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Early Voting Continues Until Nov. 4 or Vote at the Polls on Nov. 8

Early Voting in Town Hall Basement

Early voting can be done in person or by mail by any registered voter. In Hopkinton, early voting can be done in person at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street until Friday, November 4  during usual business hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Read more…

Or vote at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym, 88 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, enter by Grove Street. Polls are open 6:30am-8:00pm. There is no school on Tuesday, November 8 due to a Teacher Professional Day timed as usual to coincide with election day. This reduces parking & traffic congestion and increases student safety on this busy day. There are four statewide ballot questions this year, in addition to the state and presidential election. Read what’s on the ballot here. Continue reading Early Voting Continues Until Nov. 4 or Vote at the Polls on Nov. 8

State & Presidential Election – Tues. Nov. 8 – Early voting begins 10/24

November 8, 2016 Election Word Cloud

There is no school on Tuesday, November 8 due to a Teacher Professional Day timed as usual to coincide with election day. Because the polls are located at the Middle School, this reduces parking & traffic congestion and increases student safety on this busy day. There are four statewide ballot questions this year, in addition to the state and presidential election.

New this year! Early Voting Oct. 24 – Nov. 4

Early voting can be done in person or by mail by any registered voter. In Hopkinton, early voting can be done in person at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street from Monday, October 24 until Friday, November 4. It will be held during our usual business hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For public convenience, the Hopkinton Town Clerk has decided to offer weekend hours on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Read more…

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On the November 8 Ballot for Hopkinton residents:

QUESTION 1: Expanded Slot Machine Gaming

This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license, which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. Read more…

  • A YES VOTE would permit the state Gaming Commission to license one additional slot-machine gaming establishment at a location that meets certain conditions specified in the law. http://massachusettsquestion1.com
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in current laws regarding gaming. http://macasinos.net

QUESTION 2: Charter School Expansion

This proposed law would allow the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year. Approvals under this law could expand statewide charter school enrollment by up to 1% of the total statewide public school enrollment each year. New charters and enrollment expansions approved under this law would be exempt from existing limits on the number of charter schools, the number of students enrolled in them, and the amount of local school districts’ spending allocated to them. Read more…

  • A YES VOTE would allow for up to 12 approvals each year of either new charter schools or expanded enrollments in existing charter schools, but not to exceed 1% of the statewide public school enrollment. http://greatschoolsma.org
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in current laws relative to charter schools. https://saveourpublicschoolsma.com

QUESTION 3: Conditions for Farm Animals

This proposed law would prohibit any farm owner or operator from knowingly confining any breeding pig, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen in a way that prevents the animal from lying down, standing up, fully extending its limbs, or turning around freely. The proposed law would also prohibit any business owner or operator in Massachusetts from selling whole eggs intended for human consumption or any uncooked cut of veal or pork if the business owner or operator knows or should know that the hen, breeding pig, or veal calf that produced these products was confined in a manner prohibited by the proposed law. The proposed law would exempt sales of food products that combine veal or pork with other products, including soups, sandwiches, pizzas, hotdogs, or similar processed or prepared food items. Read more…

  • A YES VOTE would prohibit any confinement of pigs, calves, and hens that prevents them from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely. http://www.citizensforfarmanimals.com
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in current laws relative to the keeping of farm animals. http://newenglandbrownegg.com

QUESTION 4: Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana

The proposed law would permit the possession, use, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana in limited amounts by persons age 21 and older and would remove criminal penalties for such activities. It would provide for the regulation of commerce in marijuana, marijuana accessories, and marijuana products and for the taxation of proceeds from sales of these items. Read more…

  • A YES VOTE would allow persons 21 and older to possess, use, and transfer marijuana and products containing marijuana concentrate (including edible products) and to cultivate marijuana, all in limited amounts, and would provide for the regulation and taxation of commercial sale of marijuana and marijuana products. https://www.regulatemassachusetts.org
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in current laws relative to marijuana. http://www.safeandhealthyma.com

ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

  • CLINTON and KAINE, Democratic
  • JOHNSON and WELD, Libertarian
  • STEIN and BARAKA, Green-Rainbow
  • TRUMP and PENCE, Republican

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS – FOURTH DISTRICT

  • JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, III, 12 Gibbs St., Brookline, Democratic
  • DAVID A. ROSA, 323 Lincoln Ave., Dighton, Republican

COUNCILLOR – SECOND DISTRICT

  • ROBERT L. JUBINVILLE, 487 Adams St., Milton, Democratic
  • BRAD WILLIAMS, 29 Furbush Rd., Boston, Republican

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT – SECOND MIDDLESEX & NORFOLK DISTRICT

  • KAREN E. SPILKA, 18 Rome Way, Ashland, Democratic

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT – EIGHTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT

  • CAROLYN C. DYKEMA, 429 Marshall St., Holliston, Democratic

SHERIFF – MIDDLESEX COUNTY

  • PETER J. KOUTOUJIAN, 33 Harris St., Waltham, Democratic

 

Ask eHop: Unenrolled voters in the primary?

Ask eHop: How can unenrolled voters participate in the primary election? 

Massachusetts has open primaries, meaning registered independent, or unenrolled, voters can decide whether to vote in the Republican, Democratic or Green-Rainbow primary. Read more in the Hopkinton Crier. 22% of Hopkinton voters are Democrats, 20% are Republican, and 57% are unenrolled.

Hopkinton Voters Percent by Political Party
% Hopkinton Voters by Political Party (2012)

 

Presidential Primary – Vote Tuesday 3/1

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The Massachusetts Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 1, also known as “Super Tuesday.” All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym, 88 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, enter by Grove Street. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm.

For more information please visit the Town Clerk’s page on the Town’s website at www.hopkintonma.gov for more information regarding Absentee Ballot voting or call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-497-9710 or email the clerk at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov.

Hopkinton Specimen Ballots 2016-03-01 (PDF)


Democratic Primary Ballot (Vote for 1):

Democratic State Committee Man (Vote for 1 Man):

  • Chris Walsh

Democratic State Committee Woman (Vote for 1 Woman):

  • Karen E Spilka

Democratic Town Committee (Vote for 30):

  • Richard O. Duggan
  • Mary E. Duggan
  • Darlene A. Hayes
  • Laura W. Hanson
  • Kenneth C. Parker
  • Christine Dietz
  • Bruce G. Karlin
  • Michael F. Cook
  • Francis J. D’Urso
  • Brahim Brian Hassan
  • Mary Jo LaFreniere
  • Muriel E. Kramer
  • David K. Morgan
  • Maureen K. Bumiller
  • Rebeka L. Hoffman
  • Elizabeth B. Whittemore
  • Mary Arnault
  • Margo R. Roman
  • Edithmarie L. Siebert
  • Thomas F. Pratt
  • Melanie A. Smith
  • Thomas E. Smith
  • Katherine L. Fernald
  • Carl A. Altamura
  • Edward J. Mills

Republican Primary Ballot (Vote for 1):

Republican State Committee Man (Vote for 1 Man):

Republican State Committee Woman (Vote for 1 Woman):

Republican Town Committee (Vote for 35):

  • Kenneth R. Weismantel
  • Al Alfred W. Rogers, Jr.
  • Ronald M. Clark
  • Thomas J. Garabedian
  • Robert T. Dobinski
  • Lillian P. Holden
  • Leonard A. Holden
  • F. Eric Sonnett
  • Scott R. Aghababian
  • John M. Coutinho
  • Brian J. Herr
  • Daniel F. Terry
  • Nancy J. Barton
  • William S. Rogers, Jr.
  • L. Philip Totino, Jr.
  • Richard A. MacDonald
  • Leda Arakelian
  • Vascen J. Bogigian
  • William A. Muench
  • Henry R. Kunicki
  • Francis J. DeYoung
  • Matthew P. Wade
  • Frank E. Sivo
  • Brian J. Karp
  • Claire B. Wright
  • Brian E. Eberlin
  • Steve A. Barron
  • John R. Ferrari
  • Cecilia J. DelGaudio
  • Christian P. Ollenborger
  • June A. Harris

Green-Rainbow Primary Ballot:


United Independent Primary Ballot:

  • No Preference

Presidential Primary 3/1

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The Massachusetts Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 1, also known as “Super Tuesday.” All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm.

