Wellesley Election and Ballot Initiative Guide
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Wellesley and Norfolk County.
The goal of this guide is to bring you, in one place, all the essential information you need to vote in Wellesley:
- Sample ballot for Precincts A, C, D, E and H
- Sample Ballot for Precincts B, F and G
- Click here to find your polling location
President Barack Obama (D) faces Mitt Romney (R).
Rep. Alice Peisch (D) won her primary race against Democratic contender Jerome B. Carr.
Democrat Joe Kennedy III is running against Republican Sean Bielat for a MA 4th Congressional District seat. The seat is currently held by Democrat Barney Frank.
Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren are vying for a U.S. Senate seat.
Three initiatives on the ballot:
- A Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana."
- An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This initiative would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicate it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
- An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles: This initiative would require all car manufacturers to provide — on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis — all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.