Vote Thursday in state primary


Martha’s Vineyard voters go to the polls Thursday, September 6. Registered independents (unenrolled), may vote in the primary election but must request only one party’s ballot. Registered Democrats and Republicans may request only their party’s ballot.

The primary contests attracting the most attention are between the challengers for a spot on the November election ballot in the new 9th Congressional District.

William Richard Keating of Bourne faces off against C. Samuel Sutter of Fall River for a spot on the Democratic ballot. On the Republican side of the ledger, the contest is between Adam G. Chaprales of Barnstable and Christopher Sheldon of Plymouth.

There is also a primary contest on the Democratic ballot for Governor’s Councillor, First District.

The First District includes Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth counties. The Massachusetts Governor’s Council is composed of eight individuals and acts on issues that include criminal pardons and commutations, and approval of judicial appointments.

The Democratic ballot includes incumbent Oliver P. Cipollini Jr. of Barnstable, Walter D. Moniz of New Bedford, and Nicholas D. Bernier of Swansea.

Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm in the following locations: Aquinnah old town hall, Chilmark Community Center, West Tisbury Public Safety Building, Tisbury American Legion Hall, Oak Bluffs Public library meeting room, and the Edgartown Town Hall meeting room.

Election results will be posted when available.