Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters made decisions on car repairs, assisted suicide and medical marijuana in the statewide election.
Question 1: Right to Repair Voters approved the “Right to Repair” ballot question, which would give consumers more choices when fixing a car in today's election. According to numbers on boston.com, 85 percent of voters approved the question, with 51 percent of the state reporting at 10:15 p.m. The initiative requires automakers to make computer software codes for repairs more accessible to independent repair shops and car owners by 2015. But in July, state legislators devised a compromise that would give carmakers until 2018 to comply with the new law, according to a Boston Globe report. By approving Question 1, voters trumped that compromise and enacted the “Right to Repair” act as written on the ballot. “Voters sent a clear message to …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Dedham and Norfolk County.
As we look to Tuesday's election, Dedham Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as the election arrives. Bookmark this page for updates. STATE Massachusetts State Sen. Mike Rush is up for re-election this fall. Rush defeated Westwood resident and candidate Michael Walsh in the 2010 primary and won against Brad Williams in the election that year. Local officials welcomed Rush back to the United States in January after the Senator returned home after serving overseas in Iraq. State Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) is running for re-election unopposed this year. Joseph Selvaggi will challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch in November after defeating …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Today is the last day to register to vote for the election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dedham residents who still have not registered to vote and wish to take part in the Nov. 6 election this year have until the end of today to register. Complete information on this year's election can be found in the Dedham Patch 2012 Election Guide. Here’s information on how Dedham residents can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
Friday, October 12, 2012
A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Elizabeth Warren leading Senator Scott Brown 50 percent to 44 percent and President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 55 percent to 41 percent.
A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows increased support for Elizabeth Warren but a decrease in support for President Barack Obama. The poll of 1,051 likely Massachusetts voters gives Warren a 50 percent to 44 percent lead over Senator Scott Brown, the largest yet for Warren in polling done by PPP. The margin of error is +/- 3.0 percent. Based on the poll, Brown's approval ratings are decreasing. Down a net 14 points from last month's PPP poll, 49 percent of voters approve of the job Senator Brown is doing while 42 percent disapprove. Last month, his approval rating was at 55 percent and his disapproval rating was 34 percent. Warren's favorable/unfavorable numbers continue to be close as 49 percent of those polled have a …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database and find out who from Dedham has donated to the presidential campaigns.
In the 2012 campaign cycle, Dedham residents have made 492 contributions to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Democratic and Republican Party nominees. Close to 80 percent of those donations that were made in Dedham have gone to President Obama. A total of 391 contributions from Dedham were made to the Obama campaign, for a total of $6,149. 101 contributions from Dedham were made to the Romney campaign, for a total of $1,820. Statewide, a total of $23,401,154 has been donated to presidential candidates by Massachusetts residents. Of that, $14,534,279 has gone to Obama and $7,896,545 has gone to Romney. The rest has gone to other candidates, primarily Ron Paul ($369,583) and others who ran against Romney in …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Question 3 on the Nov. ballot will ask about legalizing medical marijuana.
This November voters will be able to cast a vote for or against legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. According to WBUR, proponents have formed the Committee For Compassionate Medicine (Subtitle: ‘Yes’ for Massachusetts Patients). The opponents are at MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com. Question 3 on the ballot reads: “A yes vote would enact the proposed law eliminating state criminal and civil penalties related to the medical use of marijuana, allowing patients meeting certain conditions to obtain marijuana produced and distributed by new state-regulated centers, or, in specific hardship cases, to grow marijuana for their own use.” So we want to know: Are you for or against bring medical marijuana to the state?
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Here are the places where you can go and vote according to precinct.
Town Hall, 26 Bryant St. Riverdale School, 143 Needham St. Former Avery School, 123 High St. Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Ave. Greenlodge School, 191 Greenlodge St. Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Ave. Greenlodge School, 191 Greenlodge St.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The following was taken from a press release.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
State Senator Mike Rush and Representative Paul McMurtry today issued a reminder to voters in Dedham and Westwood to vote in the upcoming state primary election on Thursday, September 6. The timing of the election, which falls on Thursday rather than on Tuesday, is unusual. The change is a result of the "normal" primary election day falling on Rosh Hashanah this year. State officials chose September 6 as the new election day, which would provide time to print absentee ballots for November to send to military personnel. However, Tuesday, September 4 was not an acceptable date because of its proximity to the Labor Day holiday and voters’ vacations. Because of the circumstances resulting in this unusual election date, Rush and McMurtry have…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Congressional candidate Joseph Selvaggi will chat live on Patch on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Sign up here to get an email reminder.
Congressional candidate Joseph Selvaggi will be live chatting on Dedham Patch on Tuesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. Join our online community chat where you and your neighbors can ask Selvaggi questions about his 2012 campaign and the issues you care about most. Selvaggi is a Boston Republican candidate running for Congress in the new 8th District. Selvaggi will look to challenge Democrat US-Rep Stephen Lynch, D-Boston in November. Before that, he will oppose Matt Temperley of Quincy in the Sept. 6 primary election. The chat will take place on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Enter your email in the box above to get an email reminder on Tuesday.