Midterm Election Early Voting

Early Voting for the Midterm Election in the City of Quincy!

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Quincy's Election Headquarters

2018 Midterm Election for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Early Voting for General Election

Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018

8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Richard J. Koch Park & Recreation Complex

1 Merrymount Parkway ~ Quincy, MA

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 **Extended Hours!**

8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

North Quincy High School

Hunt Street ~ Quincy, MA

 

Thomas P. Koch

Mayor of the City of Quincy

 

Brad L. Croall

City Councilor President/Ward 2 City Councilor

 

Emily A. Lebo

Vice Chairwoman of the School Committee

 

Nicole L. Crispo

City Clerk

 

Joseph J. Newton

Assistant City Clerk

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy will hosting their second early voting of the general election for the 2018 midterm election begins on Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at Richard J. Koch Park & Recreation Complex: 1 Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, MA and on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. (extended hours) at North Quincy High School: Hunt Street, Quincy, MA to opens for the Quincy residents from Ward 1 through Ward 6 neighborhood are welcome to come in and vote during the normal business hours of operations either at Richard J. Koch Park & Recreation Complex or North Quincy High School based on their choice.

 

The general election for the 2018 Midterm election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. in all across the citywide from Ward 1 through Ward 6 neighborhoods here in the City of Quincy.

 

Residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy are welcome to come in at anytime during the normal business hours of the operations at Richard J. Koch Park & Recreation Complex on Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018 or at North Quincy High School on Saturday, October 27, 2018 whether if you are going to school, at work, at volunteering, on the lunch break or on the way home from errands, doctor's appointments, etc. as long as they can cast their vote on the ballot.

 

Five different parties will be on the ballot along with 3 candidate contenders currently running for the U.S. Senate, 2 candidate contenders currently running for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2 candidate contenders currently running for the Attorney General, 3 candidate contenders currently running for the Secretary of State, 3 candidate contenders currently running for the State Treasurer, 4 candidate contenders currently running for the State Auditor, 4 candidate contenders currently running for the State Representative, 2 candidate contenders currently running for the State Senator. 

 

There will be three questionnaires on the ballot are following: Healthcare, Campaign Finance and Definition of a Corporation and LGBT Issues.

 

One candidate contenders each will automatically have no opponent for the U.S. Congressman for District 8, State Representative, Norfolk County District Attorney, Norfolk County Councillor, Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, Norfolk County Clerk of the Courts, Norfolk County Commissioner and Norfolk County Treasurer.

 

Here's the candidate contenders:

 

Senator in the Congress:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Elizabeth A. Warren

Incumbent

Democratic

Geoff Diehl

Challenger

Republican

Shiva Ayyadurai Challenger Independent

 

Governor and Lieutenant Governor:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Baker and Polito

Incumbent 

Republican

Gonzalez and Palfrey

Challenger

Democratic

 

Attorney General:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Maura Healey

Incumbent

Democratic

James R. McMahon, III

Challenger

Republican

 

Secretary of State:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

William F. Galvin

Incumbent

Democratic

Anthony M. Amore

Challenger

Republican

Juan G. Sanchez, Jr. Challenger Green-Rainbow

 

State Treasurer:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Deborah B. Goldberg

Incumbent

Democratic

Keiko M. Orrall

Challenger

Republican

Jamie M. Guerin Challenger Green-Rainbow

 

State Auditor:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Suzanne M. Bump

Incumbent

Democratic

Helen Brady

Challenger

Republican

Daniel Fishman

Challenger

Liberation

Edward J. Stamas Challenger Green-Rainbow

 

U.S. Congress for the District 8:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Stephen F. Lynch

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Norfolk County Councillor for District 4:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Christopher A. Iannella, Jr.

Incumbent

Democratic

 

State Senator:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

John F. Keenan

Incumbent

Democratic

Alexander N. Mendez Challenger Independent

 

State Representative:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Tackey Chan

Incumbent

Democratic

William Burke

Challenger

Republican

 

State Representative:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Bruce J. Ayers

Incumbent

Democratic

 

State Representative:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Ronald Mariano

Incumbent

Democratic

Stephen Tougas

Challenger

Republican

 

State Representative:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Dan Hunt

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Norfolk County District Attorney:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Michael W. Morrissey

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Clerk of the Courts:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Walter F. Timilty, Jr.

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Norfolk County Register of Deeds:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

William P. O'Donnell

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Norfolk County Treasurer:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

James E. Timilty

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Norfolk County Commissioner:

Name of Candidate Contender

Status

Party

Peter H. Collins

Incumbent

Democratic

 

Question Ballots:

