AUBURN, Mass. – Auburn voters will head to the polls Thursday for the Massachusetts state primary election in the high school gym from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters without a party affiliation are allowed to choose one of three ballots. Republican registered voters must vote on the Republican ballot, and registered Democrats must vote on the Democrat ballot.
Candidates on the Republican ballot include Scott Brown for U.S. senator, Jen Caissie for governor’s councillor, Steve Simonian for state senator and Paul Frost for state representative. There are no Republican candidates for U.S. representative, register of deeds or clerk of courts.
Candidates on the Democrat ballot include Elizabeth Warren for U.S senator, James McGovern against William Feegbeh for U.S. representative, Michael Moore for state senator, Anthony Vigliotti for register of deeds and Dennis McManus for clerk of courts. There are no Democrat candidates for governor’s councillor or state representative.
The third ballot is the Green-Rainbow ballot. There are no candidates for this ballot, so it is write-in candidates only.
The Super Bowl of politics arrives Tuesday, Nov. 6, with the ballot including the presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, in addition to the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren and the state Senate election with Michael Moore vs. Steve Simonian.
Absentee ballots are available if a voter will be absent from town, has a disability preventing them from accessing the polls or has a religious prohibition. The deadline for absentee requests is noon on the day before the election. Applications are available through Wednesday.
For more information, call the town clerk’s office at 508-832-7701.