattapoisett:

Polling place: Old Hammondtown School cafetorium, 20 Shaw St.

Polls open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mattapoisett Town Clerk's office will stay open on Aug. 15, until 8 p.m..

Absentee ballots are now available during normal business hours to those who qualify to receive one. For more information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-758-4100, extension 2.

Rochester:

Polling Place: Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane

Polls open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk's office during business hours. Rochester Town hall is located at 1 Constitution Way. Town Hall hours are abbreviated during summer so please check times before heading out. Call the Town Clerk's office at 508-763-3871, extension 17.

Candidates on the primary ballot are as follows:

Democratic candidates

SENATOR IN CONGRESS

ELIZABETH A. WARREN, 24 Linnaean St., Cambridge

GOVERNOR

JAY M. GONZALEZ, 62 Putnam St., Needham
BOB MASSIE, 140 Sycamore St., Somerville

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

QUENTIN PALFREY, 683 Boston Post Rd., Weston
JIMMY TINGLE, 27 Lawrence St., Cambridge

ATTORNEY GENERAL

MAURA HEALEY, 40 Winthrop St., Boston

SECRETARY OF STATE

WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN, 46 Lake St., Boston
JOSH ZAKIM, 177 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

TREASURER

DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG, 37 Hyslop Rd., Brookline

AUDITOR

SUZANNE M. BUMP, 6 Hoe Shop St., Easton

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

NINTH DISTRICT

BILL KEATING, 10 Briarwood Ln., Bourne

BILL CIMBRELO, 17 Sea Robin Rd., Barnstable

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT

FIRST PLYMOUTH & BRISTOL DISTRICT

MARC R. PACHECO, 7 Dartmouth St., Taunton

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT

TENTH BRISTOL DISTRICT

WILLIAM M. STRAUS, 8 Nashawena Rd., Mattapoisett

Republican candidates

SENATOR IN CONGRESS

GEOFF DIEHL, 10 Village Way, Whitman
JOHN KINGSTON, 16 Chestnut St., Winchester
BETH JOYCE LINDSTROM, 161 Wharton Row, Groton

GOVERNOR

CHARLES D. BAKER, 49 Monument Ave., Swampscott
SCOTT D. LIVELY, 453 State St., Springfield

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

KARYN E. POLITO, 2 Tatassit Cir., Shrewsbury

ATTORNEY GENERAL

JAMES R. McMAHON, III, 14 Canal View Rd., Bourne
DANIEL L. SHORES, 2706 Hockley Dr., Hingham

SECRETARY OF STATE

ANTHONY M. AMORE, 182 Norfolk Ave., Swampscott

TREASURER

KEIKO M. ORRALL, 120 Crooked Ln., Lakeville

AUDITOR

HELEN BRADY, 1630 Monument St., Concord

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

BRISTOL COUNTY

D. ROSA, 323 Lincoln Ave., Dighton

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