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Primary Elections in Massachusetts: Where to Vote

Senator John Kerry Nominee for Secretary of State

It’s a special election here in Mass, as Commonwealth voters head to the polls today to choose candidates who will seek the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Does it have the sexiness of the general election or the battle between Elizabeth Warren and Scott “Bqhatevwr” Brown? Nah. But it’s still important to get out there and Vote.

On the Democratic side, you are picking from either Ed Markey or Stephen Lynch, two established representatives already down in Washington. The Republicans are looking to pick between three candidates, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Sullivan. Polls are open today from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and you can find your local polling place using this handy tool from the state.

Don’t tire yourself voting today – the general election is a few months away on June 25th between the winners today.

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Send-Off for John Kerry: Thursday, 6 p.m. at Faneuil Hall

Looking to inject a little political rally into your week? With Senator John Kerry almost cleared to leave Capitol Hill for Foggy Bottom, a public farewell party is scheduled at Faneuil Hall on Thursday evening to celebrate his service to the Commonwealth, We Love Beantown has learned.

The Associated Press reports Mr. Kerry’s nomination as Secretary of State by President Obama has been unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the full senate may vote to confirm his appointment as soon as this afternoon. Thus, Mr. Kerry’s soon-to-be-former-Massachusetts team is hosting the event on Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. Attendees are advised to arrive at 5:15 p.m. If you are interested or involved in Massachusetts politics, this is going to be a who’s-who, and definitely a must-attend.