Last day to register to vote is October 17

On October 16, 2012, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Last day to register to vote for the November 6, 2012 election is Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Elections Department.
 

7 Responses to “Last day to register to vote is October 17”

  1. Meme says:

    Have the 2012 Somerville ballots been finalized? I was going though the city site as well as google to find the final wording on all state and local ballot measures, but could not locate it.

    Any Help?

  2. Ron Newman says:

    http://WhereDoIVoteMA.com — fill out the form with your address, then click the ‘My State Ballot’ link. In Somerville, there are 3 state questions, one city question (Question 4 – Community Preservation Act), and 3 non-binding advisory questions.

  3. Meme says:

    Fantastic Ron, thanks. Interesting that it is not a sec.state.ma.us page, since it seems to be part of it.

    Is the first nonbinding one for real? Just a flat all or nothing yes or no? Its such a wide ranging topic, including preventing cuts, encouraging closing of loopholes, cuts of defense, gov’t creating jobs ect. Useless if it is really all or none (which it seems to be). Also a shame for all the uncontested seats. More blanks I’ll leave on my ballot, you actually need to be good to get my vote, not just be better then the other guy.

    (Nonbinding resolution I was talking about)
    Shall the state senator 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?

  4. j. connelly says:

    I believe that the state web site just shows example of the candidates on the statewide ballot and that those ballots that have issues just concerning that city/town are not shown on the state website.

  5. Ron Newman says:

    j. connelly — the state website DOES show all of the questions, at least as of today. That’s where I got the paragraphs I posted above. Go to WhereDoIVoteMA.com and enter your address on the form.

    Meme – WhereDoIVoteMA.com is part of the Secretary of State’s website. It just has an easier-to-remember domain name.

  6. Ron Newman says:

    Oops, I didn’t actually include the text of all three Somerville non-binding questions (5 though 7) in my previous reply. Here they are, for the record:

    #5 – THIS QUESTION IS NOT BINDING
    Shall the state senator 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?

    #6 – THIS QUESTION IS NOT BINDING
    Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?

    #7 – THIS QUESTION IS NOT BINDING
    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?

  7. j. connelly says:

    Ron, Thanks for the update.

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