Dedham Election Guide 2012, Tomorrow is the Last Day to Register to Vote
We list the candidates and issues that affect Dedham.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Dedham Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Voter Registration: The deadline is Oct. 17. For more information.
- Polling locations: To find out where your polling location is, please visit the Town Clerk's website.
- Absentee Ballots: To get an absentee ballot, go here.
- State Sen. Mike Rush (D) is running for re-election.
- State Rep. Paul McMurty (D) is running for re-election.
- US Sen. Scott Brown faces Democrat Elizabeth Warren
- Presidential race: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson.
Ballot Issue: Question 1 — Right to Repair: "This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer's dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities."
Ballot Issue: Question 2 — Death with Dignity: "This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life. To qualify, a patient would have to be an adult resident who (1) is medically determined to be mentally capable of making and communicating health care decisions; (2) has been diagnosed by attending and consulting physicians as having an incurable, irreversible disease that will, within reasonable medical judgment, cause death within six months; and (3) voluntarily expresses a wish to die and has made an informed decision. The proposed law states that the patient would ingest the medicine in order to cause death in a humane and dignified manner."
- Ballot Issue: Question 3 — Medical Marijuana: "This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, or multiple sclerosis. The patient would also have to obtain a written certification, from a physician with whom the patient has a bona fide physician-patient relationship, that the patient has a specific debilitating medical condition and would likely obtain a net benefit from medical use of marijuana."