Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Voters will also be casting ballots in the primary for U.S. Senate. Here is all the information you need before casting your vote.
(Editor's Note: Copies of the sample ballots for the Municipal election and the Senate Primaries have now been attached to this story.) The voting process will be a bit different for Wilmington residents who head to the polls on Tuesday. Rather than just receiving one ballot on which to make their selections, they can expect to take two separate ballots into the voting booth. While the Board of Selectmen opted to hold the municipal election on the same day as the Special Senate Primary, both are distinct, individual elections. So voters will be handed a Municipal Ballot and will also take either a Democratic or Republican Senate Primary Ballot. With just two contested races, the Municipal Ballot will look something like this: Board of …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Patch is your place for the information you need to make an informed decision on Election Day.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Wilmington will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @WilmingtonPatch and commenting on facebook.com/WilmingtonPatch
Stay with Wilmington Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what you've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. LIVE 2012 WILMINGTON UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren John Tierney This is where we will update you on what's happening in Wilmington throughout Election Day, so check back for the latest. 9:35 a.m.: Now is almost the time Town Clerk Sharon George said would be ideal to vote if …
Sharon George said it's possible that 80 percent of the town's registered voters head to the polls Tuesday on Election Day.
If your plan is to make a quick trip in and out of your polling precinct on Election Day, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. According to Wilmington Town Clerk Sharon George, residents should plan to wait in line when they arrive to vote with the possibility that 80 percent of eligible voters will come to the polls. “There will be a line,” said George. “If people are planning to vote before work, they should try to get here early. We will move as efficiently as humanly possible to get people out as fast as we can.” George said that during the 2008 presidential election, 70 percent of Wilmington voters came to the polls, a total of over 12,000 residents. On Tuesday, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Town Hall, Wildwood School …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here is a sample ballot and look at where each precinct will go to vote on Tuesday for Election Day.
After seemingly endless months of campaigns, the time to vote has arrived. Election Day is Tuesday with polls opened from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Wilmington in an election that Town Clerk Sharon George said could draw 80 percent of the town's voters. So where do you go to vote? Residents from Precinct 1 and 2 vote at Boutwell School, voters from Precinct 3 and 4 will cast their ballot at Wildwood School and residents living in Precinct 5 and 6 will head to Town Hall. If you are uncertain which precinct you live in, you can visit this website and search by your address. Be sure to follow Wilmington Patch throughout the day for all of the latest Election Day news, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well. If you sign up for Patch's daily …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sun declined to endorse a candidate for the 19th Middlesex District due to the negative tone of the race.
The Lowell Sun newspaper may have finally found something that state Rep. Jim Micelli and Tewksbury Selectman Doug Sears agree on. The rivals in the race for the seat from the 19th Middlesex District both feel that the Sun's decision not to endorse a candidate in the race was unwarranted. In announcing their endorsements in the State Legislative races earlier this week, the Sun took the unusual step of refusing to endorse either Miceli, the 18-term incumbent from Wilmington, or his Republican challenger Sears. The paper's editorial board explained their decision like this: "It's rare that we take this stance but The Sun chooses not to endorse either candidate. This race has been replete with gutter personal politics and bereft of any ideas…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here are details on Monday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Editor's Note: FOX will not broadcast tonight's debate as originally listed in the article due to coverage of Game 7 of the Major League Baseball National League Championship Series. The third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. tonight. Check below for more information on the debate, leading up to the election on Nov. 6. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Monday night's debate, presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Republican is challenging incumbent state Rep. Jim Micelli in 19th Middlesex District.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the candidate Doug Sears.) Last week, Republican candidate for State Representative Doug Sears announced his endorsement by Citizens for Limited Taxation. Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT), based in Marblehead, is a group focused on taxpayer issues and legislative reform. “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of Citizens for Limited Taxation. CLT works to inform voters about legislators who will stand up for the taxpayers and keep government spending in line. These are cornerstones for my campaign to rein in outrageous state spending and reduce the income and sales tax rates.” Sears began, “Rep. Miceli received a 56% failing grade from the 2011-2012 CLT legislative ratings. We …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Incumbent state representative declines invitations from local media outlets for two additional debates.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Republican Doug Sears says he is anxious to debate state Rep. Jim Miceli, D-Wilmington, as many times as possible in the days leading up to the Nov. 6 Election. Miceli has made clear he will only agree to one debate. That one debate will take place on Oct. 24 in the Tewksbury Memorial High School Auditorium. The event will be sponsored by the Lowell Sun and will feature a media panel including representatives from Patch and the Town Crier. Tewksbury Patch and Wilmington Patch had invited Sears and Miceli to participate in a one-on-one debate at Tewksbury Town Hall on Oct. 11. Similarly, the Town Crier had teamed with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Public Access Television for a debate in Wilmington. In both cases Sears …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Doug Sears said he the high school project is priority No. 1 while issues with public comments and the Middlesex Ave./Glen Road intersection are also on his radar.
State Representative Jim Miceli weighed in on the high school appeals process this summer. Now, his opponent in the upcoming election is offering his thoughts on the topic and other issues facing Wilmington. Tewksbury selectman Doug Sears said the high school project is the No. 1 concern that he hears while talking to residents on the campaign trail. Sears said he understands why some parents in town may be frustrated by the process. “If I were a parent in the Wilmington schools and my child would be on the cusp of going to a brand new school, all I have to do is look at the brand new school in Tewksbury to visualize how excited I would be,” said Sears. “If there were folks who are trying to slow it down for reasons that may be less than …