Winchester Patch Election Guide 2012
The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Winchester.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Winchester Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.
Click on the links below to learn more about the races, candidates and issues.
- Find out where to vote in Winchester here.
- Find out how to cast an absentee ballot here.
- See Winchester Patch's voter guide, including election 2012 articles.
U.S. Congress, 5th Massachusetts District:
- Question 1: An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles: This initiative would require all car manufacturers to provide – on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis – all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.
- Question 2: An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This initiative would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicating it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
- Question 3: Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana."
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• Candidates can submit press releases directly to Winchester Patch by first creating a free user account, which gives you the ability to share news and comments on any Patch across the country, every time you log in. Post press releases about upcoming events, initiatives and campaign updates through the Announcements page, and post local events to the Calendar.
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• Blog! Winchester Patch is looking for local residents who are interested in writing about political issues, whether it’s the 2012 State Election races, ballot initiatives or ongoing issues. Write as much as you like as often as you want, on any subject that piques your interest. For more information, see this guide to blogging on Patch or contact Editor Lindsey Davidson. Or just visit the Local Voices page to get started.