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Dover Election Guide 2012

We list the candidates and issues that affect Dover.

As we look ahead to Tuesday’s elections, Dover-Sherborn Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.

The Ballot: This is a sample ballot for voters in Dover.

Polling locations: Dover residents will vote at the Town House.

 

Races

President

Senator in Congress

Representative in Congress- Fourth District

  • Sean Bielat, Republican from Norfolk
  • Joseph Kennedy, III, Democrat from Brookline
  • David Rosa, Independent from Dighton

Councillor- Second District

  • Robert Jubinville, Democrat from Milton
  • Earl Sholley, Republican from Norfolk

Senator in General Court- Norfolk and Suffolk County

  • Michael Rush, Democrat from Boston

Representative in General Court- Thirteenth Norfolk District

  • Denise Garlick, Democrat from Needham, Candidate for re-election

Clerk of Courts- Norfolk County

  • Walter Timilty, Jr., Democrat from Milton, Candidate for re-election

Register of Deeds- Norfolk District

  • William O'Donnell, Democrat from Norwood, Candidate for re-election

County Commissioner- Norfolk County

  • John Gillis, Democrat from Quincy, Candidate for re-election
  • Francis O'Brien, Democrat from Dedham, Candidate for re-election

Ballot Issues

  • Ballot Issue: Question 1 — Right to Repair: "This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer's dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities."

  • Ballot Issue: Question 2 — Death with Dignity: "This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life. To qualify, a patient would have to be an adult resident who (1) is medically determined to be mentally capable of making and communicating health care decisions; (2) has been diagnosed by attending and consulting physicians as having an incurable, irreversible disease that will, within reasonable medical judgment, cause death within six months; and (3) voluntarily expresses a wish to die and has made an informed decision. The proposed law states that the patient would ingest the medicine in order to cause death in a humane and dignified manner."

  • Ballot Issue: Question 3 — Medical Marijuana: "This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, or multiple sclerosis. The patient would also have to obtain a written certification, from a physician with whom the patient has a bona fide physician-patient relationship, that the patient has a specific debilitating medical condition and would likely obtain a net benefit from medical use of marijuana."
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight, 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
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) 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. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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