Question # Name of Question
1

This proposed law would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. The maximum number of patients per registered nurse would vary by type of unit and level of care, as follows: In units with step-down/intermediate care patients: 3 patients per nurse; In units with post-anesthesia care or operating room patients: 1 patient under anesthesia per nurse; 2 patients post-anesthesia per nurse; In the emergency services department: 1 critical or intensive care patient per nurse (or 2 if the nurse has assessed each patient's condition as stable); 2 urgent non-stable patients per nurse; 3 urgent stable patients per nurse; or 5 non-urgent stable patients per nurse; In units with maternity patients: (a) active labor patients: 1 patient per nurse; (b) during birth and for up to two hours immediately postpartum: 1 mother per nurse and 1 baby per nurse; (c) when the condition of the mother and baby are determined to be stable: 1 mother and her baby or babies per nurse; (d) postpartum: 6 patients per nurse; (e) intermediate care or continuing care babies: 2 babies per nurse; (f) well-babies: 6 babies per nurse; In units with pediatric, medical, surgical, telemetry, or observational/outpatient treatment patients, or any other unit: 4 patients per nurse; and In units with psychiatric or rehabilitation patients: 5 patients per nurse. The proposed law would require a covered facility to comply with the patient assignment limits without reducing its level of nursing, service, maintenance, clerical, professional, and other staff. The proposed law would also require every covered facility to develop a written patient acuity tool for each unit to evaluate the condition of each patient. This tool would be used by nurses in deciding whether patient limits should be lower than the limits of the proposed law at any given time. The proposed law would not override any contract in effect on January 1, 2019 that set higher patient limits. The proposed law's limits would take effect after any such contract expired. The state Health Policy Commission would be required to promulgate regulations to implement the proposed law. The Commission could conduct inspections to ensure compliance with the law. Any facility receiving written notice from the Commission of a complaint or a violation would be required to submit a written compliance plan to the Commission. The Commission could report violations to the state Attorney General, who could file suit to obtain a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per violation as well as up to $25,000 for each day a violation continued after the Commission notified the covered facility of the violation. The Health Policy Commission would be required to establish a toll-free telephone number for complaints and a website where complaints, compliance plans, and violations would appear. The proposed law would prohibit discipline or retaliation against any employee for complying with the patient assignment limits of the law. The proposed law would require every covered facility to post within each unit, patient room, and waiting area a notice explaining the patient limits and how to report violations. Each day of a facility's non-compliance with the posting requirement would be punishable by a civil penalty between $250 and $2,500. The proposed law's requirements would be suspended during a state or nationally declared public health emergency. The proposed law states that, if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect. The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2019. 

A YES VOTE would limit the number of patients that could be assigned to one registered nurse in hospitals and certain other health care facilities. 

A NO VOTE would make no change in current laws relative to patient-to-nurse limits.

2

This proposed law would create a citizens commission to consider and recommend potential amendments to the United States Constitution to establish that corporations do not have the same Constitutional rights as human beings and that campaign contributions and expenditures may be regulated. Any resident of Massachusetts who is a United States citizen would be able to apply for appointment to the 15-member commission, and members would serve without compensation. The Governor, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the state Attorney General, the Speaker of the state House of Representatives, and the President of the state Senate would each appoint three members of the commission and, in making these appointments, would seek to ensure that the commission reflects a range of geographic, political, and demographic backgrounds. The commission would be required to research and take testimony, and then issue a report regarding (1) the impact of political spending in Massachusetts; (2) any limitations on the state's ability to regulate corporations and other entities in light of Supreme Court decisions that allow corporations to assert certain constitutional rights; (3) recommendations for constitutional amendments; (4) an analysis of constitutional amendments introduced to Congress; and (5) recommendations for advancing proposed amendments to the United States Constitution. The commission would be subject to the state Open Meeting Law and Public Records Law. The commission's first report would be due December 31, 2019, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth would be required to deliver the commission's report to the state Legislature, the United States Congress, and the President of the United States. The proposed law states that, if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect. The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2019. 

A YES VOTE would create a citizens commission to advance an amendment to the United States Constitution to limit the influence of money in elections and establish that corporations do not have the same rights as human beings. 

A NO VOTE would not create this commission.

3 This law adds gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in places of public accommodation, resort, or amusement. Such grounds also include race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, disability, and ancestry. A 'place of public accommodation, resort or amusement' is defined in existing law as any place that is open to and accepts or solicits the patronage of the general public, such as hotels, stores, restaurants, theaters, sports facilities, and hospitals. 'Gender identity' is defined as a person's sincerely held gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not it is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth. This law prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in a person's admission to or treatment in any place of public accommodation. The law requires any such place that has separate areas for males and females (such as restrooms) to allow access to and full use of those areas consistent with a person's gender identity. The law also prohibits the owner or manager of a place of public accommodation from using advertising or signage that discriminates on the basis of gender identity. This law directs the state Commission Against Discrimination to adopt rules or policies and make recommendations to carry out this law. The law also directs the state Attorney General to issue regulations or guidance on referring for legal action any person who asserts gender identity for an improper purpose. The provisions of this law governing access to places of public accommodation are effective as of October 1, 2016. The remaining provisions are effective as of July 8, 2016. 

A YES VOTE would keep in place the current law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation. 

A NO VOTE would repeal this provision of the public accommodation law.

 

Last call for the voters and undecided voters of Quincy residents should cast their vote at the Richard J. Koch Park & Recreation Complex on Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, November 2, 2018 no later than at 4:20 -- 4:25 p.m. before the office will closes at 4:30 p.m. to deliver an official primary election results at the City Clerk's office for the general election will be automatically on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

 

Last call for the voters and undecided voters of Quincy residents should cast their vote at the North Quincy High School on Saturday, October 27, 2018 no later than at 4:20 -- 4:25 p.m. before the school building will closes at 4:30 p.m. to deliver an official primary election results at the City Clerk's office for the general election will be automatically on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  

Residents, persons with disabilities and citizens of Quincy can apply for the Voter Registration application at the City Clerk's Office: 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA during these normal business hours of operations on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. before the deadline will be expect to due no later than on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. here in the City of Quincy.

 

Residents, persons with disabilities and citizens of Quincy can apply for the Absentee Ballots application at the City Clerk's Office: 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA during these normal business hours of operations on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. before the deadline will be expect to due no later than on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. here in the City of Quincy.

 

For more information about the 2018 midterm election, please contact City Clerk's office during the normal business hours of operations on Monday through Friday with any questions or concerns.

 

Linda Bowes, Administrative Assistant at (617) 376-1144 or e-mail: lbowes@quincyma.gov

Vincent Au, Administrative Assistant at (617) 376-1142 or e-mail: vau@quincyma.gov

Amanda Sousa, Administrative Assistant at (617) 376-1143 or e-mail: asousa@quincyma.gov