POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica


by David Trumbull

October 31, 2008

On Tuesday Boston voters will help decide which candidates for President and Vice President will receive Massachusetts’ 12 electoral votes. We’ll also participate in selecting a man to represent Massachusetts in the United States Senate. By now you all know that the Republicans have put forth John McCain and Sarah Palin as our candidates for national executive office. Our GOP candidate for Senator is Jeff Beatty.

There are also three ballot questions to be decided.

  • Repeal of state income tax

  • Ban of dog racing

  • Decriminalizing marihuana

You may vote in person on Tuesday, November 4th. In Ward Three of Boston where I live the polling places are:

  • Precinct 1 Christopher Columbus Elderly Housing - 145 Commercial Street

  • Precincts 2 And 3 Nazzaro Community Center - 30 North Bennett St Hp Entrance Left Side Of Building

  • Precinct 4 Knights Of Columbus - 41 North Margin Street, Hp Ramp Rear Parking Lot

  • Precinct 5 Amy Lowell House - 65 Martha Rd., (Charles River Park Residents Voter Entrance Rear Function Room)

  • Precinct 6 City Hall - 1 City Hall Plaza, Voter Entrance North Side Of Building

  • Precinct 7 Cathedral High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington Street Voter Entrance Right Side Of Building On Union Park Street

  • Precinct 8 Metropolitan – 38 Oak Street, Vote In Metropolitan Community Room

    If you are unable to vote at the polls on election day due to: (1) absence from your city or town during normal polling hours; or (2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or (3) religious belief; you may apply for an absentee ballot. Note, that when you mail back your ballot you must put postage on the envelope. Absentee Ballots are over-sized and require 59 cents postage. Please provide adequate postage to ensure delivery of your absentee ballot to the Election Department.

    [David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.]