SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

September 17, 2013

Primary will whittle candidates down to two

PEABODY — It’s an off-year election in a single ward, and it’s not even the final, but a primary between three City Council Ward 3 candidates today is still getting a lot of attention. City Clerk Tim Spanos expects up to 13 percent of eligible voters to cast a ballot. That’s a lot given the circumstance. For example, only 6 percent voted in the March Republican primary for state representative.

Two former councilors with long careers, Bill Toomey and Jim “Demos” Moutsoulas, will be running, along with relative newcomer Thomas Serino. The two top vote-getters, regardless of their percentage of the vote, will appear on the ballot in November, with the third man eliminated.

Spanos estimates that about 600 of 4,500 registered voters will turn out. Voters in both Precincts 1 and 2 will vote at our Lady of Fatima Church. Those in Precinct 3 can cast their ballots at the Wilson Terrace Community Hall.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts
Comments Tracker