Monday, March 5, 2012
In addition, children and ballots don't mix.
For most elections, voters receive a single ballot with every candidate and question they will be voting on. But tomorrow, unenrolled voters will be asked which of three ballots they would like. And residents should take time to review the specimen ballots at the polling stations, said Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, because once a party's ballot is selected – Republican, Democrat or Green/Independent – you're stuck with it. "When an unenrolled voter accepts a party's ballot, they can not come back and ask for another," said Cushman. She said since there is a great deal of interest in one of the primaries (that would be the Republican), some people may want to vote for a specific person on one ballot but will typically select the ballot…
Just your average election day ... with one big exception.
Precincts 3 and 5 located in the Beech Street Center is usually a sedate polling location with the bulk of voters in early and late with workers and the police detail trying not to be too bored. And that routine should be no different tomorrow, with one little exception: Mitt's coming to vote. Not that a sighting of former Massachusetts Governor Romney and his wife, Ann, is all that usual on election days past. Ellen Cushman, Belmont's town clerk, said the Romney's and their eldest son, Tag, are pretty faithful voters in national, state and town elections. But this time – Romney's campaign says the South Cottage Road resident and his wife will be arriving at the Center sometime around 5:15 p.m. – should be a bit different then past trips …
With no campaign events or media, Bay State seen as safe for former governor.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Belmont's Mitt Romney is expected to cruise to an easy victory tomorrow, March 6, in the Massachusetts primary where none of the Republican candidates for president decided to campaign. “It’s almost about who comes in second,” Frank Talty of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell told the Boston Herald. “I can’t say I’ve seen any campaigning by Santorum, Gingrich or Paul,” he said. And while many political watchers will eye the voting in Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee where the former governor will be in tight races, the delegates Romney is expected to win in the Bay State will go a long way in securing a delegate lead that his challengers – Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul – will find hard to cut into.