Monday, November 5, 2012
Know exactly where everything will be on tomorrow's ballot when you head to the polls by taking a look at a sample ballot.
Thanks to Town Clerk Dottie Powers, Westwood Patch has been able to get ahold of a sample ballot for tomorrow's election. See who's running for which position, and who is opposing them. You also get to see where on the ballot the different candidates are, so you'll feel more comfortable when you get to your polling place. Remember to check with the Westwood Patch Election Guide for all the information you need about tomorrow's election. Also, make sure to check back with Patch throughout the day tomorrow for updates on what's going on locally at the polls, as well as results tomorrow night.
Haven't made up your mind? What will tip the scales for you?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Barack Obama at 48 percent and former Gov. Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the election. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and tomorrow? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Here are the four voting locations in Westwood for Election Tuesday.
There are four locations in Westwood for people to cast their ballot. Precinct 1 is at the Council on Aging (60 Nahatan St.). Precinct 2 is located at the Sheehan School (549 Pond St.). Precinct 3 is at the Hanlon School (790 Gay St). Precinct 4 is at the Downey School (250 Downey St.). In addition, if you're unsure of which precinct you're supposed where you're supposed to vote, go to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Where Do I Vote website and enter your home address. You can also contact the Town Clerk's Office if you have questions. The Clerk's office will be open their normal business hours today, which are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tomorrow, on Election Day, the Clerk's office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The presidential election is Tuesday, Nov. 6: who do you think will be the winner?
With the election only days away, pundits are analyzing polls and trying to predict who will be the next president: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Gallup's final pre-election polling, for one, will be tallied after Sunday. The organization had suspended its national daily tracking surveys for several days this week after Superstorm Sandy. By now, you likely know for whom you'll be casting your vote on Tuesday. But, regardless of whom you may want to win, who do you think will win? Which political analysis do you think is right on the mark? Which websites/polls are you following? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments. And, if you want to use our comment section to make a final argument for why an undecided voter should support your …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Westwood Patch is here to provide you with some of the basics about Election Tuesday, including where to vote and who's on the ballot.
Election time can be confusing. All those contested races. All those names. All those television commercials confusing about all those names in the contested races. But Westwood Patch is here to help you out. You asked for some information about Election Tuesday... Patch is here to give you the answers. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. There are four voting precincts in Westwood. Precinct 1 is at the Council on Aging (60 Nahatan St.). Precinct 2 is located at the Sheehan School (549 Pond St.). Precinct 3 is at the Hanlon School (790 Gay St). Precinct 4 is at the Downey School (250 Downey St.). If you are unsure of where you are supposed to go to vote, visit this website and enter in your address. You can also contact the Town Clerk's …
Find out what a yes or no vote on Question 3 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Westwood Patch is here to help you understand what these questions are asking and what a yes or no vote will mean. Today we look at Question 3. Question 3 is regarding the legalization of 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," the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says. According to the website a "yes" vote would allow for patients to smoke marijuana if it is prescribed by a doctor. A "no" vote would make no change to…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Find out what your vote on Question 2 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Westwood Patch is here to help you understand what these questions are asking and what a yes or no vote will mean. Today we look at Question 2. Question 2 is regarding whether doctors should be allowed to prescribe medication to end life. "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," the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says. According to the website a "yes" vote would allow for the prescription of life-ending medication. A "no" vote would make no change to the current law and keep the practice …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Find out what your vote on Question 1 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Westwood Patch is here to help you understand what these questions are asking and what a yes or no vote will do so that you're prepared when you cast your ballot. Today, Patch will explain Question 1 to you. Question 1, also known as Right to Repair, is asking voters whether all owners should have access to repair manuals and diagnostic information for their vehicles. "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 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren out raised Brown by $4.5 million in the third quarter, according to fundraising totals released on Monday by each campaign.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced today it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, outraising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand. About 80 percent of Warren's contributors were donation amounts of $50 or less, and $7 million was raised in September alone, the campaign said. “Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Pratt, Finance Director. "This strong support will help propel the …