MARCH 6, 2012
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
ALL PRECINCTS (A-H)
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Due to revision of the voting precincts in Wellesley you may be voting at a different location,
Please see precincts maps to determine your correct precinct.
The Massachusetts primary is open to voters who are registered in a party or are unenrolled (independent).
Voters who are registered in a party must take the ballot for their own party.
Voters who are unenrolled (independent) will select the ballot of their choice at the primary.
The offices on the primary ballot are:
- Presidential Preference
- State Committee Man
- State Committee Woman
- Town Committee
The Committee positions are Political party offices.
Committee Man and Committee Woman- elected by party by Senatorial District
The state committee of each party includes one man and one woman from each of the 40 state senatorial districts in Massachusetts. They are elected at the presidential primary election for a four year term.
State committees of political parties are organized under Massachusetts General Law chapter 52, section 1, to:
- promote the aims of each party;
- work in cooperation with the national committee and with ward and town committees;and
- organize and work for the nomination and election of party candidates.
Town Committee - elected by party within the town
Each political party in a town may elect a town committee consisting of 35 members for a four year term. Members are elected a the presidential primary. Additional members may be appointed by the committee from time to time to fill the maximum number of seats.
Members of Town Committees:
- represent their party at the local neighborhood level;
- promote the objectives of the party; and
- work for the nomination and election of party candidates.
For the Democratic ballot voters may select the GROUP line to elect the slate of candidates, or may vote for members individually.
For the Republican ballot no candidates are listed. The party has nominated a list of members willing to serve on the Town Committee and will conduct a sticker campaign for this slate. Voters may defer to this effort or choose to write-in your own choices.