In our latest You Ask, Patch Answers post, we answer the question of when the Special Primary Election will be held in Winchester to fill former Congressman Edward Markey's vacated seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Markey was elected to fill the seat left by former U.S. Sen. John Kerry after Kerry joined the Obama Administration earlier this year. Now, several candidates, including State Sen. Katherine Clark, who represents Winchester, are vying for Markey's seat in Congress.
The election is currently scheduled for Oct. 15, according to the town website.
Winchester residents can register to vote or request an absentee ballot by mail, email or fax using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) automated too on their website, or by visiting the Town Clerk's page for a local application.
"Do not forget to indicate your party preference on the absentee ballot application," reads the post on the town website. "You may apply for a member of your family should they not be available to request an absentee ballot. Disabled voters may call the Town Clerk for assistance."
The deadline to register for the election is Sept. 25, according to the town website. The Special General Election is slated for Dec. 10, the site adds.