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Milton Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Milton.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Milton 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 November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Info

Polling locations: To find your precinct, click here. The Milton precincts were updated in 2011.

Below are the polling locations by precinct.

Precinct 1: Tucker School, 181 Blue Hills Parkway

Precinct 2: Milton Senior Center, 10 Walnut Street

Precinct 3: Cunningham Hall, 75 Edge Hill Road

Precinct 4: Milton Senior Center, 10 Walnut Street

Precinct 5: Copeland Field House-Milton High School, 25 Gile Road

Precinct 6: Cunningham School 44 Edge Hill Road

Precinct 7: Cunningham Hall, 75 Edge Hill Road

Precinct 8: Cunningham School 44 Edge Hill Road

Precinct 9: Copeland Field House- Milton High School, 25 Gile Road

Precinct 10: Tucker School, 181 Blue Hills Parkway

Absentee ballot information

Races

Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA: Brown is running against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren for the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. The first-term lawmaker visited Stellas in Milton back in April. 

Elizabeth Warren: The Harvard professor is challenging Republican Scott Brown. She met with supporters before the Milton Road Race in June. http://patch.com/A-vcWy

Governor's Council Candidates: Milton attorney Robert Jubinville, who won the Democratic nomination in September, will face Republican Earl H. Sholley for the District 2 Governor’s Council Seat.

8th Congressional District:  Democratic Congressman Stephen F. Lynch is running for his sixth term, now in the new 8th Congressional District. He will face Boston businessman Joe Selvaggi.

Ballot Issues

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: "A Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana"—This initiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalties 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 (Milton only): Should Milton Accept the Communty Preservation Act?

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• Blog Milton Patch is looking for local residents who are interested in writing about political issues, whether it’s the 2012 State Election races, ballot initiatives or ongoing issues. Write as much as you like as often as you want, on any subject that piques your interest. For more information, see this guide to blogging on Patch or just visit the Local Voices page to get started.

Editors Becca Manning and Joseph Markman contributed to this guide

Leslie November 04, 2012 at 02:15 PM
the find your precinct link doesn't work
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:13 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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