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Polling places: Where to cast your ballots

Nov. 6, 2006

Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The polls will be open until 8 p.m. for tomorrow’s election. The polling places on the South Shore are:

Abington - All precincts at Abington High School, 201 Gliniewicz Way.

Braintree - Precinct 1 at Crispin Center, 74 Pond St.; Precinct 2 at town hall, Washington Street and Central Avenue; Precinct 3 at Hollis Elementary School, 482 Washington St.; Precinct 4 at Flaherty Elementary School, 99 Lakeside Drive; Precinct 5 at Saint Thomas More Church, Elm at Adams and Middle streets; Precinct 6 at Ross Elementary School, 20 Hayward St.; Precinct 7 at Thayer Public Library Watson Branch, Quincy Avenue; Precinct 8 at East Middle School, 305 River St.; Precinct 9 at Morrison Elementary School, 268 Liberty St.; Precinct 10 at Liberty Elementary School, 49 Proctor Road; Precinct 11 at South Middle School, 232 Peach St.; Precinct 12 at Highlands Elementary School, 144 Wildwood Ave.

Canton - Precincts 1 and 6 at Canton High School, 900 Washington St.; Precinct 2 at Luce Elementary School, 45 Independence St.; Precinct 3 at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, 800 Randolph St.; precincts 4 and 5 Kennedy Elementary School, 100 Dedham St.

Hingham - Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 5 at Hingham High School, 41 Pleasant St.; precincts 4 and 6 at Hingham Middle School, 1103 Main St.

Holbrook - Precincts 1, 3, and 4 at Holbrook High School, South Franklin Street; Precinct 2 at Kennedy Elementary School, 339 Plymouth St.

Hull - All precincts at Memorial Middle School, 81 Central Ave.

Milton - Precincts 1 and 11 at Tucker Elementary School, 181 Blue Hills Parkway; Precinct 2 at St. Mary of the Hills School, 250 Brook Rd.; Precinct 3 at Glover Elementary School, 255 Canton Ave.; Precinct 4 at Milton Senior Center, 10 Walnut St.; precincts 5 and 9 in Milton High School field house, 25 Gile Road; precincts 6 and 8 at Saint Agatha’s School, 440 Adams St.; precincts 7 and 10 at Cunningham Park Community Center, 75 Edge Hill Road.

Norwell - All precincts at Norwell Middle School, 328 Main St.

Pembroke - Precinct 1 at town hall, 100 Center St.; precincts 2 and 4 at Pembroke Community Middle School, 559 School St.; Precinct 3 at Bryantville Elementary School, 29 Gurney Road; Precinct 5 at North Pembroke Elementary School, 72 Pilgrim Road.

Quincy - Ward 1, Precinct 1 at Merrymount Elementary School, 4 Agawam Road; Ward 1, Precinct 2 at Snug Harbor Elementary School, 330 Palmer St.; Ward 1, Precinct 3 at Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St.; Ward 1, Precinct 4 at Adams Shore Library, Sea Street; Ward 1, Precinct 5 at Saint Thomas Aquinas Hall, Darrow Street;

Ward 2, Precinct 1 at Fore River Club House, 16 Nevada Road; Ward 2, Precinct 2 at 1000 Southern Artery; Ward 2, Precinct 3 at Martensen Street Housing, 95 Martensen St.; Ward 2, precincts 4 and 5 at Saint John’s Church, 44 School St.;

Ward 3, Precinct 1 at Covenant Congregational Church, 315 Whitwell St.; Ward 3, Precinct 2 at First Baptist Church, 81 Prospect Ave.; Ward 3, Precinct 3 at Montclair Elementary School, 8 Belmont St.; Ward 3, precincts 4 and 5 at Wollaston Elementary School, 205 Beale St.

Ward 4, precincts 1 and 4 at Lincoln-Hancock Community School, Water Street; Ward 4, precincts 2 and 3 at Quincy Lodge of Elks, 254 Quarry St.; Ward 4, Precinct 5 at Morrissette Post-American Legion, 81 Liberty St.

Ward 5, Precinct 1 at Bernazzani Elementary School, 701 Furnace Brook Parkway; Ward 5, precincts 2 and 3 at Quincy Community United Methodist Church, 40 Beale St.; Ward 5, precincts 4 and 5 at Beechwood Knoll Elementary School, 225 Fenno St.

Ward 6, Precinct 1 at North Quincy High School, 318 Hancock St.; Ward 6, Precinct 2 at Sacred Heart School, Glover Avenue; Ward 6, Precinct 3 at Beechwood Community Life Center, 440 E. Squantum St.; Ward 6, Precinct 4 at Atlantic Middle School, 86 Hollis Ave.; Ward 6, Precinct 5 at Squantum Elementary School, 50 Huckins Ave.

