Where to vote, what’s on the ballot for Election Day

Nov 8, 2022

On Nov. 8, Tri-town residents that have registered to vote can cast their ballots in the state election. Read on for information on the ballot and where residents can cast their votes.

Where to vote:

The last date to register for the state election has passed.

In Marion, hours for the state election on Nov. 8 are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center at 465 Mill St.

For questions or additional information, contact the Town Clerk's office at 508-748-3502 or email lmagauran@marionma.gov.

In Mattapoisett, voters that wish to cast their ballot on election day can do so at Old Hammondtown School on 20 Shaw Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.

With any questions, voters can reach out to the Town Clerk at (508) 758-4100 Ext. 2 or by visiting the website at https://www.mattapoisett.net/town-clerk

In Rochester, in-person voting on election day, Nov. 8, will take place at the Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Ln, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

With any questions, Rochester residents can contact the Town Clerk at (508) 763-3871 Ext. 117.

On the ballot:

The ballot will feature a number of races, including the race for state representative in the 10th Bristol District between longtime Incumbent Rep. William Straus (D) of Mattapoisett and newcomer Jeffrey Swift (R) of Mattapoisett.

Straus was first elected in 1993 and swept the Democratic primary with 78.8% percent of the votes against challenger Richard Trapilo. Swift’s contest was closer, as he took 54% of the votes against opponent Robert McConnell.

For the seat on the Plymouth County Commission, Incumbent Sandra Wright (R) is challenged by Alex Bezanson (D.) Wright is the current chairperson on the commission. For County Sheriff, Incumbent Joseph Daniel McDonald Jr. (R) is running unopposed.

In statewide races:

Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey and running mate Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll are running against former Republican State Rep. Geoff Diehl and Leah Allen to be the next governor and lieutenant governor respectively.

On the ballot for Massachusetts Attorney General is Democrat Andrea Joy Campbell, who will face off against James R. McMahon III.

Longtime incumbent William Francis Galvin will look to secure an eighth term as Secretary of the Commonwealth. His challengers are Republican Rayla Campbell and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Juan Sanchez.

For auditor, Democrat Diana DiZoglio faces off against Republican Anthony Amore.

Democrat Deborah B. Goldberg is on the ballot for treasurer. Her opponent is Libertarian Cristina Crawford.

U.S. Representative Bill Keating, a Democrat, also looks to retain his seat in Congress. His opponent is Republican Jesse Brown, a businessman from Plymouth.

There will also be four questions appearing on the ballot.

The first measure, if approved, would allow the state to implement an extra 4% tax on any Massachusetts resident's personal income over $1 million.

The second ballot initiative, if approved, would create new regulations for dental insurance in the commonwealth. It would require insurers to spend at least 83% of premiums on patient care or quality improvements, rather than administrative expenses.

The third measure would overhaul how the state licenses alcohol. Voting “yes” would increase the number of licenses a retailer could have for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed off premises, limit the number of “all-alcoholic beverages” licenses that a retailer could acquire, restrict the use of self-checkout, and require retailers to accept customers’ out-of-state IDs.

The fourth and final question asks voters if the state should keep or repeal a law recently passed by the legislature allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses beginning next year.

Proponents of the law say it would help undocumented people who are already here participate in daily life. Opponents argue that it rewards migrants who have entered the country and commonwealth illegally.

For a full list of candidates, visit the secretary of state’s website.