2010 Election Day Preview
Here is a list of where you can vote and the candidates who will be on the ballot today. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
It's election Tuesday, which means residents will go to the polls today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For a look back on where the candidates stand and the three questions on the ballot, read through Marblehead Patch's election Q&As.
Incumbent Lori Ehrlich will face Republican challenger Dr. Kate Kozitza of Swampscott for the position of state representative. Check out a recent debate held in Marblehead.
Long-time Democratic Sen. Tom McGee of Lynn will face Republican challenger Chris Dent of Nahant. Dent, a newcomer to politics and his supporters, have criticized McGee for not wanting to debate him more than the two times they met.
The race for Massachusetts' Sixth Congressional District seat has been a contentious one since Bill Hudak won the Republican party nomination in September.
In early October, Congressman John Tierney's wife was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, managing her brother's Massachusetts bank account through which her brother was funneling money from his offshore illegal gambling business in Antingua. The congressman was not accused of any wrongdoing in the matter, but Hudak seized on the situation with attacks alleging that the congressman was witholding information from the public and may have been involved.
On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to keep Tierney in Congress for an eighth term or replace him with Hudak to set the district on a different path.
Sheriff Frank Cousins is running for a third term and has two challengers: Damian Anketell and Kevin Leach.
Anketell has faced controversy over collecting workers' compensation. Anketell then filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission and Attorney General's office accusing Cousins of violating state law by disclosing Anketell's personnel and workers' compensation information to the public.
The governor's race has been a tight one for months, with Gov. Deval Patrick facing two major opponents: former Harvard Pilgrim CEO Charlie Baker of Swampscott and Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill of Quincy.
The race makes for a nail-biter, with Patrick and Baker polling within margin of error from each other and Cahill possibly serving as some sort of spoiler -- although it is not clear whose campaign he would be spoiling.