Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5. Here are five things you need to know:
1. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms all day today, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 80s.
2. If you live in Arlington Precincts 2, 4, 8, 10 or 12, you’re in the new 24th Middlesex District, and if you’re also a Democrat, there is a contested primary for state representative Thursday, Sept. 6 (sample ballot attached). If you don’t know which precinct you’re in or where to go to vote, click here. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the League of Women Voters is .
3. The Democratic state representative candidates vying to get on the Nov. 6 ballot are (in order they appear on the ballot): , and . Click on each of their names for a short bio.
4. For more on the race, see Arlington Patch’s 24th Middlesex District Topics Page, which includes Letters to the Editor, endorsements and more.
5. Awaiting Thursday’s victor in November are Republican Tomi Olson and Independent Jim Gammill.