[UPDATED] Woburn Election Guide 2012
The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Woburn and Middlesex County.
Editor's note: This Election Guide was updated on Nov. 5.
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- Sample Ballot: Available here.
- Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.
- Absentee voting: You may vote by absentee ballot if you are unable to attend the election on Nov. 6. You can find full information on how to do so here.
- General voting information: Is available on the city clerk's website.
- There are no local races for this election. For the Northeast Regional Vocational School, see the sample ballot.
State Legislature, 15th Middlesex District
- Jay Kaufman (D)
- No Republican candidate
State Legislature, 30th Middlesex District
- Jim Dwyer (D)
- No Republican candidate
State Senator, 4th Middlesex District
U.S. Congress, 5th Massachusetts District:
U.S. Senate, Massachusetts:
- Barack Obama (D)
- Mitt Romney (R)
- Gary Johnson (L)
- Question 1: An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles: This initiative would require all car manufacturers to provide – on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis – all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.
- Question 2: An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This initiative would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicating it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
- Question 3: Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana."
- Question 4: Shall the license commission be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in restaurants having seating capacities of not less than 50 seats; provided, however, that not more than 8 such licenses or such amount as allowed under section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws shall be in effect?
- Question 5 (Wards 1 and 7 only): 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 U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may place limits on political contributions and political spending? (This question is not binding.)
- Question 6 (Wards 1 and 7 only): Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services; (3) provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000; and (4) redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now? (This question is not binding.)
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