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5 Things to Know about Today's Election

See a copy of the ballot, find your polling place, and more helpful voter information.

For all Wakefield residents planning to vote in the April 24, 2012 election, here is what you need to know.

1. Polling Places:

Precincts 1 and 7 — , 372 Salem St.

Precincts 2 and 3 — , 71 Preston St.

Precinct 4 — , 1155 Main St.

Precincts 5 and 6 — , 4 Harrington Ct.

Type in your address here to see your exact polling place.

2. The Ballot:

See the attached .pdf for a copy of the ballot.

3. Contested Races:

Board of Selectmen:
Incumbent Paul DiNocco is challenged by Brian Falvey, Phyllis Hull, Phillip Renzulo, and Gregory Liakos. For more on each candidate's positions on various topics, refer to the

School Committee:
Three candidates, Janine Cook, John Bengtson, and Kate Morgan are running for two open seats. For more on each candidate's positions on various topics, refer to the

4. Uncontested Races:

Town Moderator
One year, one spot

Name Status William H.Carroll On the ballot


Tax Collector
Three years, one spot

Name Status *Kathleen M. Kelly On the ballot


Library Trustees
Three years, three spots

Name Status *Cindy  A.  Schatz On the ballot *Kevin Patrick Scanlon On the ballot


Planning Board
Five years, one spot

Name Status *William M. D’Amore On the ballot

Board of Health
Three years, one spot

Name Status *Laurel  Skinder  Gourville On the ballots


Board of Assessors
Three years, one spot

Name Status *Jane A. D’Addario On the ballot

Board of Assessors (Interim)
One year, one spot

Name Status Christopher R. Wilcock On the ballot

Gas and Light Commissioners
Three years, two spots

Name Status *Michael  P.  McCarthy On the ballot *Kenneth  J.  Chase, Jr. On the ballot

Housing Authority
Five years, one spot

Name Status *Alfred S.  Confalone On the ballot

5. More Information:

Wakefield Patch Election Day Coverage
Check back to the site throughout the day for updates on voter turnout, photo galleries of supporters and voters at the polls, and up-to-the-minute election results, which will be posted by 10 p.m. tonight. 

WCAT Election Night
After the polls have closed for the upcoming April 24th town election, WCAT will host a live Election Night program on their government channel. Kicking off at 8.30 pm, the election night program will feature interviews with candidates, discussion of this town election season, and the voting results on the two contested races – Board of Selectmen and School Committee.

This year, Election Night will be co-hosted by Bob Cunningham, who has been a commentator on the show for some years, and Ally Houghton, who previously hosted Quannapowitt Magazine on WCAT’s public channel.

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