Special Town Election Today
Today's override election will determine the future of Marblehead's Old Town House, the landfill and Glover School.
Today, Marblehead voters have to decide only four big ticket items – not the 10 they faced last year.
In today's Special Election, voters will be asked to decide if the town can borrow money for projects that will require higher property taxes than that allowed under the 21/2 percent annual increase.
Last year all 10 items went down in defeat. Of the four this year, two are brought back from last year – but at a much reduced price tag.
Each item on the ballot has strong support. But there is equally strong opposition.
As it was last year, the opposition is led by a group that now calls itself the Marblehead Committee for Fiscal Responsibility.
2. Capping the landfill: Residents will be asked to approve a question that calls for the capping of the town's old landfill. If the landfill is not capped, the town can expect to be fined for non-compliance.
3. Constructing a new transfer station: Residents will be asked to approve a project that would call for the construction of a new, more modern local transfer station.
4. The Glover School project: Residents will be asked to approve a mulit-million dollar project that calls for the reconstruction of The Glover School.
Polling Location Changes
To make this election even more interesting, the polling locations for Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 have changed. Voters in Precincts 1, 2 and 3 will vote at the Masonic Temple, 62 Pleasant Street. Voters in Precinct 4 will vote at the Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Marblehead Patch will be posted results as they become available.