For those registered voters who are unable to vote at the polls on election day due to (1) absence from town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief, absentee ballot applications are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. If you fall under the guidelines as stated above, you may vote by absentee ballot at the Town Clerk’s Office or request that a ballot is mailed to you.

The deadline for an absentee ballot is noon on Monday, February 29, 2016. Please visit the Town Clerk’s page on the Town’s website at www.hopkintonma.gov for more information regarding Absentee Ballot voting or call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-497-9710 or email me at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov. Continue reading Presidential Primary 3/1

State Election Tomorrow

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Tuesday, November 4 – Polls open 7:00am-8:00pm

Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym

What’s on the Hopkinton Ballot:

Senator in US Congress

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

  • Maura Healey, Democratic http://www.maurahealey.com/
  • John B Miller, Republican http://millerforag.com/

Secretary of State

  • William Francis Galvin, Democratic (Incumbent) http://www.billgalvin.org/
  • David D’Arcangelo, Republican http://www.davein2014.com/
  • Daniel L Factor, Green-Rainbow http://www.electfactor.org/

Treasurer

  • Deborah B Goldberg, Democratic http://www.debgoldberg.com/
  • Michael James Heffernan, Republican https://www.mikeheffernan2014.com/
  • Ian T Jackson, Green-Rainbow http://www.ian-jackson.org/

Auditor

  • Suzanne M Bump, Democratic (Incumbent) http://www.suzannebump.com/
  • Patricia S Saint Aubin, Republican https://www.patriciasaintaubin.com/
  • MK Merelice, Green-Rainbow http://www.merelice.org/

Representative in US Congress

  •  Joseph P Kennedy, III, Democratic (Incumbent)

Councillor

  • Robert L Jubinville, Democratic (Incumbent)

Senator in General Court (2nd Middlesex & Norfolk District)

  • Karen E Spilka, Democratic (Incumbent)

Representative in General Court (8th Middlesex District)

District Attorney (Northern District)

  • Marian T Ryan, Democratic

 Registrar of Probate

  • Tara E DeCristofaro, Democratic (Incumbent)
  • John W Lambert, Sr, Republican https://www.facebook.com/LambertforRegisterofProbateMiddlesexCounty

State Ballot Question 1 – Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing

State Ballot Question 2 – Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law

  • A YES VOTE would expand the state’s beverage container deposit law to require deposits on containers for all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks with certain exceptions, increase the associated handling fees, and make other changes to the law. http://www.massbottlebill.org/
  • A NO VOTE would make no change In the laws regarding beverage container deposits. http://www.noonquestion2.com/

State Ballot Question 3 – Expanding Prohibitions On Gaming

State Ballot Question 4 – Earned Sick Time For Employees

  • A YES VOTE would entitle employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. http://raiseupma.org/
  • A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws regarding earned sick time.  http://retailersma.org/

Ballot Question 5 – Non-Binding

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the US Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states may place limits on political contributions and political spending? http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20141101/NEWS/141109518

  • YES
  • NO

Vote Today – Special State Election for US Senator

Voting ClipartDon’t forget to vote. The Massachusetts Special Election for US Senator is Tuesday, June 25. This election is to replace John Kerry, whose senate seat became vacant when he was appointed Secretary of State. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Middle School. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm. Candidates on the ballot:

Senate Primary Election – Tues April 30

Voting ClipartA Special State Primary Election is being held Tuesday, April 30 to fill the Senate seat recently vacated by John Kerry. All Hopkinton precincts vote at the Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm. See below for a list of candidates on the ballots.

Democratic Primary Ballot

Republican Primary Ballot