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5 Things to Know about Today's Election

See a copy of the ballot, find your polling place, and more helpful voter information.

For all Wakefield residents planning to vote in the April 24, 2012 election, here is what you need to know.

1. Polling Places:

Precincts 1 and 7 — , 372 Salem St.

Precincts 2 and 3 — , 71 Preston St.

Precinct 4 — , 1155 Main St.

Precincts 5 and 6 — , 4 Harrington Ct.

Type in your address here to see your exact polling place.

2. The Ballot:

See the attached .pdf for a copy of the ballot.

3. Contested Races:

Board of Selectmen:
Incumbent Paul DiNocco is challenged by Brian Falvey, Phyllis Hull, Phillip Renzulo, and Gregory Liakos. For more on each candidate's positions on various topics, refer to the

    School Committee:
    Three candidates, Janine Cook, John Bengtson, and Kate Morgan are running for two open seats. For more on each candidate's positions on various topics, refer to the

      4. Uncontested Races:

      Town Moderator
      One year, one spot

      Name Status William H.Carroll On the ballot


      Tax Collector
      Three years, one spot

      Name Status *Kathleen M. Kelly On the ballot


      Library Trustees
      Three years, three spots

      Name Status *Cindy  A.  Schatz On the ballot *Kevin Patrick Scanlon On the ballot


      Planning Board
      Five years, one spot

      Name Status *William M. D’Amore On the ballot

      Board of Health
      Three years, one spot

      Name Status *Laurel  Skinder  Gourville On the ballots


      Board of Assessors
      Three years, one spot

      Name Status *Jane A. D’Addario On the ballot

      Board of Assessors (Interim)
      One year, one spot

      Name Status Christopher R. Wilcock On the ballot

      Gas and Light Commissioners
      Three years, two spots

      Name Status *Michael  P.  McCarthy On the ballot *Kenneth  J.  Chase, Jr. On the ballot

      Housing Authority
      Five years, one spot

      Name Status *Alfred S.  Confalone On the ballot

      5. More Information:

      Wakefield Patch Election Day Coverage
      Check back to the site throughout the day for updates on voter turnout, photo galleries of supporters and voters at the polls, and up-to-the-minute election results, which will be posted by 10 p.m. tonight. 

      WCAT Election Night
      After the polls have closed for the upcoming April 24th town election, WCAT will host a live Election Night program on their government channel. Kicking off at 8.30 pm, the election night program will feature interviews with candidates, discussion of this town election season, and the voting results on the two contested races – Board of Selectmen and School Committee.

      This year, Election Night will be co-hosted by Bob Cunningham, who has been a commentator on the show for some years, and Ally Houghton, who previously hosted Quannapowitt Magazine on WCAT’s public channel.

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