As we look ahead to November’s elections, Northborough Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Voter Registration: The deadline is Oct. 17. For more information, see here.
- Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here.
- Absentee Ballots: For more information on how to do so, click here.
- State Senator James B. Eldridge, D-Acton, faces Republican challenger Dean Cavaretta for the Middlesex and Worcester District.
- State Senator Harriette L. Chandler, D-Worcester, unopposed, First Worcester District
- State Rep. Steven Levy, R-Marlborough, faces Danielle Gregoire for the 4th Middlesex state representative seat.
- State Rep. Harold P. Naughton, D-Clinton, unopposed
- US Senator Scott Brown faces Democrat Elizabeth Warren
- U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, unopposed for 2nd Congressional District
- Presidential race: Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson
- 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."