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Peisch Vs. Carr, Congressional Races on Today’s Primary Ballot

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

It’s a rare election Thursday throughout the state, and there’s one local race on today's ballot.

Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch is up against Jerome B. Carr, both Democrats, in the race for the 14th Norfolk District seat. The 14th Norfolk covers Weston, Wellesley and Precinct 10 in Natick.

Peisch, 57, has seen little challenge since assuming office in 2003, except in 2010 when she faced challenger Royall H. Switzler in the November general election. , but it was closer than most had expected.

Carr, 73, president of Wellesley-based Carr Research Laboratory, Inc., told Boston.com that he wants to repeal the current Wetland Protection Act and enact legislation that would make it allowable to “enhance” protected wetlands.

The Massachusetts Fifth Congressional seat is contended on the Republican side today. Frank John Addivinola Jr., Jeffrey M. Semon and Tom Tierny contend for the Republican nomination for the chance to face incumbent Edward J. Markey in the general election.

The town website has ballots for the Republican, Democrat and Green-Rainbow parties.

Polling place locations (New locations for Precincts 3 and 4):

Precinct 1: Parish Hall of the

Precinct 2: Basement of located at 320 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA

Precinct 3: Social Hall of  - NOTE NEW LOCATION

Precinct 4: Social Hall of  Westgate Church - NOTE NEW LOCATION

Here's how to find your precinct.

Ed Coburn September 06, 2012 at 01:08 PM
And don't forget about the third district state Senate seat being vacated by Susan Fargo. There are 7 candidates vying for the Republican and Democractic slots. This is important. I will be voting for Joe Mullin. Joe is a veteran of both Federal and municipal government (former Weston Selectman). He is at the point in his career where toeing the party line is less important than making state government work better for citizens and municipalities. He has consistently impressed me with his dedication, his integrity, and his principled values. Join me today in voting for Joe Mullin. Ed Coburn Weston resident and Selectman

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