WILMINGTON — Next Tuesday, Wilmington’s registered voters can enter their respective locations from 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. to cast their votes for the midterm election. Precincts 1 and 2 will vote at the Boutwell School; precincts 3 and 4 at the Wildwood Street School; and precincts 5 and 6 at the Town Hall.
Precinct 3 voters have their own separate ballot, and the Town Clerk’s Office reminds these residents not to take a ballot for one of the other precincts. They’ll find the only difference to be the Representative in General Court in the 21st Middlesex District on their ballot — the only candidate being Kenneth Gordon — as opposed to the 19th district for precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. Residents in the remaining precincts will choose between Pina Prinzivalli, David Robertson, and Patricia Meuse for their General Court representative.
The rest of the ballots will be the same in all precincts. For Senator in Congress, the candidates are Elizabeth Warren (D), Geoff Diehl (R), and Shiva Ayyadurai (I). Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates are Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito (R); and Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey (D). Attorney General candidates include Maura Healey (D) and James McMahon (R).
Next, the candidates for Treasurer are Deborah Goldberg (D), Keiko Orrall (R), and Jamie Guerin (J). Secretary of State candidates are William Francis Galvin (D), Anthony Amore (R), and Juan Sanchez Jr. (J). There are four candidates for Auditor: Suzanne Bump (D), Helen Brady (R), Daniel Fishman (LP), and Edward Stamas (J).
Seth Moulton (D), Joseph Schneider (R), and Mary Jean Charbonneau (I) compete for Representatives in Congress for the 6th Middlesex District. For Councilor, there’s Eileen R. Duff (D), Richard Baker (R), and Marc Mercier (LP). Register of Deeds candidates are Richard Howe, Jr. (D) and Karen Cassella who’s unenrolled. Finally, for single candidates, there’s Marian Ryan (D) for District Attorney; Michael Sullivan (D) for Clerk of Courts; and Bruce Tarr (R) for Senator in General Court.
After all of the position elections, voters will choose either yes or no on three Massachusetts ballot questions. The first ballot question is the approval of a law proposed by initiative petition, which would limit how many patients can be assigned per registered nurse in hospitals and other health care facilities in Massachusetts. The proposed law also lists all of the ways that this patient limit would vary.
Ballot question 2 is also a law by initiative petition, which would create a citizens commission to recommend amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The commission would focus on making campaign contributions regulated and establishing that corporations don’t have the same rights as human beings. The third and last question is a referendum to an existing law, wherein the current law, prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in public places, may be approved or repealed. Voting yes is to keep the law as it is and no is to repeal it.
The office of the Town Clerk reports that the town of Wilmington has over 15,000 registered voters who could also have participated in early or absentee voting or may cast their vote next Tuesday. They’ve given out 1,365 early voting ballots and 370 absentee ballots either in person or by mail. Early voting at the Town Hall concluded on Tuesday.