Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Who do you think will win?
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Incumbents re-elected for Selectmen, School Committee.
With 1,266 voters at the polls Tuesday, Norton residents voted against questions 2 and 3 in the charter changes and voted in incumbents. There were 745 votes to keep the Town Clerk position elected, while 724 voters also wanted to keep the Water and Sewer Commission positions elected. Question 1, which asked voters to approve grammatical errors, prohibit a town officer or official from simultaneously holding the office of Selectmen or Planning Board and a few other items, passed with 780 votes. More information on the charter questions can be found here. Incumbents Bradford Bramwell and Timothy Giblin were voted back to their seats on the Board of Selectmen. Bramwell had 820 votes while Giblin had 776. James Dinsel came short with 472 …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The who, what, where, when and how for Super Tuesday.
The Presidential Primary Election will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6 to help decide the Republican nominee for president in the general election this fall. This year, all Precincts in town, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, will vote at Norton High School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To view sample absentee ballots for Republican, Democratic and Green Rainbow parties, see the attached documents. Voters that are enrolled in one of these parties must take the ballot for the party they are enrolled in. Unenrolled (previously known as Independent) may select one party ballot they would like to vote for the primary. The general election is in November 6, 2012. On the Ballot Mitt Romney - Former Massachusetts governor, attended Brigham Young University, Harvard …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Looking at who has the advantage in the voting on the high school project
There are two major political events coming up in town over the next two weeks. A decision will be made on whether or not to renovate and build an addition to the 40-year old Norton High School, first at a Town Meeting on June 6 and then at a special election on June 11. As an observer and commentator on the local political scene, I’d like to handicap the two events, explain the circumstances and discuss the odds of passage. TOWN MEETING – This is the more difficult of the two processes. There is no absentee voting, it takes a lot longer and requires more motivation and effort from those who choose to participate. Attending Town Meeting will attract the more committed voters, the ones who feel the strongest about their goal. Advantage…