Holliston-Hopkinton Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Holliston and Hopkinton.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Holliston-Hopkinton Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Info

  • Sample Ballot: To see your sample ballot check out the stories we've posted with pictures. Hopkinton's ballot can be found here, Holliston's ballot can be found here.
  • Polling locations: Voters in each town will be casting their votes at the normal locations. Holliston voters can go to the High School, Hopkinton voters at the Middle School.
  • Voting Hours: Hopkinton polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. In Holliston the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.




  • US Congress, District 4 (Hopkinton). Republican Sean Bielat vs. Democrat Joseph Kennedy III.
  • US Congress, District 5 (Holliston). Republican Tom Tierney vs. Democrat incumbent Edward Markey.
  • US Senate. Republican Scott Brown vs. Demcrat Elizabeth Warren.
  • US President. Republican Mitt Romney vs. Incumbent Democrat Barack Obama vs. Libertarian Gary Johnson.

Ballot Issues

  1. Question 1-- Right to Repair Initiative. Support: MA Right to Repair
  2. Question 2-- Death with Dignity Initiative. Support: Dignity 2012, Compassion and Choices Opposed: No on 2--Second Thoughts, Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide  
  3. Question 3-- Medical Marijuana Initiative. Support: Committee For Compassionate Medicine Opposition: No On Question 3


Letters to the Editor: All Letters regarding the Nov. 6 election must be submitted no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:45 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Amy Ritterbusch November 05, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Educate Hopkinton has the full list of candidates and questions, with links to each candidate and ballot question committee's website: http://educatehopkinton.com/2012/11/state-and-presidential-election-tuesday-polls-open-early-at-630am/ Also, please note that absentee ballots are due to the Town Clerk by 12noon today, for anyone travelling tomorrow.
Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 02:45 AM
We don't have a million dollars. We only have you. Take 3 Minutes to Learn More about Question 3 at: http://mavotenoonquestion3.com/question-3-in-3-minutes/ Question 3 is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" warn citizens in California and Colorado where pot stores have proliferated under a law similar to the one proposed here. The language in this 6-page law includes "other conditions" which allows virtually anyone to get a marijuana recommendation for any reason. There can be 35 pot stores in the first year, but there is no upper limit in the law. This is the LEAST RESTRICTIVE marijuana law in New England. With an undefined 60-day supply, amounting to hundreds of joints, allowed on a person or in a car, theft and diversion to black market sales are inevitable. Home grow sites are already subject to criminal break-ins in neighborhoods as close as Rhode Island. And even the Obama administration has called rising levels of youth use and addiction a legitimate public health issue. There has to be a better way to be compassionate. Please get the details before you vote. To learn about Question 3 go to: www.MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com


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