Town Crier

WILMINGTON — The state primary election in Wilmington is expected to see greater voter turnout this year, according to Town Clerk Christine Tou­ma-Conway. This is partially due to the increase of mail-in voting, she said at the Board of Select­men’s meeting on Aug. 17. Wilmington had a turnout of 8.7 percent at the state primary of 2012 and 4.9 percent in 2016.

Registered voters can vote by Sept. 1 via absentee, mail-in ballots, early voting, or in person. Early voting has already started at the Town Hall and has only two more days — this Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Town Clerk also told the Board of Selectmen that her office has re­ceived more than 3,500 mail-in ballot requests and had already sent out most of the ballots before the 17th. Mail-in and ab­sentee ballots can be mailed in or dropped off at Town Hall at the drop box to the left of the front door any time before Sept. 1st at 8 p.m.

In person voting will start Tuesday the first at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. at the Boutwell School for precincts 1 and 2, the Wildwood School for pre­cincts 3 and 4, and Town Hall for precincts 5 and 6.

Looking at specimen ballots provided by the town clerk’s office, the Republican ballot for all precincts has a choice between Shiva Ayyadurai and Kevin O’Connor for Senator in Congress. John Paul Moran is the only option for Represen­tative in Congress, and Bruce Tarr for Senator in General Court. Precinct 3 has no option for Rep­resentative in General Court, while the others have Alec DiFruscia.

On the democratic ballot, voters can choose be­tween Joe Kennedy and Ed Markey for Senator in Congress. Then, they’d pick between Seth Moul­ton, Jamie Belsito, and Angus McQuilken for Rep­resentative in Congress. Tara DeCristofaro is the only option for Register of Probate and Eileen Duff for Councillor.

While precinct 3 has Kenneth Gordon for the Representative in Gener­al Court, the rest of the precincts fall under Dave Robertson.

The libertarian and green-rainbow party ballots have no candidates for the state primary election.

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