If you live in Boston’s District 7, formerly represented by Chuck Turner, or if you know someone who does, don’t forget that today is the day that the field of 6 candidates will be winnowed down to 2! All the information you need on candidates, polling places, etc. is at this link.
UPDATE: With 77% of the vote in, Tito Jackson has about 2/3 of the vote and will definitely be in next month’s final election. It looks like the second spot will go either to Cornell Mills or Danielle Williams, who are separated only by a handful of votes.
FURTHER UPDATE: With 100% reporting, it’s Tito Jackson and Cornell Mills, who finished 13 votes ahead of Danielle Williams. I suppose a recount is possible…
After discarding Roy Owens and Althea Garrison, both of whom run for everything and anything, the only other candidate I have met (on several occasions) and seen out supporting other candidates, particularly candidates I also supported, is Tito Jackson. I hope he makes the top two.
I was out today first phone banking and then poll checking for Tito. I know him from his work as political director for Deval Patrick’s campaign. I try to help good candidates who are not in my area during special elections. It is a great way to get to know people across the state.
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I’m watching the results from out here in the ‘burbs.
p>I know it’s only four precincts, but it is encouraging!
With all precincts reporting:
As much as anyone, I believe that every vote should be counted. It would seem to be a pretty steep hurdle to win the final election, given Tito’s numbers in the preliminary.
p>I was thinking about the difference in votes between the top two candidates last night and thinking what can be done in 30 days? Well for starters we can work to increase voter turn out on March 15th. With only 7% turnout, many people were not heard from yesterday. Secondly I think this gives both candidates an opportunity to continue the important discussions they’ve been having with the community. The mantra should be: Engage, engage, engage.
p>And I totally agree, volunteering in special elections outside your district is an excellent way to meet many wonderful Dems.