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Important Information for Arlington Voters on Thursday’s State Primary

You may have a contested primary for state representative and not even know it.

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.

Charlie Shapiro September 05, 2012 at 07:31 PM
TO: Arlington Democrats and independents (unenrolled) taking a Democratic ballot: From: Charlie Shapiro, Democrat for Governor's Council. In most elections the Governor's Council race is overlooked. On the ballot it's simply called "Councillor". Many are not aware what it is, or what it means. In fact typically over 50% of voters just leave it blank. This year, however, you have a chance to improve this little known body which is the elected citizen voice into the Governor's choices for judges, parole board, and a whole host of other appointed positions. Please take a moment to visit www.voteshapiro.org and learn more. There's additional info on www.facebook.com/voteshapiro. Info and links to endorsements and more can be found at http://arlington.patch.com/blog_posts/shapiro-for-governors-councilor-the-right-choice-for-change (There's no Republican running so the Thursday vote in the primary is critical.) I would greatly appreciate your vote this Thursday and will work hard on your behalf if honored with the position. Thank you. Charlie Shapiro Democrat for Governor's Council Charlie@voteshapiro.org On the ballot in Arlington and 31 other communities.

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