The polling place for Ward 2, Precincts A and B (and also for Ward 5 Precinct B) is
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street. The polls will be open from
7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Three ballots will be available: Democratic Party, Republican Party, and Libertarian Party. If you are enrolled (registered) with one of these three parties, you may vote only in that primary. If you are unenrolled (independent), you can request any one of the three primary ballots at the polling place.
The sample Democratic ballot is
The Republican and Libertarian Party sample ballots, and other information about this and other elections, is available on the
of the Northampton City Clerk.
Absentee ballots are available until noon on Friday, August 31 in the City Clerks' office in Northampton City Hall. Alternatively, if you can't vote in person on Sept. 4, you can use an absentee ballot to vote in person in the City Clerk's office up until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 31.
This is a critical election, as it will be determine who represents us in the State Senate (in the Hampshire Franklin Worcester District, in the wake of Stan Rosenberg's resignation) and in the House (in the First Hampshire District following the tragic death of Peter Kocot.) In addition to the races for Senator Representative, these other primary races are on the ballot (not all of them contested): US Senator, US Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Councillor for the 8th District, District Attorney for the Northwestern District, Clerk of Courts, and Register of Deeds.
I am very happy to endorse Jo Comerford as a write-in candidate in the race for State Senate, and Lindsay Sabadosa in the race for State Representative. Please read more below on why I support these candidates.