Sharon 2012 Election Guide
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Sharon and Norfolk County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Sharon Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town.
Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Polling Location in Sharon: Sharon High School, 180 Pond Street.
- Absentee Ballots: If you're looking to fill out an absentee ballot for the November election, you can fill one out by clicking here or visiting the Sharon Town Clerk's office.
- Residents have until Oct. 17 to register to vote. Find out what you need to do by clicking here.
Jeff Bailey, the senior pastor at the Grace Baptist Church in Attleboro, launched his state Senate campaign at the Lafayette House in Foxborough this spring; he will be running against James Timilty, the incumbent state senator from Walpole, who addressed the Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging Over 60 Men's Club in March.
Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will be the two names on the November ballot for the Fourth Congressional District. Kennedy, the former Middlesex assistant district attorney, has visited Sharon twice as he campaigns for the Fourth Congressional District seat. Bielat, the Norfolk resident, is running for the Fourth Congressional District seat for the second time. He launched his campaign at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum in January.
Robert Jubinville won the highly-contested primary for the second district of Governor's Council in September. He will face Republican Earl Sholley in November.
U.S. Senator Scott Brown stopped at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton during his campaign tour of the state's breweries, and delivered meals in Sharon.Challenger and Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren hasn't stopped by Canton for a photo opportunity, yet there is still time. The race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren has already gotten rough. Is it politics as usual? What will this mean for Massachusetts?
President Barack Obama is no stranger to Massachusetts, as the Island of Martha's Vineyard has been the President's summer hideaway for the past few years. With a fight ahead of him this November, Obama decided not to returnfor a family vacation on the Vineyard this summer.
Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts governor, Republican Mitt Romney is a Belmont resident. The Town of Belmont was happy when Romney won the Republican primary, but will he be able to carry the mostly Democratic state once again and this time as President? The former Massachusetts governor won Sharon's Republican presidential primary.
Ballot Question 1: "Do you approve of a proposed law that would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer’s dealers and in-state authorized repair facilities?"
Ballot Question 2: "Do you approve of a proposed law that would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient’s request, to end that patient’s life?"
Ballot Question 3: "Do you approve of a proposed law that would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients?"