My fellow Reading Precinct 2 residents: As you may know, we have only 8 names on the ballot for 24 Town Meeting Member seats, however 7 others are running as write-in candidates.
If you'd like to vote for them ballot stickers are available at RCTV Studios, 557 Main Street. (Now 8, Karen Janowski has thrown her hat in the ring too!).
For those in other precincts, you can vote for additional candidates residing in your precinct just by writing in their name and address!
Be sure to get out and exercise your right to vote ("...early and often!" as my Dad says) this Tuesday March 6th, both the local and the presidential primary election, it's one stop voting, all day ('til 8 PM sharp) at the Hawkes Field House at RMHS.
Afterward, be sure to tune into RCTV for up to the minute election coverage.
Update: Frank Burke & David O'Sullivan too for Pct 2 TMM, that's 10 write-in candidates!
For stickers, please note that while the spec states 1/4" x 2 1/4", at least for Precinct 2, the right (third) column (TOWN MEETING MEMBERS) on the official ballot requires a 1/4" x 2" sticker instead. The left and center columns will accept a 2 1/4" long however.
Sample ballots are available at the Town Clerk's office (16 Lowell Street, 781-942-9050). If someone is running a write-in campaign it is helpful, but not necessary, to notify the Town Clerk of their name and intention -- this may make counting their written in votes easier.
Please encourage those that didn't get their names on the ballot to attempt to get a significant (say more than 10 votes perhaps?) number of write-ins.
Re: new precinct boundaries, see: http://www.readingma.gov/Pages/ReadingMA_Clerk/Pages/2012Precincts
For those residing in Precinct Two the following seven are running write-in campaigns (and I hope to have a sticker slate printed by tonight for your convenience -- call and inquire):
27 Chequessett Road
David Wayne Decker
18 Winter Street
195 Salem Street
9 Ide Street
Denise M Iozzo
30 Johanna Drive
Paul F McNeice
20 Johanna Drive
George A Snow
237 Salem Street #2
- Stephen Crook