With the city’s preliminary election scheduled for today, Tuesday, Sept. 20, check out our guide to all things election, that you should know.
The election is only the preliminary election and will eliminate one candidate for each seat, leaving the remaining ones for the final election in November.
UPDATED, 9:23 p.m.: The November ballot for Ward 8 City Council seat, George Macary challenging incumbent Stephen Rourke.
The November ballot for School Committee will be incumbent Margaret Donnelly, Alice Taylor, Stephen Rando Jr., John Frassica, John Graceffa and Edmund Tarallo.
Total Results for City Council: Albert Bakalis —58, Stephen Rourke — 148, George Macary — 73, ELIMINATED: Albert Bakalis
Total results for School Committee: David Mataybas — 172, Alice Taylor — 439, John Graceffa — 1,383, John Frassica — 1,035, Stephen Rando Jr — 688, Edmund Tarallo — 727, Margaret Donnelly — 954, ELIMINATED: David Mataybas
UPDATED, 9:21 p.m.: Results were just announced — David Matayabas was eliminated from the School Committee race and Albert Bakalis was eliminated from the City Council race. Stay tuned for details.
UPDATED, 8:21 p.m.: The polls are now closed and city officials are calculating the results. Numbers should be available soon. Stay tuned.
UPDATED, 1:05 p.m.: As of 1:05 p.m. 68 people had voted at the former Bright School polling location, a low turnout by any standard.As of about 12:30 p.m., 30 people had voted at the Kennedy Middle School, according to Sarah Hankinks, who is seeking a City Council seat, but is not on the ballot for this election.
WHOSE RUNNING FOR WHAT SEAT (Click on candidates’ names for a profile of their candidacy)
Ward 8 Councillor (two-year seat, I= incumbent, vote for one)
School Committee (three four-year seats, vote for three)
David Matayabas (Matayabas never responded to requests to speak to him.)
All polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Ward 1/Precinct 1: , 20 Farnsworth St.
Ward 1/Precinct 2: l, 617 Lexington St.
Ward 2/Precincts 1 and 2:
Ward 3/Precinct 1:
Ward 3/Precinct 2:
Ward 4/Precincts 1 and 2:
Ward 5/Precincts 1 and 2: Former Bright School at 260 Grove St.
Ward 6/Precinct 1: Charles A. Lawless Housing Center, 110 Pond St.
Ward 6/Precinct 2: Arthur A. Clark Government Center. 119 School St.
Ward 7/Precincts 1 and 2: Former Banks School, intersection of Main and South streets.
Ward 8/Precinct 1: Whalen Housing Development, 84 Orange St.
Ward 8/Precinct 2: Former South Middle School, 510 Moody St.
Ward 9/Precinct 1: Arthur A. Clark Government Center. 119 School St.
Ward 9/Precinct 2: Cutter Street Polling Booth, 8 Cutter St.
Stay tuned to Patch for results on election night.