Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Norwood will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @NorwoodMAPatch and commenting on facebook.com/NorwoodPatch.
Stay with Norwood Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what you've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters made decisions on car repairs, assisted suicide and medical marijuana in the statewide election.
Question 1: Right to Repair Voters approved the “Right to Repair” ballot question, which would give consumers more choices when fixing a car in today's election. According to numbers on boston.com, 85 percent of voters approved the question, with 51 percent of the state reporting at 10:15 p.m. The initiative requires automakers to make computer software codes for repairs more accessible to independent repair shops and car owners by 2015. But in July, state legislators devised a compromise that would give carmakers until 2018 to comply with the new law, according to a Boston Globe report. By approving Question 1, voters trumped that compromise and enacted the “Right to Repair” act as written on the ballot. “Voters sent a clear message to …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
Show off your lawn signs, candidate photos, bumper stickers, etc.
Election 2012 is here. And you have been showing your support for your favorite candidates for months. So we thought, since the point of lawn signs is to show your community who you support, why not let you do it here? Upload photos of your lawn signs and bumper stickers, or photos of you with your candidates. It will be interesting to see how many we get with each candidate. Be sure to check out Norwood Patch's Election Coverage throughout the day today.
Monday, November 5, 2012
An open letter to Norwood voters from John Rogers, current state representative for the 12th Norfolk District, and candidate for reelection Nov. 6.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Dear Norwood Voter: I humbly ask you for your vote. As it my honor to represent the hard-working families of Norwood, I have been working hard to make our beloved town an even better place for you and your family. This year alone, my hard work has yielded positive results: I humbly submit that a vote for John Rogers is a vote for you, your family, and our community. As the only candidate in this race from Norwood, I know the people here are second to none! Thank you. Yours Faithfully in Public Service, John H. Rogers
Election Day is tomorrow - let's see if we can predict the results in Norwood.
Election Day is tomorrow, Nov. 6. Who do you think will win the ballots in Norwood? Answer the polls below with who you will be voting for tomorrow, and tell us your winning predictions in the comment section! Check out the Norwood Patch Election Guide for more information on the candidates and ballot questions.
According to the latest poll by UMass Lowell, Brown had a one point lead heading into election day, but the lead was within the poll's margin of error.
Just a day before election day, a new poll released shows that Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown are virtually tied in the US Senate race among likely voters in Massachusetts. Brown is ahead of Warren by 1 percentage point, 49-48, the poll showed. The one-point advantage is within the poll's 4.1 margin of error. The latest poll was conducted by UMass Lowell's Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Nearly one thousand Massachusetts voters were surveyed between Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 3. The poll found that Brown is viewed favorably by 54 percent of the 956 voters surveyed, with 39 percent holding a negative opinion of him, according to the Herald. Warren was viewed favorably by 50 percent of voters, with 42 percent …
Your polling place information for Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.
It's almost Election Day and with races on the ballot ranging from President of the United States to local representatives, you want to make sure your voice is heard - but where to do that? There are several places in Norwood to place your vote depending on where you live in town. To find out where specifically, visit the Elections Division "My Election Infomation" page and type in your address. Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Norwood District Map is available here. District 1 Oldham School Prospect Street District 2 Oldham School Prospect Street District 3 Civic Center Nahatan Street District 4 Cleveland School Nichols Street District 5 Civic Center Nahatan Street District 6 Balch School Washington St. S. …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
A new poll from Public Policy Polling gives Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a nine point lead over Senator Scott Brown.
In a campaign that has been too close to call, a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Elizabeth Warren with a clear lead in the race to represent Massachusetts in the Senate. The poll, taken between Oct. 15 and 16 on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters, has Warren leading Brown 53 percent to 44 percent. The poll consisted of 705 likely voters from Massachusetts. The margin of error is 3.7 percent. Also taking a hit in the poll was Brown's approval rating that fell to 46 percent. 45 percent of those polled disapproved of the senator's job performance. Warren however, has enjoyed an increase in her favorable numbers. With 52 percent of those polled having a favorable view of Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate now …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Arguments on both sides of ballot questions 2 and 3 were heard Thursday night at a League of Women Voters Candidates Forum in Norwood.
On Thursday night, the League of Women Voters of Norwood, Westwood and Walpole held a Candidates Forum at the Norwood Town Hall for local voters to hear about their candidates and some of the issues on the ballot this November. The League invited speakers on each side (pro and con) of the vote for ballot questions 2 and 3 - the legalization of assisted suicide in Massachusetts and the legalization of medical Marijuana in Massachusetts. Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life. This law "would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient’s request, to end that patient’s life." The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicate it …