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Register Today to Vote in Congressional District 5 Election in December

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Brooks Ball, Carol
AARP Massachusetts is providing the following information to help you exercise your right to vote!

Hear ye, hear ye...if you haven't registered to vote in the December special state election for U.S. Representative in the Massachusetts 5th Congressional District, you must do so today!

That’s right: To day, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, is the last day to register to vote in the special state election, which takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013—less than 3 weeks from now. The election is being held to fill the U.S. Representative seat left vacant in Congressional District 5 when Sen. Ed Markey was elected to the U.S. Senate.

The candidates for the special state election in Congressional District 5 include:

  • Frank John Addivinola, Jr., Republican, from Boston
  • Katherine M. Clark, Democrat, from Melrose
  • James V. Aulenti, Independent, from Wellesley
  • James O. Hall, Justice, Peace, Security, from Arlington.


Voter registration hours today are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except in towns with fewer than under 1,500 registered voters; in those communities, registration hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Check with your town or city’s election department for more information).

Massachusetts Congressional District 5 includes the following communities: MIDDLESEX COUNTY: Arlington; Ashland; Belmont; Cambridge: Ward 3, Precinct 2A; Ward 4, Precincts 2, 3; Wards 6, 7, 8, 9; and Ward 10, Precincts 1, 2; Framingham; Holliston; Lexington; Lincoln; Malden; Medford; Melrose; Natick; Sherborn; Stoneham; Sudbury: Precincts 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5; Waltham; Watertown; Wayland; Weston; Winchester; Woburn; SUFFOLK COUNTY: Revere; Winthrop; and WORCESTER COUNTY: Southborough.

Read more information about voter registration, polling locations, and absentee ballots. For any questions or concerns, visit the state Elections Division.

Think your vote doesn't matter? Read about three elections in Massachusetts where one vote made the difference!


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