Election Day Preview: What You Need to Know To Vote on Nov. 6
See a copy of the ballot, locate your polling place, and find more helpful information for voters.
For all Back Bay residents planning to vote in Tuesday's election, here is what you need to know.
1. Polling Places:
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to enter your address to see your polling place. If you have any questions, call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767.
2. The Ballot:
See this link for a full version of the ballot.
3. Contested Races:
President, Vice President: Johnson and Gray, Libertarian; Obama and Biden, Democrat; Romney and Ryan, Republican; Stein and Honkala, Green-Rainbow.
Senator in Congress: Scott Brown, Republican; Elizabeth Warren, Democrat.
Representative in Congress: (7th District) - Michael Capuano, Democrat; Karla Romero, Independent.
Councillor: (3rd District) - Marilyn Petitto Devaney, Democrat; Thomas Sheff, Unenrolled.
Senator in General Court: (2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District) -
William Brownsberger, Democrat; Stephen Aylward, Republican.
4. Uncontested Races:
Representative in General Court: - (8th Suffolk District) - Marty Walz, Democrat
Clerk of Supreme Judicial Court: (Suffolk County) - Maura Doyle, Democrat
Clerk of Superior Court, Civil: (Suffolk County) - Michael Donovan, Democrat
Clerk of Superior Court, Criminal: (Suffolk County) - Maura Hennigan, Democrat
Register of Deeds: (Suffolk County) - Mickey Roache, Democrat
Register of Probate: (Suffolk County) - Patricia Campatelli, Democrat
There are three questions on this year's ballot. Click each to learn more about each one. You can also read the full language of each question on the sample ballot.
Question 1 - Right to Repair
Question 2 - Assisted Suicide
Question 3 - Medical Marijuana
Back Bay Patch Election Day Coverage
Check back to the site throughout the day for updates on voter turnout, photo galleries of supporters and voters at the polls, and up-to-the-minute election results, which will be posted as soon as they are available.