Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Unofficial election results.
The only contested race in Tuesday's election was for the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel Webster and Secondary Schools Building Committee member Janene Imbriano won the two spots on the School Committee. Webster was on the ballot and there were three write-in candidates: current School Committee member Michael Kushakji, Joe Veno and Imbriano. Take a look at the unofficial results below:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Given that there were several write-in candidates, the election results are not due in until midnight.
Residents voted at St. Theresa's Parish Tuesday in the local election. The only contested race was for two seats on the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel Webster was on the ballot and there were three write-in candidate's: current School Committee member Michael Kushakji, Joe Veno and Janene Imbriano. School Committee results are not expected until midnight, Selectman Mike Prisco said on our Facebook page.
The polls are open today until 8 p.m.
Residents can vote in both the local election and U.S. Senate primary today at St. Theresa's Parish. The polls are open until 8 p.m. According to Town Clerk Barbara Stats, the polls "are steady." "So far, we've had a better turnout that I anticipated," she said. As of 10 a.m., 784 residents voted. Most residents are voting in both elections, but some are choosing only one, she said. It's too soon to tell if they are favoring one or the other, she explained. The results will take longer to count this year given that there are two elections, and the local election's only contested race has three write-in candidates, Stats explained. The only race this year is for two spots on the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel …
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The U.S. Senate primary and local elections are today. Registered voters should head to the polls at St. Theresa's Parish between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Did you register to vote? If so, vote at St. Theresa's Parish today. Voters can cast their ballots any time between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. There is only one contested local race and that is for the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel Webster is on the ballot and there are three write-in candidates: current School Committee member Michael Kushakji, Joe Veno and Janene Imbriano. Click here to see who else is on the ballot. Patch interviewed the candidates for senate. Click here to take a closer look. Here are some instructions for voting from Town Clerk Barbara Stats.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
There are now three candidates running for two seats.
Up until Tuesday, North Reading did not have any contested races in this year's local election. However, Joe Veno submitted a letter yesterday requesting to be an official write-in candidate for the School Committee, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats. Now, three candidates will compete for two seats on the School Committee. Both Veno and current School Committee member Michael Kushakji will be on the ballot as official write-in candidates and the committee's current Chairman Mel Webster will be on the ballot as well. Veno said he is running for the School Committee because he has more than 20 years of experience in town government. He spent 15 of those years on the Board of Selectmen and believes that he will be "an asset to the School…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Although School Committee member Michael Kushakji returned papers on time, he will not be on the ballot next month.
School Committee member Michael Kushakji did return papers on time, however, some of his 50 signatures were not legible, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats. Kushakji turned in what appeared to be plenty of signatures, but some of them were not readable, Stats said. They have to legible and easy to identify, she explained. The signatures that were not readable were rejected. Given that Kushakji did not get 50 certifiable signatures, his name will not be on the ballot at the April 30 election. However, that does not mean that he cannot be elected to the School Committee. He can still run as a write-in candidate, Stats said. That also opens the door for anyone else to run as a write-in candidate, she said. The proper way to run as a write…
Find out who will be on the ballot.
There will not be any contested races at this year's local election, which was moved to April 30 to be combined with the U.S. Senate primary. Seven North Reading residents, all incumbents, will be on the ballot. Papers were due back on March 19 at 5 p.m. Plan to vote this year? The last day to register is April 10. The following candidates returned papers on time: * = Incumbent
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The election has caused North Reading to move their original local election date and request additional funds for the June election.
The U.S. Senate primary will take place in North Reading on April 30 and the election on June 25. Town Clerk Barbara Stats weighs in on the affects unplanned elections have on the town. The cost Elections typically cost $10,000 in North Reading, which is a ballpark estimate Stats said. Anytime there is a special election that is not budgeted, she requests the money from the Finance Committee Reserve Fund. "That’s the standard protocol,” Stats said. Three years ago when Scott Brown ran against Martha Coakley for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy's seat in a special election the town was reimbursed by the state, “so we will hope that we get reimbursed for this as well,” Stats explained. In order to save money on the primary, North Reading moved the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Find out when you have to register to vote in the upcoming elections.
Welcome to You Ask... Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about voter registration deadlines. Patch readers want to know when the deadlines are. Here is your answer. North Reading has several elections coming up including local elections and the U.S. Senate primary. Here are the dates of the elections and the deadlines to register to vote: *Deadline already passed There are also two Town Meetings coming up. Special Town Meeting for the school building project is March 18. The deadline to register to vote at Special Town Meeting is March 8. Annual Town Meeting is on June 3. The deadline to register to vote at Town Meeting is May 14. Register to vote at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall or print…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The local election will be combined with the U.S. Senate primary.
The selectmen voted to reschedule the town election to April 30 in order to combine the election with the U.S. Senate primary, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats. The local election was originally scheduled for May 7, however, the governor signed an act that allows any municipality whose town election is within 30 days of the special state elections to move the original date, Stats said. Both the local election and U.S. Senate primary will be held on April 30. There will be two check-ins and two ballots, but both elections will occur at the same time at St. Theresa's Parish, she said. Running a dual election saves money, Stats noted, and it may increase the turn-out. Both primaries, with the exception of a presidential primary, and …