Randolph - Precinct 1 at Randolph Senior Center, 16 Fencourt Ave.; precincts 2 and 3 at Randolph High School, Memorial Parkway; Precinct 4 at Tower Hill Elementary School, Adams Street; precincts 5 and 6 at Lyons Elementary School, Vesey Road; Precinct 7 at Donovan Elementary School, Reed Street; Precinct 8 at Devine Elementary School, Old Street.

Rockland - Precincts 1 through 4 at Rockland High School, 52 MacKinlay Way; precincts 5 and 6 at Esten Elementary School, 733 Summer St.

Sharon - All precincts at Sharon High School, 181 Pond St.

Stoughton - Precinct 1 at Dawe Junior Elementary School, 131 Pine St.; Precinct 2 at Jones Elementary School, 137 Walnut St.; Precinct 3 at South Elementary School, 171 Ash St.; precincts 4 and 5 at Gibbons Elementary School, 235 Morton St.; Precinct 6 at Hansen Elementary School, 1800 Central St.; Precinct 7 at West Elementary School, 1322 Central St.; Precinct 8 at O’Donnell Middle School, 211 Cushing St.

Weymouth - Precincts 1 and 2 at Wessagusset Elementary School, 75 Pilgrim Road; Precinct 3 at McCulloch Building, 182 Green St.; precincts 4 and 7 at Chapman Middle School, 1051 Commercial St.; Precinct 5 at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St.; Precinct 6 at Adams Intermediate School, 89 Middle St.; precincts 8 and 11 at Pingree Elementary School, 1250 Commercial St.; Precinct 9 at Murphy Elementary School, 419 Front St.; Precinct 10 at Seach Elementary School, 770 Middle St.; precincts 12 and 13 at Nash Elementary School, 1003 Front St.; precincts 14 and 15 at Talbot Elementary School, 277 Ralph Talbot St.; Precinct 16 at Legion Post 79, 19 Hollis St.; precinct 17 and 18 at Hamilton Elementary School, 400 Union St.
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Use the Net to find
who’s paying what to whom

You can try this at home ... or at the library, or anywhere else you have access to the Internet.

You can look up anyone running for public office, state or federal, on web sites that track who gives money to candidates, who is getting the money, and how much. You also can find out how the candidates are spending their campaign funds.

It's all public information. And easy to find out, thanks to the Internet.

For candidates in Massachusetts, go to www.mass.gov/ocpf. You can look up campaign contributions by the candidate, the donor or the special interest groups making the contributions.

Massachusetts candidates had to file a final pre-election campaign finance report this past Monday.

For candidates for federal office, go to www.opensecrets.org, or www.fec.gov.
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VOTE SMART

Find out about the candidates by visiting Web site


Patriot Ledger Washington Bureau / Oct. 26, 2006

South Shore residents can help prepare themselves for the 2006 election - just 12 days away - by checking an updated database of candidate information. But because most Massachusetts incumbents did not participate in a survey, most of the information in the database is about challengers.

Project Vote Smart’s Web site, vote-smart.org, contains candidate positions on issues from abortion to gun control, plus voting records, public statements and speeches, campaign-finance information, ratings from special-interest groups, and biographical and contact information.

The information was collected through a survey.

If a candidate did not respond to the survey, the nonpartisan political watchdog project’s Web site probably contains the candidate’s information minus positions on the issues.

U.S. Rep. William Delahunt did not participate, although he had in every prior election year since 1998. His Republican challenger, Jeffrey K. Beatty, did enter his positions. Delahunt’s 2004 responses are available on the site, and Delahunt’s office said the congressman’s positions do not change much from year to year.

U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch has never participated in the project. His first opponent since 2001, Jack E. Robinson, has gone on the record.

“Congressman Lynch supports the mission of Project Vote Smart,” campaign spokesman Scott Ferson said, “(but) many of the questions appearing in the Vote Smart survey are phrased in a way that would require an answer that would be misleading to voters.”

Ferson said Lynch believes that his official voting record, available through Vote Smart, offers the most accurate measure of his positions.

In the governor’s race, Democrat Deval Patrick submitted his positions on the issues, but Lt. Gov Kerry Healey, a Republican, declined.

This pattern is in line with the national trends for Project Vote Smart: more challengers than incumbents being willing to go on the record.

Both U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and his opponent, Kenneth Chase, participated in the survey.

In an e-mail, Kennedy said he “was pleased to participate because he feels that voters should have the information they need in order to make informed decisions at the ballot box.”

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, running unopposed, also has put his positions on the Web site.